Multiplex Super-Selective PCR Assays for the Detection and Quantitation of Rare Somatic Mutations
Posted 22nd February 2021 by Nicholas Noakes
Professor Fred Kramer spoke at the recent Research & Technology Series exploring Flow Cytometry / qPCR & Digital PCR / Liquid Biopsies. During his presentation, he explained how Super Selective primers enable the simultaneous identification and quantitation of rare somatic mutations in routine multiplex PCR assays, while virtually eliminating signals from abundant closely related wild-type sequences.
AI to leverage data and close the loop between patient data and R&D
Posted 15th October 2020 by Nicholas Noakes
Ahead of the Global Pharma R&D AI, Data Science and Informatics Summit we sat down with Claire Biot to talk about her work to provide life science companies & professionals with a scientific and business platform to imagine sustainable innovations, capable of improving patient & physician experience in the age of precision medicine.
Unleashing the power of digital pathology and AI for precision medicine
Posted 2nd October 2019 by Joshua Sewell
We’re looking back at the highlights from the Digital Pathology and AI meeting in 2018 as we anticipate this year’s Digital Pathology and AI Congress in December. This second post in our mini-series reviews Marylin Bui’s keynote presentation where she explained how the combination of Digital Pathology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) holds huge potential for patient care.
A Finnish perspective on Blockchain adoption
Posted 15th May 2019 by Joshua Sewell
The first topic I worked on that combined Blockchain and healthcare was the project I’m going to talk about at the Blockchain in Healthcare Congress. It was commissioned by the Finnish government, looking at how blockchain technology and Smart Contracts could help in a planned governmental social and healthcare reform.
Blockchain: the missing piece in healthcare’s digital transformation journey?
Posted 1st May 2019 by Joshua Sewell
Blockchain technology is still in its nascency in the healthcare industry. At Frost & Sullivan, we do research and consulting for leading pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies, and the digital solution vendors that are providing Blockchain solutions to end-users.
Empowering patients: creating a healthcare data Blockchain network
Posted 26th April 2019 by Joshua Sewell
Alongside my primary role as a Project Manager, I have since 2016 been the Roche lead for the IMI industry collaboration called EHR4CR. EHR4CR is a group of roughly 10 pharma companies, universities, and SMEs working together to leverage the great wealth of information from hospitals in order to support our clinical trials and promote innovative research. It was a 7-year $16 million project.
Precision Medicine: Molecular Phenotyping, Diagnostic Development & Patient Subpopulations
Posted 17th December 2018 by Jane Williams
As industry developments continue to improve, the potential for personalised medicine and the possibility of individual diagnosis is on the horizon. These slides, from the Precision Medicine & Biomarkers Leaders Summit: Europe are now available from Andres Hurtado-Lorenzo, Thorsten Gutjahr & Thomas Skot Jensen.
Personalised Cancer Vaccines for Mesothelioma
Posted 26th September 2018 by Jane Williams
Immunotherapy continues to gain popularity in several areas related to cancer research and new treatments. Studies prove that each and every cancer case is unique, so the need for personalised medicine presents a logical focus. Personalised cancer vaccines are one form of cancer immunotherapy. The vaccines are a form of precision medicine, which has become an increasingly more enticing area for treatment research.