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Adaptive TCR Changes Name to Adaptive Biotechnologies
Date:1/3/2012

SEATTLE, Jan. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Adaptive TCR Corporation, a leading provider of next generation sequencing assays for the adaptive immune system marketed under the brand name immunoSEQ, announced today it has changed its name to Adaptive Biotechnologies Corporation effective immediately.

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The name change reflects the expanded capabilities of the company's original immune profiling business as well as the translation of select research findings from the lab to the clinic.

"Replacing TCR with Biotechnologies better represents the full nature and potential of our products and services," explained Chad Robins, CEO and president of the newly named corporation. "For example, immunoSEQ now offers B-cell receptor sequencing, and we are developing clinical applications for the diagnosis and prognosis of cancer. The name change is simply a natural evolution of our business."

The growth of immunoSEQ

immunoSEQ was launched in 2010 as the first high-throughput sequencing assay to profile the complete repertoire of T-cells in patients with cancer, autoimmune disorders, and infectious diseases.

Over the past year, the capabilities of this proprietary and groundbreaking immune sequencing platform have been expanded to include B-cell receptor sequencing and additional T-cell loci. Sequencing assays for non-human primates, bovine, and swine are also under development.

Expanding into clinical applications

The growing body of immune profiling research that has been generated by hundreds of studies looking at the impact of the immune repertoire on clinical outcome have led to the development of several clinical applications, specifically in oncology.

These clinical applications include monitoring minimal residual disease in blood-based cancers, a more accura
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