NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Swift Biosciences and Fluxion Biosciences have teamed up to develop a clinical oncology research workflow designed to detect somatic mutations from patient blood samples.

The jointly developed workflow uses Fluxion's IsoFlux system for circulating tumor cell enrichment along with Swift's Accel-Amplicon technology.

IsoFlux enriches rare tumor cells circulating in the blood using a combination of epithelial and mesenchymal markers, and delivers them at high purity for molecular analysis.

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Sep
20
Sponsored by
Ion Torrent

This webinar will discuss how next-generation sequencing (NGS) can help clinical research labs and pathologists save time, money, and samples compared to single-analyte oncology research assays.

Sep
21
Sponsored by
Roche

This webinar will demonstrate a new approach that combines precise FFPE tumor isolation with extraction-free DNA/RNA library preparation to minimize material losses and reduce the amount of tissue input required for NGS analysis.

Sep
27
Sponsored by
Philips Genomics

This webinar will present an in-depth look at how Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has developed and implemented a next-generation sequencing panel for mutational tumor profiling of advanced cancer patients.