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Invivoscribe Expands Business into Solid Tumors with Assays and Services to Identify and Monitor CAR-T and TCR Immuno-Therapies

Invivoscribe® Technologies Inc., a global company with decades of experience providing internationally standardized clonality and biomarker testing solutions for the fields of oncology, personalized molecular diagnostics®, and personalized molecular medicine®, reports that its next-generation sequencing (NGS) LymphoTrack® Assay kits are being used by its LabPMM® clinical laboratories, pharmaceutical partners, and cancer centers to identify and monitor chimeric antigen receptor T-cells (CAR-T) and engineered T-cell receptors in peripheral blood of subjects in support of immuno-therapeutic drug development and treatment regimen development for both hematologic and solid tumors.

Protagen AG Join Forces with the U.S. National Cancer Institute to Answer Pressing Questions in Immuno-Oncology

Protagen AG has executed a Material Transfer Agreement with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) under which the parties will utilize Protagen’s SeroTag® immune system profiling technology to identify biomarkers that predict therapy responsiveness, to monitor patients receiving immunotherapies, and for early detection of immune-related adverse events (irAEs). This collaboration with NCI will be led by Jeffrey Schlom, Ph.D., Chief of the Laboratory of Tumor Immunology and Biology at the NCI’s Center for Cancer Research. Protagen AG is a provider of pharma development services and novel companion diagnostic tests in the fields of immuno-oncology and autoimmune disease. NCI is part of the National Institutes of Health.

Invivoscribe Expands Ion PGM NGS Platform Menu: Releases Additional CE-IVD Clonality Kits with Bioinformatics Software and RUO Kits with MRD Software

Invivoscribe® Technologies Inc., a global company with more than 20 years of experience providing clonality and biomarker test solutions for the fields of oncology, personalized molecular diagnostics® and personalized molecular medicine®, today released three additional CE-marked next-generation sequencing (NGS) assay kits for in vitro diagnostic (IVD) use to assist in the diagnosis of B-cell malignancies. Invivoscribe has now commercialized more than 40 CE-IVD assays and bioinformatics packages for capillary electrophoresis and NGS platforms and has recently announced a long-term agreement with Thermo Fisher Scientific to bring regulated IVD assays through the FDA on the Ion PGM™ Dx System.

Study Finds Biomarker for Lung Cancer Detection in the Nasal Passages of Smokers

A new nasal test may allow patients suspected of having lung cancer to undergo a simple swab of their nose to determine if they have the disease. Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found that a genomic biomarker in the nasal passage can accurately determine the likelihood of a lung lesion being malignant. The findings, which appear online in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, will allow physicians to confidently identify patients who are at low probability for having lung cancer, thus sparing them from costly and risky procedures.

Two Migration Proteins Boost Predictive Value of Pancreatic Cancer Biomarker

Adding two blood-borne proteins associated with cancer cell migration increases the predictive ability of the current biomarker for pancreatic cancer to detect early stage disease, a research team from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reports in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.