Cancer


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 […]


Detecting cancer four years before conventional diagnosis

Announcing a big move for Dale affecting his family, his employer, his colleagues, and his friends Note: This article originally appeared on LinkedIn. The magic wand of early detection Several years ago at a meeting with sales management, someone asked a provocative question: “If you had a magic wand, what […]


Observations from American Association for Cancer Research 2018 #AACR18

It is something of a tradition for me to give some reviews of notable presentations from past AACR conferences. For example, here’s one that I did while at SeraCare for #AACR16, here’s one from #AACR15, and another one here from #AACR14. (Briefly looking for highlights from 2017, well it looks like […]

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