October 4-5, 2018 | Boston, MA
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Bristol-Myers Squibb

Expertise Partner

Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and delivering innovative medicines for patients with serious diseases. Our people are focused on helping millions of patients around the world in disease areas such as oncology, cardiovascular, immunoscience and fibrosis. Each day, our employees around the world work together for patients – it drives everything we do.



Expertise Partner

Our unique perspectives, built from decades of scientific expertise and precision delivery of the largest volume of drug development data in the world, helps our clients identify new approaches and anticipate tomorrow’s challenges as they evolve. Driven by a passion for excellence and a relentless commitment to quality, we unlock opportunities that advance innovation and deliver on the promise of a healthier world.




Expertise Partner

ANGLE’s Parsortix technology enables the capture and harvest of circulating tumor cells from patient blood. The resulting liquid biopsy (simple blood test) provides a powerful tool to deliver personalized cancer care. ANGLE is currently developing its first diagnostic product in the area of ovarian cancer. The Parsortix system has CE Mark regulatory approval in Europe and an FDA approval process is underway in the US.




Expertise Partner

Our portfolio of proprietary enabling technologies combined with our team of industry experts and scalable partnering approach, allows us to support all your needs from discovery through commercialization. We offer end-to-end, full-service solutions that include upfront discovery, assay development, clinical testing, regulatory filing, cGMP manufacturing and global product commercialization.




Expertise Partner

Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics is a global diagnostics company that 25,000+ customers in over 100 countries. We provide healthcare professionals in hospital, reference, and physician office laboratories and point-of-care settings with the vital information required to accurately diagnose, treat, and monitor patients. Through Siemens Clinical Laboratory, we provide companion and complimentary diagnostics test development and testing capabilities for therapy development programs.



Guardant Health

Expertise Partner

Guardant Health is a pioneer in non-invasive cancer diagnostics, addressing challenges across the cancer care continuum. The company has raised more than $200 million from leading venture capital firms and in 2014 launched Guardant360, the first comprehensive liquid biopsy for clinical use. Guardant Health is improving therapy selection for advanced cancer patients across the globe using its proprietary cell-free circulating tumor DNA NGS platform. Guardant Health is partnered with biopharmaceutical companies to prospectively screen patients for trial enrollment, develop companion diagnostics to support clinical adoption, and use retrospective analysis for early insights into patient response and tumor evolution, as well as accelerate the development of new therapies.




Expertise Partner

MolecularMD develops and commercializes specialty diagnostics for oncology applications. Tests are designed to allow appropriate selection, monitoring and management of patients treated with molecularly-targeted cancer therapies. MolecularMD integrates proven and innovative platform technologies with clinical assay design, validation, and centralized testing to accelerate all phases of clinical development, including FDA approval and commercialization of in vitro companion diagnostic tests for novel anticancer agents. MolecularMD’s core competency is in streamlining the development, regulatory approval, and clinical deployment of precision oncology medicines. The company provides customized Clinical Trial Assay and CDx development in their CAP-accredited, CLIA-certified laboratories in Portland, Oregon and Cambridge, Massachusetts.



Vortex Biosciences

Expertise Partner

The Vortex Biosciences mission is to be the innovation leader in CTC capture technology delivering diagnostic tests that improve therapeutic decisions and save lives.

We are in the midst of a paradigm shift in how cancer can be diagnosed and treated. The combination of targeted therapies and precise diagnostics is allowing for the era of personalized medicine to emerge. The capture and enrichment of circulating tumor cells is going to be a critical element of targeted companion diagnostics. We believe our next generation CTC capture system will allow the full diagnostic potential of CTCs to finally be realized.



Almac Diagnostics

Program Partner

Almac Diagnostics is a stratified medicine company specialising in biomarker driven clinical trials. Our diagnostic experience spans oncology, immunology, CNS and infective diseases. Our global laboratories, based in the UK and US offer tailored solutions from discovery to commercialisation: Biomarker discovery. Custom assay development & validation. DNA and RNA panel solutions. Flexible CDx development & commercialisation. Expert regulatory support. Bioinformatics & software development. Your Clinical Trial Diagnostic Partner.




