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March 17, 2015 07:05 ET

Retrospective Sample Collection for Biomarker Discovery, New Webinar Hosted by Xtalks

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - March 17, 2015) - Join speakers from Almac Diagnostics, including Dr. Peter Kerr, Head of Project Management & Product Development, and Kinga Wojciechowska, Project Manager for Ethics/Tissue Collection, as they discuss sample access and profiling for biomarker discovery to help rescue or reposition drugs. The complimentary 60-minute broadcast takes place on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 11am EDT / 3pm GMT.

With personalized medicine becoming more commonly accepted, an increasing number of drugs in development have a biomarker strategy. In situations where a drug has not performed as well as hoped, a biomarker strategy could potentially rescue the drug or increase market uptake through the use of a companion diagnostic.

Almac has developed a service to enable biomarker studies to be carried out retrospectively in trials where there was not one in place from the start. This service includes obtaining ethical approval and corresponding consent, identification of clinical information for patients in partnership with investigators, contractual arrangements, sample sourcing and providing full logistical and regulatory oversight of sample preparation, shipping, receipt and biobanking.

A case study will be used to elucidate the process. The presentation will also review reasons for the development of this service by Almac and the potential benefits to biopharma. An audience Q&A will be included at the end of the session.

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