May 09, 2017
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SeraCare

Case Study: Development and Validation of Clinical ctDNA Cancer Assays

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 Associate Chair, Surgical Research and Associate Professor of Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine 

This webinar is the last in a four-part series highlighting real-world examples of how some lab directors are bringing validated next-generation sequencing-based tests to the clinic.

If you are a clinical laboratory that is currently running or about to begin offering NGS-based clinical genomics testing and want to know how other labs have addressed specific validation and daily implementation challenges, this webinar series is for you!

Labs looking to implement NGS diagnostics face a number of regulatory challenges. These tests currently fall under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment guidelines as laboratory developed tests and lack specific validation guidelines and global performance standards. Moreover, these assays feature complex workflows comprised of hardware, wetware, and software from multiple vendors assembled — far different from more standardized approaches that fall under the Food and Drug Administration's guidelines for in vitro diagnostics.

During this webinar, Tony Godfrey of the Boston University School of Medicine discusses how his lab is developing and validating clinical circulating tumor DNA assays. 

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Sponsored by
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27
Sponsored by
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28
Sponsored by
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12
Sponsored by
PierianDx

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