Program Partner

NeoGenomics is a premier cancer diagnostics and pharma services company serving oncologists, pathologists, pharmaceutical companies, academic centers, and others with innovative diagnostic, prognostic and predictive testing. Our vision embodies uncompromising quality, exceptional service, and innovative solutions. We have a network of CAP-accredited, CLIA-licensed facilities across the U.S., but work hard to maintain easy access and all the efficiencies of a smaller operation.



Personal Genome Diagnostics

Program Partner

Personal Genome Diagnostics (PGDx) advances the frontiers of cancer medicine through innovative genomic technologies for oncology researchers, drug developers, clinicians and patients. The expert team at PGDx draws on a deep understanding of cancer biology and extensive experience in cancer genomics and clinical oncology to pioneer genomic methods. These novel technologies precisely identify and characterize unique genomic alterations in tumors.



Sysmex Inostics

Program Partner

Sysmex Inostics, a subsidiary of Sysmex Corporation, is a leader in blood-based molecular diagnostics testing in oncology.  Our highly sensitive OncoBEAM™ kits and tests offer a minimally-invasive alternative for the detection of cancer gene mutations, clinical trials testing and companion diagnostics development.



Quest Diagnostics

Panel Partner

Quest Diagnostics empowers people to take action to improve health outcomes.  Derived from the world’s largest database of clinical lab results, our diagnostic insights reveal new avenues to identify and treat disease, inspire healthy behaviors and improve health care management.  Quest annually serves one in three adult Americans and half the physicians and hospitals in the United States, and our 45,000 employees understand that, in the right hands and with the right context, our diagnostic insights can inspire actions that transform lives.




Spotlight Partner

Corgenix is a global diagnostics company that commercializes liquid biopsy IVDs, for autoimmune, cardiovascular and liver diseases, using ELISA technology. Additionally, Corgenix has more than 20 years’ experience in ELISA contract manufacturing, serving the needs of Pharma and Diagnostic companies.  To support the increased demands for protein-based Liquid Biopsy Companion Diagnostics (LB-CDx), we have created a Personalized Diagnostics Team to develop and commercialize protein-based LB-CDx, in collaboration with Pharma and other Personalized Medicine stakeholders. Being platform agnostic allows Corgenix to develop IVDs that best meet our partners’ technical, clinical and commercial needs.



Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

Program Partner

Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world leader in serving science. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We support precision medicine from translational research to the development of companion diagnostics with innovative technologies and service through our Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Gibco and Ion Torrent brands.


Agilent Technologies

Program Partner

Diagnostic certainty for every patient is a critical first step in the fight against cancer. Agilent’s Dako pathology solutions are designed to help hospitals and pathology laboratories around the world make fast and accurate diagnoses. This enables the most effective treatment decisions for cancer patients, ultimately improving patient care and enhancing survival rates.




Program Partner

Biocartis aims to provide direct access to personalized medicine for patients worldwide by developing fully integrated and broadly applicable molecular diagnostics. Our platforms can be used in a wide variety of healthcare settings to enable rapid and high-quality care close to patients.



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Spotlight Partner

Cofactor Genomics, Inc. is a translational and clinical assay company using RNA as the foundation for providing a better understanding of disease. We’ve invested in the development of proprietary databases focused on (1) cancer-specific gene expression and (2) unique immune cell RNA expression fingerprints. These databases enable us to quantify complex molecular profiles, and provide comprehensive characterization of immune response in all solid tumor tissues. Cofactor leverages our expertise in high-throughput sequencing, CAP-accredited laboratory, and unique machine-learning algorithms to deliver candidate biomarkers in an easy-to-interpret report.




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Spotlight Partner

DxTerity is a patient-centric genomics company bringing the power of real-world genomics with from-home RNA monitoring to the management of immune-mediated disease. With patented and proprietary technologies that engage patients where they live by stabilizing RNA at ambient temperature, DxTerity is increasing clinical study efficiency while transforming the management of immune-mediated disease by helping to provide a more complete picture of an individual’s health. We unite patients, providers, advocacy groups and researchers in a common mission to improve healthcare and enable patients to live life confidently.



