Navigation Links
AltheaDx Certified as Authorized Customer Service Provider by Ion Torrent
Date:2/6/2012

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AltheaDx announced today that it has achieved authorized customer service provider (CSP) status in Ion Torrent's new service provider program.  The CSP certification formalizes AltheaDx's extensive training and testing under the guidance of Ion Torrent personnel to produce the highest quality sequence data.

Ion Torrent has revolutionized DNA sequencing through their pioneering use of semiconductor technology and simple chemistry instead of light as an intermediary signal. Ion Torrent technology translates the chemical signals into digital information, massively increasing the speed and decreasing the cost of DNA sequencing, thus enabling applications in nucleic acid-based biomarker discovery and clinical trial support that have been heretofore unachievable.

Francois Ferre, Ph.D., CEO of AltheaDx commented that "Implementation of next-generation sequencing is a natural addition to AltheaDx's suite of nucleic acid-based testing services, where for the past 14 years we have supported our pharma partners in over 450 studies.  Furthermore, the speed and ease with which we can develop and validate new customized assay designs using the Ion Personal Genome Machine (PGM™) has completely changed our approach to supporting their translational biomarker development efforts." 

Joe Monforte, Ph.D., CSO, of AltheaDx added, "We are excited about the evolution of NGS platforms and their specific utility in the molecular pathology lab setting.  We are already implementing this platform for use in clinical studies. The fact that LIFE has laid out a diagnostic path for the Ion Torrent device means that we can now push ahead several of our companion diagnostic programs based on NGS."

Maneesh Jain, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Ion Torrent indicated that "AltheaDx was among our first early access sites and now we are very pleased to have them on board not just as an Ion Torrent Authorized Customer Service Provider for the Ion PGM, but as a partner who will help extend the boundaries of Next Generation Sequencing."

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 Life Technologies:

Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) is a global biotechnology company dedicated to improving the human condition. Our systems, consumables and services enable researchers to accelerate scientific and medical advancements that make life even better. Life Technologies customers do their work across the biological spectrum, working to advance the fields of discovery and translational research, molecular medicine, stem cell-based therapies, food safety and animal health, and 21st century forensics. The company manufactures both molecular diagnostic and research use only products. Life Technologies' industry-leading brands are found in nearly every life sciences lab in the world and include innovative instrument systems under the Applied Biosystems and Ion Torrent names, as well as, the broadest range of reagents with its Invitrogen, GIBCO, Ambion, Molecular Probes and Taqman products. Life Technologies had sales of $3.6 billion in 2010, has a workforce of approximately 11,000 people, has a presence in approximately 160 countries, and possesses one of the largest intellectual property estates in the life sciences industry, with approximately 3,900 patents and exclusive licenses. For more information on how we are making a difference, please visit our website: http://www.lifetechnologies.com.

CONTACT: Steven Daniel, +1-760-532-9759, sdaniel@altheadx.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE AltheaDx
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Surgex(TM) Becomes the First and Only BSCG (Banned Substance Control Group) Certified Product Which is Clinically Proven Effective in Sports Recovery and Performance
2. Argonauta Communications Certified as Women-Owned Business by the Womens Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
3. Rosetta Genomics Signs Agreement With West Coast CLIA Certified Lab to Develop and Validate Tests Applying Companys MicroRNA Technology
4. MedNet Solutions Certified to Score SF-12v2 Health Survey
5. invivodata Certified to Deliver EXACT in COPD Trials
6. DOTmed Announces Certified Parts Vendor (CPV) Program
7. Waters SDMS Vision Publisher Now Certified Compliant with SAFE-BioPharma Digital Standard
8. PTCB Certified Pharmacy Technicians Play a Critical Role in Immunization Campaigns
9. NIST-traceable Temperature Tracking Provides Visual Alert RadarFind Sensor Now Waterproof Certified
10. Ambry Genetics Becomes First Certified Service Provider in US for NimbleGen SeqCap EZ Exome
11. Nonin Medical Announces Continua™ Certified USB Data Transfer Device for Its Handheld Oximeter Line
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/25/2016)... , May 25, 2016  Granger Diagnostics today ... test for wounds and infections. This test ensures ... and select viruses. The test requires only a ... David G. Bostwick , MD, ... to facilitate wound healing: "We are excited to ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... , May 25, 2016 ... the precision of circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) analysis ... the appointment of Professor Clive Morris ... leadership across the clinical development programme, scientific collaborations, ... help deliver significant improvements in clinical outcomes for ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... -- Cirujanos holandeses han puesto en marcha ... a compartir sus mejores prácticas por el mundo y ... de Europa, África, Asia y ... que combina la transmisión en vivo con mensajería instantánea ... Educación   "Imagine un médico de Medicines sans ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... , ... Despite last week’s media reports hinting at a June rate hike ... March 2017 for an interest rate increase, according to Rajeev Dhawan of the Economic ... Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) dot charts are of interest to the press for ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... Hampshire (PRWEB) , ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... care products, has been honored with a 2016 When Work Works Award for its ... award, part of the national When Work Works project administered by the Families and ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... , ... May 26, 2016 , ... ... clinical outcomes, hosted members and suppliers for its inaugural Member Conference at the ... their mission of elevating the operational health of America’s healthcare providers. , The ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Connor Sports, through its Connor Cares initiative, will ... Tamika Catchings Legacy Tour that will commemorate the Indiana Fever legend’s hall-of-fame career ... all forms and levels of the game, Connor Sports has committed to a significantly ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... , ... The Woodlands at John Knox Village , Florida’s first Life ... living and healing, celebrated its grand opening, today. The Woodlands at John Knox Village ... Empowered Staff. , “This is an incredibly fulfilling time for John Knox Village as ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):