The publication, entitled “Multiplex picodroplet digital PCR to detect KRAS mutations in circulating DNA from plasma of colorectal cancer patients,” was published online in the journal Clinical Chemistry on
The research was led by clinicians from the UniversitÉ Paris Sorbonne CitÉ, HÔpital EuropÉen Georges Pompidou, HÔpital Robert DebrÉ, in collaboration with scientists from the
“The current sensitivity threshold for mutation detection in clinical practice is approximately 1%, but we know that levels of circulating tumor DNA may be 0.01% or lower,” said Dr.
Further, regarding the results obtained, fellow author and oncologist
The RainDrop Digital PCR System is a breakthrough research platform that is transforming molecular analysis by enabling digital answers across a number of applications. Today’s announcement follows other recent published customer successes: last month, scientists from the
“We are seeing the emergence of novel cancer applications which reflects the transformative potential of digital PCR. This publication highlights the tremendous value of our RainDrop Digital PCR System in enabling cancer research,” said
For a complete list of RainDrop Digital PCR System publications, please visit http://raindancetech.com/publications.
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RainDance Technologies is a leading life sciences company developing innovative products that enable more accurate, reliable, cost-effective and early detection of disease and predisposition risk in order to improve human healthcare. Today, RainDance is focused on better healthcare outcomes and lowering costs for the research, diagnosis and treatment of cancers and inherited diseases. The company’s innovative RainStorm™ digital droplet technology powers next-generation sequencing and genetic testing systems that deliver dramatically superior performance, cost, interpretability, and ease of use. RainDance systems are used routinely in major academic research institutions, clinical genetics laboratories, and hospitals around the world. Based in
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