Session Examines Use of Circulating Proteins to Define Novel Disease States
Biodesix, Inc., a fully integrated molecular diagnostics company dedicated to personalizing medicine, today announced that Chief Technology Officer Heinrich Roder, DPhil will present at the 6th Oncology Biomarkers Conference as part of the 2013 Biomarker Summit taking place in San Francisco, March 20-22, 2013. Dr. Roder will discuss the use of Biodesix’ high throughput mass spectrometry technology, Deep MALDI™, to generate protein signatures for specific questions in oncology.
The presentation, “Disease States from Circulating Proteins,” will take place on Thursday, March 21st at 9:30 am PST. The session will look at circulating proteins as viable candidates for the characterization of the phenotypical state of an organism and how such characterization may provide a powerful tool to define novel disease states on a molecular basis.
“The new Deep MALDI technology allows for the simultaneous semi-quantitative measurement of thousands of proteins from serum and plasma,” said Dr. Roder. “During this session, we will review the analytical validation of this technology and the challenges that arise from the large amount of data generated to demonstrate how circularing proteins can aid in the detection, monitoring, and treatment of disease.”
Deep MALDI is proprietary technology which harnesses the power of mass spectrometry and enables the discovery of specific molecular profiles that characterize a patient’s condition or likely outcome in response to therapy. The company’s validated and commercialized serum proteomic test, VeriStrat®, identifies patients who are likely to have good or poor outcomes after treatment for advanced lung cancer. Biodesix collaborates with clinical investigators and also partners with biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies to develop diagnostics that can determine which patients are most likely to benefit from novel therapies.
For more information about the summit or the location of the presentation, visit gtcbio.com.
Biodesix is a molecular diagnostics company advancing the development of innovative products for personalizing medicine. The company provides physicians with diagnostic tests for earlier disease detection, more accurate diagnosis, disease monitoring and better therapeutic guidance which may lead to improved patient outcomes. Biodesix discovers, develops and commercializes multivariate protein diagnostics based on their proprietary mass spectrometry based discovery platform. VeriStrat, a multivariate serum protein test, is Biodesix’ first product developed with this technology. The commercially available test provides oncologists with information to help them select between erlotinib and single-agent chemotherapy for advanced lung cancer patients. Tests are processed in Biodesix’ CLIA-certified laboratory and results are reported in less than 72 hours. In addition to developing novel diagnostics independently, the company also partners with biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies to develop companion diagnostics to improve utility of therapeutic agents. For more information on VeriStrat, please visit VeriStratSupport.com. For more information about Biodesix, please visit Biodesix.com.
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