NEW YORK(GenomeWeb) – Exosome Diagnostics today announced a collaboration with the Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute in which the ALCMI is providing samples from an ongoing clinical trial to help Exosome advance its plasma-based lung cancer mutation tests.

According to Exosome, the collaboration will support the validation of its ALK and EGFR T790M liquid biopsy diagnostics, which the company plans to launch this year as laboratory-developed tests. The work will also support future development of these assays as IVD kits, Exosome added.

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May
04
Sponsored by
Qiagen

This online seminar will provide an overview of the use of liquid biopsies for cancer recurrence monitoring with a particular focus on colorectal cancer.

May
11
Sponsored by
PerkinElmer

This webinar will provide an overview of an RNA-seq protocol that has been optimized to study small RNA species such as microRNAs.

May
23
Sponsored by
Agilent Technologies

This webinar will discuss a target enrichment workflow for high-confidence detection of variants. 

Jun
20
Sponsored by
OmniSeq

This webinar will discuss RNA sequencing as an alternative to immunohistochemistry (IHC) in selecting patients for cancer immunotherapy.