Navigation Links
AltheaDx and Compendia Bioscience Launch the Breast Cancer Segregation Panel™
Date:12/8/2010

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- AltheaDx, Inc. – http://www.altheadx.com – today announced the formation of a strategic partnership with Compendia Bioscience to combine their respective core capabilities in assay development, validation and bioinformatics. The two companies will jointly create novel products and services focused on cancer biomarker discovery and subsequent development of tests that predict patient outcomes in clinical trials. From 2006, AltheaDx has enabled FFPE tissue-based biomarker discovery and companion diagnostic development. AltheaDx has facilitated the clinical utilization of biomarkers through validation and clinical sample testing under GLP and/or CLIA.

Compendia Bioscience co-founder and CEO, Dan Rhodes said, "AltheaDx has been a pioneering developer of PCR-based assays in clinical settings since its inception with very deep technical capabilities in genetic analysis.  We are thrilled by this new strategic partnership."

The inaugural product launch of the strategic partnership is the Breast Cancer Segregation Panel™ Assay.  This test is a real-time PCR-based panel, optimized for analysis of RNA extracted from formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissues.  This panel measures 96 genes identified in a proprietary meta-analysis of cancer genomic data from more than 5,000 clinical samples.  AltheaDx will process and analyze samples in its San Diego-based CLIA/GLP laboratory while Compendia Bioscience will manage downstream data analysis and statistical correlation to patient outcomes in clinical trials.

"We are excited to announce this new partnership with Compendia Bioscience," said Francois Ferre, AltheaDx's co-founder and CEO.  "Compendia Bioscience is the recognized leader in translating cancer genomic data into meaningful information related to patient outcomes in clinical trials.  Compendia's powerful bioinformatics platform is providing highly valuable content around which we can develop predictive tests for our pharma partners."

Under the terms of the partnership the companies plan to develop Segregation Panels for other cancer types.  The next assay, the Colorectal Cancer Segregation Panel™, will be released in 2011.

About AltheaDx, Inc.AltheaDx, a leading San Diego-based diagnostic development and testing company, provides clinical biomarker discovery, assay development and validation services that support researchers worldwide in their efforts to utilize genomic information for the advancement of novel therapies.  AltheaDx plays a critical role in helping pharma to discover and validate biomarkers that can predict drug response, and then to provide an efficient seamless commercialization path to bring the tests to market.  The goal of AltheaDx is to reduce the time, risk, and cost of therapeutic development for pharma partners.

For more information, visit www.altheadx.com

About Compendia Bioscience, Inc.Compendia Bioscience is dedicated to applying the global collection of cancer genomic data to impact patient treatment by enabling the discovery and development of better cancer diagnostics and treatments. www.compendiabio.comFor additional information please contact: Matt Gorovoy, PhDAssociate Director, Corporate DevelopmentAltheaDx, Inc.Phone: 858-882-0123 ext. 489E-mail: mgorovoy@altheadx.com
'/>"/>

SOURCE AltheaDx, Inc.
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. On Third Anniversary, Compendia Bioscience Announces Continued Revenue Growth, Major Long-Term Customer Contracts and Forecasts Profitability
2. Compendia Bioscience Announces the Release of Oncomine 4 Research Edition
3. Monogram Biosciences to Present at the Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference 2008
4. Carna Biosciences Signs Reagent Supply Agreement with Caliper Life Sciences
5. Pressure BioSciences, Inc. to Discuss Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results and Provide Business Update
6. Milestone Biosciences, LLC Further Strengthens Executive Management Team
7. Pressure BioSciences, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2008 Financial Results and Provides Business Update
8. Access Pharmaceuticals Licenses MuGard to Milestone Biosciences, LLC for North America
9. Pressure BioSciences, Inc. Releases Novel, PCT-dependent Sample Preparation Kit for Systems Biology Studies
10. Neurocrine Biosciences to Present at Thomas Weisel Healthcare Conference and the NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry Conference
11. Start-Up and Emerging Biotech Companies Will Tell Their Stories at Biosciences Showcase Planned for MichBio Expo
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016   Boston Biomedical , ... compounds designed to target cancer stemness pathways, announced ... granted Orphan Drug Designation from the U.S. Food ... gastric cancer, including gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) cancer. Napabucasin ... to inhibit cancer stemness pathways by targeting STAT3, ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... HOUSTON , June 23, 2016 ... agreement with the Cy-Fair Sports Association to serve ... of the agreement, Houston Methodist Willowbrook will provide ... education and connectivity with association coaches, volunteers, athletes ... partner with the Cy-Fair Sports Association and to ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- The Biodesign Challenge (BDC), a university competition that asks ... systems and biotechnology, announced its winning teams at the ... York City . The teams, chosen ... MoMA,s Celeste Bartos Theater during the daylong summit. Keynote ... of architecture and design, and Suzanne Lee , ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... STACS DNA Inc., the sample tracking ... Arkansas State Crime Laboratory, has joined STACS DNA as a Field Application Specialist. ... Jocelyn Tremblay, President and COO of STACS DNA. “In further expanding our capacity as ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:5/3/2016)... 2016  Neurotechnology, a provider of high-precision biometric ... Biometric Identification System (ABIS) , a complete system ... ABIS can process multiple complex biometric transactions with ... fingerprint, face or iris biometrics. It leverages the ... MegaMatcher Accelerator , which have been used ...
(Date:4/19/2016)... 2016 The new GEZE SecuLogic ... web-based "all-in-one" system solution for all door components. It ... the door interface with integration authorization management system, and ... The minimal dimensions of the access control and the ... installations offer considerable freedom of design with regard to ...
(Date:3/31/2016)... 31, 2016   ... the "Company") LegacyXChange is excited to release ... soon to be launched online site for trading 100% ... ) will also provide potential shareholders a sense of ... to an industry that is notorious for fraud. The ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):