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Twist Bioscience and Aster Insights Partner on Launch of Next Generation Oncology Panel for Cancer Research
Comprehensive capture panel to enable enhanced bioinformatics-based oncology research
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“This new panel, built with Twist’s design expertise and custom NGS tools, delivers critical innovation in oncology research, creating greater efficiency and markedly increasing coverage of cancer genes, including those associated with solid tumors, to help expedite discovery,” said
“We were able to blend targets from Aster Insights with Twist’s Exome 2.0 design to create a custom panel with high accuracy, efficiently designed to enable cancer research,” said Emily M. Leproust, CEO and co-founder of
The AsterExome panel’s unique design helps facilitate identification of copy number variations that are often undetected by standard next-generation sequencing (NGS) panels, which can be helpful in identifying cancers driven by gene amplifications. The panel also maintains somatic mutation detection accuracy, sensitivity, and precision for the discovery of a wide range of somatic alterations.
The AsterExome panel will be integrated into Aster Insights’ AVATAR program, which can enable informatics-based analysis of paired tumor and germline DNA and RNA sequencing data from patients consented via the Total Cancer Care® (TCC) protocol. Aster Insight’s real-world AVATAR data set comes from its Oncology Research Information Exchange Network® (ORIEN) partners, an alliance of 18 of the nation’s top cancer centers across more than a dozen
About Aster Insights
Aster Insights is a leading oncology-focused bioinformatics solutions company advancing precision medicine and transforming cancer care through clinical and molecular data and analytics tools. The company’s innovative dataset accelerates the discovery, development, and delivery of personalized therapies. Aster Insights is the only bioinformatics company that has lifetime, patient-consented longitudinal clinical data, coupled with whole exome (WES) and whole transcriptome (WTS) sequencing, for both tumor and germline data. Aster Insight's Oncology Research Information Exchange Network® (ORIEN), an alliance of NCI-Designated cancer centers that gather de-identified and lifetime-consented clinical and genomic patient data for research purposes, enables a collaborative approach to medical product discovery. Learn more at www.AsterInsights.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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