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The Sequencing Technology Behind The World's Fastest Genetic Diagnosis

The Sequencing Technology Behind The World's Fastest Genetic Diagnosis

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In February 2018, a team at Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine broke the world record for the fastest genetic diagnosis when they delivered a rare disease diagnosis in just 19 hours 30 minutes. We caught up with John Reynders, CEO of Alexion, to discuss how the record was broken, and why diagnosing rare diseases is important in modern medicine.

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Determining Prognostic Significance of Biomarkers for Risk Stratification of Early Stage Lung Cancer

Determining Prognostic Significance of Biomarkers for Risk Stratification of Early Stage Lung Cancer

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During this year’s AACR Annual Meeting we spoke to Dr. Delphine Lissa and Dr. Ana Robles from the National Cancer Institute to learn more about the team’s most recent study on the use of two specific biomarkers for risk stratification of stage I lung cancer patients.

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Digital Pathology Solution Could Speed Up Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

Digital Pathology Solution Could Speed Up Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

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To learn more about ContextVision, their move into the field of digital pathology, and how INIFY™ could help benefit pathologists and patients, we spoke to Lena Kajland Wilén, Director Business Unit Digital Pathology.

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HPV-Positive Oropharyngeal Cancers: Predicting Treatment Response Using ddPCR

HPV-Positive Oropharyngeal Cancers: Predicting Treatment Response Using ddPCR

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During this year’s AACR Annual Meeting we spoke to Julianna Supplee, Research Technician at the Robert and Renée Belfer Center for Applied Cancer Science at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, to learn more about the team’s most recent study on the use of plasma HPV cell-free DNA as an early predictor of treatment response in patients with advanced oropharyngeal cancer.

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Using Cell-free DNA as a Marker for Liver Cancer Diagnosis

Using Cell-free DNA as a Marker for Liver Cancer Diagnosis

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During this year’s AACR conference we spoke to Kang Zhang, M.D., Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego about the collaborative work he has been doing with the Laboratory for Advanced Medicine. He discusses their recent study findings on the use of a blood-based method to look at cell-free DNA as a marker for liver cancer diagnosis and prognosis.

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Genomic Profiling in Cancer: Matching Patients to Precision Trials, Guiding Patients to the Right Treatment

Genomic Profiling in Cancer: Matching Patients to Precision Trials, Guiding Patients to the Right Treatment

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We recently spoke to Gaurav Singal, Vice President of Data Strategy and Product Development at Foundation Medicine, to learn more about how their SmartTrialsTM technology platform has enabled patients to be rapidly matched to precision trials, based on their unique tumor biomarkers.

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Next Generation Sequencing for the Masses?

Next Generation Sequencing for the Masses?

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Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Oncomine Dx Target Test, a cancer diagnostics panel, is set to be made available to 160 million people in the US through both Medicare and Medicaid and private insurers. We spoke with Joydeep Goswami, president of Clinical NGS and Oncology for Thermo Fisher Scientific, about the progress of NGS tests in the clinic.

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New Method to Rule out Early Stage Lung Cancer

New Method to Rule out Early Stage Lung Cancer

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We spoke to Dr Albert Luderer, CEO of Integrated Diagnostics to learn about the challenges of diagnosing lung nodules as benign or malignant, and how the Xpresys Lung 2 liquid biopsy test can help improve this process.

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Revolutionizing the World of Pipetting

Revolutionizing the World of Pipetting

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Necessity is the mother of invention, and nowhere is this more clearly demonstrated than in the laboratory. We caught up with Alex Studer, VP of Marketing and Innovation at INTEGRA Biosciences, to discuss the company’s aim to transform the world of pipetting.

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Building in Purity

Building in Purity

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Laboratories rely on the constant provision of high quality water for a variety of purposes, from glass washing to reagent preparation and instrumental analysis. It is all too easy to take this valuable commodity for granted yet, behind the scenes, a great deal of thought goes into designing a facility that reliably and cost-effectively provides water of the required quality on a round the clock basis.

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