Diagnostic Precision

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Dan Brudzewsky

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Assessing RNA Extraction with FFPE Fusion RNA Reference Materials

Category: NGS, reference materials, RNA fusion

Posted by Dan Brudzewsky on Mar 11, 2020
This is a third blog in a series on RNA fusions, this time focusing on how the FFPE Fusion RNA materials are used as RNA extraction controls.
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To Realize the Potential of Liquid Biopsies, Focus on Higher Quality Research and Clinical Data Sets

Category: SeraSeq, liquid biopsy

Posted by Dan Brudzewsky on Oct 15, 2018
Liquid biopsy requires better standardization to realize all the new possibilities for studying metastasis, heterogenicity, treatment efficacy, and disease recurrence. Furthermore, it is critical for clinicians to have confidence in liquid biopsy data to diagnose and treat patients. This is only achievable when consistent and high-quality data is generated at research and all clinical centers. The Liquid Biopsies course at EMBL Advanced Training Centre provides a unique practical training in best practices and pitfalls on the complete liquid biopsy workflow, from sample preparation to data analysis. The course is targeted for clinical laboratory and research scientists interested in learning all aspects of liquid biopsy testing.
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How am I going to test my assay? Should I use patient samples or biosynthetic materials?

Category: NGS, Assay Development

Posted by Dan Brudzewsky on Jan 4, 2018
Assay development and optimization for clinical genetics is increasingly challenging. In an era of clinical genomics, new technologies and clinical utilities constantly call for newer and better performing assays. Having access to an abundant supply of relevant and reliable test material is critical for quick assay development and well-documented assay performance.
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