This article has been updated to clarify Exosome's partnerships.

Exosome Diagnostics is exploring next-generation sequencing as a potential platform for diagnostic tests for cancer and other diseases in biofluids.

The company was founded in 2008 around exosome technology it exclusively licensed from Massachusetts General Hospital. While Exosome currently focuses on developing qPCR-based diagnostics for prostate and brain cancer, it has also been investigating next-gen sequencing and recently brought in the Illumina MiSeq platform.

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In Cell this week: adult mesenchymal cell populations in mouse lung, genetic diversity in HPV16 and cancer risk protection, and more.

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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.

Sep
28
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This webinar will discuss the critical role that software can play for clinical labs looking to establish comprehensive genomic testing programs.