PRESS RELEASE - 13 November 2023, 07:00 CET
Biocartis Hosts Corporate Workshop and Announces Seven Idylla™ Abstracts to be Presented at AMP 2023 Annual Meeting
Mechelen, Belgium and Itasca (IL), United States, 13 November 2023 – Biocartis, an innovative molecular diagnostics company, announces today that it will host a free corporate workshop at the Annual Meeting of the ‘Association for Molecular Pathology’ (AMP), a leading molecular diagnostics conference, taking place between 14-18 November 2023 in Salt Lake City, Utah (US). In addition, seven abstracts that used the Idylla™ Platform and were performed by a variety of US laboratories and research institutes will be presented at this conference.
The workshop (15 November 2023, 14:00-14:50 MST) will focus on how patient management in personalized medicine can be expedited with rapid molecular tests. Dr. Tejus A. Bale (MD, PhD), Neuropathologist & Diagnostic Molecular Pathologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), a world leading cancer center in New York, will present her experiences with rapid testing for IDH1-2 mutations. The workshop will also feature a panel discussion with Dr. Tejus A. Bale and Julie Ramage, Principal and Founder, Harbor Precision Genomics Consulting. Together, they will discuss how a fully automatic system can enable rapid and accurate identification of actionable biomarkers.
Among the seven abstracts published, three abstracts focus on the various uses of the Idylla™ BRAF Mutation Assay1, including a study on the potential benefits of rapid screening for BRAF V600E mutations in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Two other abstracts focus on the Idylla™ MSI Test2 and confirm the Test’s specificity for dMMR (mismatch repair deficiency) screening for colorectal cancer and show improved specificity and accuracy versus NGS methods. Another abstract demonstrates that Idylla™ KRAS Mutation Assay3 Cartridges, even though designed for formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue (FFPE), can also be used for analysis of pancreatic cyst aspirates, thereby confirming the versatility of the Idylla™ System. In the last abstract, the performance of the Idylla™ IDH1-2 Mutation Assay Kit4 in glioma FFPE biopsy samples was analyzed. This study showed that the Idylla™ IDH1-2 Mutation Assay Kit provided rapid results with a high concordance versus NGS methods.
Roger Moody, Chief Executive Officer of Biocartis, commented: “Science and innovation are at the heart of our mission, and we are pleased that the MSKCC Clinical Pathology Team will present a case study on our products and discuss the impact that our products can make at our corporate workshop. Our commitment to advancing personalized medicine through cutting-edge diagnostics has led to not just one, but seven publications that showcase the performance and versatility of our Idylla™ technology.”