Biocept Expands its Menu of Molecular Assay Kit Offering with Release of its Target Selector™ BRAF Kit for Clients' Use in Their Own Laboratories
"In NGS and many other molecular technology platforms, most of the cost of running an assay is due to analyzing the non-mutated gene of interest, so called 'wild type' or normal DNA," said
"In international healthcare systems, access to advanced molecular testing for cancer patients can be limited because of cost issues, especially in developing countries," he added. "Therefore, we believe that Target Selector™ molecular assay kits, which offer the combination of a focus on clinically actionable genes, are cost-efficient to run and provide high analytical performance, will be an especially competitive offering."
Target Selector™ molecular assay kits utilize
Due to its industry-leading sensitivity and the ability to block DNA amplification from normal cells, we believe Target Selector™ should allow laboratories to eliminate macro-dissection of tumor blocks, which can result in major workflow improvements and cost savings in the pathology laboratory. Target Selector™ assays can also provide results with small DNA inputs, compared to most tissue-based assays, thus allowing the laboratory to get results even with small amounts of tissue.
The Target Selector™ assays can be used in combination with a variety of low-cost analytical platforms including qPCR,
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