Navigation Links
Caris Life Sciences Announces Planned Expansion of Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) Capabilities
Date:5/31/2013

IRVING, Texas, May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Caris Life Sciences™, a leading biosciences company focused on fulfilling the promise of personalized medicine, today announced it intends to expand its Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) capabilities to include whole exome and transcriptome sequencing.  The offering will provide physicians with an in-depth report focusing on the 452 well-documented somatic alterations present across all cancer types.

Once launched, this expanded mutational analysis will be available for order as a standalone panel or in combination with other molecular tests. This 450-plus gene profile will include all relevant genomic alterations, including translocations, rearrangements, copy number alterations, base substitutions, insertions and deletions. The expanded profile utilizes the COSMIC database to identify and include every gene that has been shown to contain alterations in any type of cancer. As new genes important to the understanding of cancer are identified, they can quickly be included in the report prepared for physicians, ensuring that patients receive the most comprehensive and up-to-date information available.  Increasing the breadth of genes profiled will provide the next level of biomarker analysis, and will complement the company's flagship molecular profiling offering, which already equips oncologists with the most clinically actionable biomarker data and drug correlations available today.

"Our molecular profiling service, Caris Molecular Intelligence™, utilizes the most relevant technologies to interrogate proteins, RNA and DNA," said David D. Halbert , Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Caris Life Sciences. "We've found that many of our customers were curious to see more genetic mutations, so as the leading service provider in the molecular profiling space, we wanted to be responsive and further develop our DNA and RNA mutational analysis capabilities."

Based on a very sophisticated bioinformatic algorithm, Caris can combine the more than 30,000 data points in its Caris Registry warehouse with the results generated from expanded DNA mutational analysis. This unique ability will enable richer, more meaningful data outputs for future research use.

About Caris Life Sciences
Caris Life Sciences is a leading biosciences company focused on fulfilling the promise of personalized medicine. This specialty oncology reference laboratory offers more than 70 clinically relevant molecular profiling tests, including its comprehensive Caris' Molecular Intelligence™ profile. Caris Molecular Intelligence correlates molecular data generated from a patient's tumor with biomarker/drug associations derived from the world's leading clinical cancer literature. With nearly 50,000 patients profiled, this service uses the most advanced and clinically-relevant technologies to provide physicians with information to aid in the selection of personalized cancer treatments more likely to work for each patient. Caris is also developing a series of blood tests based on the company's proprietary Carisome® platform — a blood-based testing technology for diagnosis, prognosis, and theranosis of cancer and other complex diseases. Headquartered in the Dallas metroplex, Caris Life Sciences offers services throughout the United States, Europe, and other international markets. To learn more, please visit www.carislifesciences.com.


 


'/>"/>
SOURCE Caris Life Sciences
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Caris Life Sciences Symposium to Explore Advances in Next Generation Sequencing for Gynecologic Cancers
2. Caris Life Sciences nimmt Next-Generation Sequencing zur Verbesserung des evidenzbasierten Tumorprofilierungsservices für Krebspatienten auf
3. Caris Life Sciences Adds Next-Generation Sequencing to Enhance Evidence-Based Tumor Profiling Service for Cancer Patients
4. Caris Sponsors CancerCare Connect Education Workshop on Molecular Profiling in the Treatment of Breast Cancer
5. Caris Life Sciences mejora la evaluación por perfil molecular con los biomarcadores ROS1 y MGMT-metilación
6. Caris Life Sciences Enhances Molecular Profiling Service with Addition of ROS1 and MGMT-Methylation Biomarkers
7. Pressure BioSciences, Inc. to Discuss First Quarter 2013 Financial Results and Provide Business Update
8. Data Sciences International (DSI) in Space
9. Sangamo BioSciences Announces Presentation at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2013 Health Care Conference
10. BioDelivery Sciences Provides Business Review and Update in Conjunction with Filing of First Quarter 2013 Financials
11. Neurocrine Biosciences To Present At The Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2013 Health Care Conference
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/21/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Having worked on the design of the innovative Triton™ ... to top lab design architects from around the country at the Lab Design Conference ... and Engineering Greg Casey will be at the show, where they will highlight the ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... ... April 21, 2017 , ... Frederick Innovative Technology Center, ... emerging bio and technology start-ups, is hosting “Celebration Friday” (a festive gathering highlighting ... start with libations and networking at 3:30 p.m. at FITCI’s 4539 Metropolitan Court ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... 20, 2017  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... galcanezumab for the prevention of migraine at the American ... place April 22-28, 2017, in Boston ... at AAN, including safety and patient outcomes data for ... a reduction in monthly migraine headache days among patients ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... , April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - Prometic Life Sciences Inc. ... new results at the International Liver Congress ("ILC") 2017 of ... in Amsterdam on the positive effects ... mouse model of obesity and metabolic syndrome. ... According to Dr. Lyne Gagnon, Vice-President of ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:3/20/2017)... PMD Healthcare announces the release of its ... System (WMS), a remote, real-time lung health monitoring and ... is a Medical Device, Digital Health, and Chronic Care ... innovative solutions that empower people to improve their healthcare ... developed the first ever personal spirometer, Spiro PD, which ...
(Date:3/9/2017)... Australia , March 9, 2017 ... the prestigious World Lung Imaging Workshop at the University ... , was invited to deliver the latest data to ... globally recognised event brings together leaders at the forefront ... developments in lung imaging. "The quality ...
(Date:3/7/2017)... 2017   HireVue , the leading provider of ... the best talent, faster, today announced the additions of ... and Diana Kucer as Chief Marketing Officer ... team poised to drive continued growth in the company,s ... of record bookings in 2017. "Companies worldwide ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):