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Adaptive Biotechnologies launches clonoSEQ, a more sensitive, accurate assay to detect minimal residual disease (MRD) in blood-based cancers.
Date:12/6/2012

comprehension easier and quicker for hematologists. These enhancements include:

  • Developing a proprietary set of immune receptor templates to eliminate PCR amplification bias
  • Instituting a systematic chain of custody to handle customer samples
  • Building a bioinformatics platform to enable the measurement of MRD as a ratio of the malignant clone to the total number of nucleated cells in a blood sample as well as to the lineage-related cells

Future plans for clonoSEQ include the development and distribution of a proprietary kit that would allow for the assay to be performed in selected point-of-need clinical pathology laboratories. 

"Without controls in place as reliable as the set of immune receptor templates we have developed to eliminate any PCR bias, standardization of a kit would be quite difficult," explained Adaptive co-founder Dr. Harlan Robins. 

Adaptive has several other assays being prepped for clinical use in oncology/hematology, immunology, and infectious diseases.

The company remains committed to expanding the use of its platforms as diagnostic tools in clinical trials and as fee-for-service research whereby academic and industry collaborators can incorporate studies of B and T-cell immune repertoire status into their studies. 

About Adaptive Biotechnologies
Adaptive Biotechnologies Corporation (http://www.adaptivebiotech.com), headquartered in Seattle, WA, is pioneering the field of genomic immunology. The company's core competency is developing next generation sequencing assays that characterize the adaptive immune system, serving as a platform technology to the research and clinical communities as well as the biopharmaceutical industry.  Adaptive operates a state-of-the-art high throughput centralized laboratory in Seattle that is CLIA certified and will be accepting clin
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