Monthly Archives: April 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 […]