Flagship Biosciences

Spotlight Partner

Flagship Biosciences helps drug developers confidently define their path to success. Our Computational Tissue Analysis (cTA™) platform provides the quantitative, contextual tissue interpretation necessary to make timely decisions.

With a unique combination of our technology platform, extensive expertise across multiple disciplines (e.g., pathology, biology, image analysis, software engineering), and an in-house CLIA lab, Flagship Biosciences develops quantitative tissue biomarker interpretations for clinical development of tissue-based diagnostics, including companion diagnostics (CDx). We collaborate with biopharmaceutical teams at every stage of the clinical trial to:

  • Make informed pipeline decisions that will accelerate the right clinical path
  • Enable critical go/no go decisions based on confirmation of action
  • Design, implement and evaluate prototype diagnostic strategies
  • Differentiate commercial strategies to increase probability of success

Over 100 pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device firms rely on Flagship’s technology for success. As the largest clinical tissue-image-analysis operation in the US, Flagship has completed over 400 projects since 2009.



Spotlight Partner

Unilabs is a leader in Companion Diagnostic testing in Europe with several years of experience with the associated necessary global, customized logistics & regulatory know-how.

Unilabs is Serving Pharma as a highly customer centric and specialized bioanalytical laboratory service partner with structured processes to reduce budget risks & stalling of drug development.

Unilabs has more than 8.000 employees, and more than 30 years of clinical trials experience, handling more than 3.000 studies involving a broad range of matrices from numerous species and in a vast number of therapeutic areas.




Panel Partner

Evidera provides evidence, value, and insight through health economics, outcomes research, market access, data analytics and epidemiology offerings. We partner with life sciences organizations worldwide to optimize the market access and commercial success of their products by leveraging our unparalleled knowledge of the global payer and regulator landscape. Our research and consulting services are driven by world-class science and thought leadership to address the changing healthcare landscape, including solutions for precision and transformative technologies.


   ClearView Healthcare Partners

Panel Partner



Randox Laboratories

Spotlight Partner

Randox Biosciences are a highly innovative global leader in clinical diagnostic manufacturing supplying the world’s top CRO’s and biopharmaceutical companies. We have technical expertise in diagnostic and CDx assay development utilising single analyte assays, as well as multiplex assays that test up to 23 biomarkers using one patient sample via our Evidence range of analysers. This utilises our proprietary Biochip Array Technology which was developed using our in house range of antibodies, proteins and conjugates. We also offer a custom development service for all our raw materials for the biopharmaceutical and diagnostic industries. As well as custom assay development, our custom services also include polyclonal and monoclonal development and recombinant antibody fragments (sdAb, scFv, Fab).



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Meeting Partner

ArcherDX is advancing molecular pathology with a robust technology platform for genetic mutation detection by next-generation sequencing. By combining proprietary Anchored Multiplexed PCR (AMP™) chemistry in an easy-to-use, lyophilized format and powerful bioinformatics software, the Archer® platform dramatically enhances genetic mutation identification and discovery. ArcherDX provides oncology-focused research products and is pursuing regulatory approval for multiple companion diagnostic assays.




Q2 Solutions

Exhibition partner

Q2 Solutions is a leading global clinical trials laboratory services organization that partners with biopharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics customers to transform science and data into actionable medical insights. Its laboratory services span the development lifecycle from Discovery through Clinical Trials to Commercialization that includes predictive biomarker solutions for Companion Diagnostics.





Precision for Medicine

Exhibition partner

At Precision for Medicine, we help our pharmaceutical and life sciences clients innovate, develop, and commercialize next generation medical products. Backed by a diverse team ofexperts across the spectrum of the healthcare marketplace, we provide a comprehensive and integrated set of services that help accelerate research, enable market adoption, enhancepatient outcomes, and realize the full commercial potential of new therapies and products.



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