Navigation Links
Agendia Launches TargetPrint(R) for Breast Cancer Patients

Optimizing Patient Identification for Targeted Therapies

That Ensure Benefits of Personalized Treatment HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., and AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Agendia, a world leader in molecular cancer diagnostics, today announced the launch of TargetPrint(R), a new diagnostic test that allows physicians to quantitatively determine the gene expression levels of the estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR) and Human Epidermal growth factor Receptor 2 (HER2) in breast cancer tumor biopsies. The accurate measurement of these receptors is of paramount importance in planning treatment of breast cancer patients after surgery and assists physicians and patients in making informed treatment decisions. TargetPrint runs on Agendia's new High Density Chip, which received market clearance last month (August 2008) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

"Currently available targeted therapies, such as hormone treatments, can have a huge impact on the survival and quality of life of a significant number of breast cancer patients," said Bernhard Sixt, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of Agendia. "TargetPrint will play a key role in defining which patients are most likely to benefit from these treatments."

"The test's results give a precise molecular read-out of prognostic parameters for breast cancer and provide physicians and patients with reliable guidance on the most suitable treatment for each individual patient," said Richard A. Bender, MD, FACP, chief medical officer of Agendia. "In the near future, it is our plan to add information on a wider range of drug targets to TargetPrint and clinically validate these with key customers."

Agendia will present clinical data on TargetPrint at The 2008 Breast Cancer Symposium which is co-sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and will be held in Washington, DC from September 5-7, 2008. TargetPrint is processed at Agendia's Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certified and the College of American Pathology (CAP) accredited laboratory.

About Agendia

Agendia is a world leader in molecular cancer diagnostics. The company markets four products based on its breakthrough platform for tumor gene expression profiling and has several new diagnostic tests under development. Agendia was the first company to receive FDA clearance for a breast cancer test, MammaPrint(R), that predicts the risk of breast cancer recurrence. In addition, the company collaborates with pharma companies to develop highly effective personalized drugs in the area of oncology. Agendia is based in Huntington Beach, California, and in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. For more information on Agendia, please visit


U.S. Media Contact: EU and non-U.S. Media:

Kelly Connor Hans Herklots

Vice President Head Corporate Communications

Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide Agendia

+1.212.880.5328 Office +31.20.462.1557 Office

+1.609.221.5785 Mobile +31.620.083.509 Mobile

SOURCE Agendia
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Aon eSolutions Launches Clinical Trials Module
2. Landmark HIV/AIDS Publication Launches at International AIDS Society Conference in Mexico City
3. Interleukin Genetics Launches Enhanced Heart Health Genetic Test Report Format
4. Impliant Launches Less-Invasive Version of Patented TOPS(TM) Spine System
5. McGraw-Hill Professional Launches Drug Effectiveness Resource on AccessPharmacy
6. Kansas Invests Millions in Innovations to Improve Human Health and Launches Three National Bioscience Programs at BIO08
7. Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy Develops and Launches Best-In-Class Electronic Navigator (eNAV(TM)) Patient Care System
8. BASF Officially Launches the Collaborative Advanced Research Initiative at Harvard University
9. The COSHAR Foundation Launches National Childhood Immunization Awareness Campaign During National Infant Immunization Week (April 19-26)
10. CardioMind Launches First-in-Human Trial of Small Vessel, Drug-Eluting Stent
11. Lilly Launches Its First Phase III Trial for Treatment of Alzheimers Disease
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/26/2015)... , Nov. 26, 2015 Research and ... the "Advanced Wound Care Market by Type (Dressings, ... End User (In-Patient Facility, Out-Patient Facility), and Geography - ... --> --> ... description, definition and forecast of the global advanced wound ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ) has announced ... High Viscosity Drugs" report to their offering. ... addition of the "Self Administration of High ... --> Research and Markets ( ) ... Administration of High Viscosity Drugs" report to ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... , November 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... announced the addition of the  "2016 ... the European Cell Surface Marker Testing ... Opportunities"  report to their offering.  ... the addition of the  "2016 Future ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:11/27/2015)... VVA (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... motto of progress through sharing, the 2016 Building Better Radiology Marketing ... The conference will begin on Sunday, March 6, 2016, at Caesars Palace in ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... CBD College is proud to ... Programs (CAAHEP) awarded accreditation to its Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. CBD College is honored ... one of twelve colleges and universities in the state of California make the cut. ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... Patients at Serenity Point ... come together on Thanksgiving Day to share the things that they are most ... Serenity Point YouTube channel, patients displayed what they wrote on index cards, describing ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... , ... Jobs in hospital medical laboratories and in the imaging field lead ... Aureus Medical Group . These fields, as well as travel nursing, ... healthcare jobs through the company’s website, , The leading healthcare staffing ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... ... November 26, 2015 , ... Indosoft Inc., developer and distributor of the ... to improve system efficiency and reliability. , The new Q-Suite 6 platform is based ... system avoids locking itself into a specific piece of software for many key components ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):