Yearly Archives: 2019


A new role at a cell-free tumor DNA oncology testing company Sysmex-Inostics 1

With digital PCR OncoBEAM and NGS Plasma SafeSEQ technologies sensitive to 0.02% and 0.05% MAF respectively, expect to hear more from Sysmex-Inostics for biomarker development, companion diagnostic commercialization and patient testing It isn’t unusual for me to be found at different conferences, whether ASHG, AGBT, AACR or occasionally Molecular Tri-Con […]


Mission Bio's Tapestri system

Single-cell companies Mission Bio and Celsee Inc. at American Association for Cancer Research 2019 #AACR19 1

Mission Bio’s single-cell targeted DNA enrichment by multiplex PCR shows additional capabilities they are developing, and Celsee’s CTC enrichment also claims sc-RNA-Seq and sci-ATAC-seq potential In 2015 at the AACR conference in Philadelphia PA I noticed a poster that looked eerily familiar – the formation of water-in-oil droplets (“emulsions”) via […]


Miltenyi MACSima Imaging and Arima Genomics debut at the American Association for Cancer Research 2019 #AACR19

High-content imaging continues to be a theme, and will Hi-C become a popular research tool? Yesterday Akoya Biosciences showed a system that could do 50 fluorescent markers for high-content imaging of tissue samples, with a separate stage the mounts on an existing fluorescent microscope. Nanostring also celebrated the GeoMx launch […]


Akoya Biosciences and Berkeley Lights debut at American Association for Cancer Research 2019 #AACR19

Akoya Biosciences offers 50+ protein markers along with existing Phenoptics offering, while Berkeley Lights has a unique single-cell, live-cell analysis platform Every year the American Association for Cancer Research conference is a major conference for major product announcements and new companies to test the cancer research market. And while walking […]


Cardea combined with CRISPR enables amplification-free digital genomics

Cardea Bio Inc. and Nanosens Innovations Inc., Keck Graduate Institute and UC Berkeley detect two deleted DMD exons in 15 minutes down to 1.7 fM sensitivity We are currently living in an exciting time in molecular diagnostics, as the fields of chemical fluorescence, optics, electronics, microfluidics, biochemistry, genomics and nanofabrication […]

Cardea Bio graphene CRISPR-chip being loaded

The full x-chromosome map

The world’s first complete chromosome sequence at #AGBT19

NGHRI’s Dr. Adam Phillippy presents a remarkable dataset – the telomere-to-telomere assembly of a complete human X chromosome When the completion of the Human Genome Project was announced on June 6, 2002, President Bill Clinton said the following: We are here to celebrate the completion of the first survey of […]