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Xtalks Webinars

March 31, 2016 07:00 ET

Upcoming Webinar on Enabling Precision Medicine with Complex Companion Diagnostic Tools

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - March 31, 2016) - On Monday, April 25, 2016, Xtalks will host a complimentary webinar on identifying the molecular characteristics linked to complex disease states and drug response phenotypes to improve drug development and help deliver on the promise of precision medicine. The one-hour session, starting at 11am EDT (4pm BST/UK), will feature Patrick Burke, Ph.D., executive vice president of Emerging Products at Myriad Genetics as the keynote speaker.

Precision medicine holds the promise of tailored treatment for patients and could significantly reduce drug failure rates for biopharmaceutical companies. In order to deliver targeted therapeutics, drug developers could design clinical trials that utilize a validated companion diagnostic assay as part of the enrollment criteria. This is an increasingly difficult prospect as the field moves beyond assays that simply determine the presence of a therapeutic target molecule.

Myriad Genetics is uniquely positioned to provide support to pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies through its high-complexity diagnostic platforms for DNA, RNA and protein measurements, vertically-integrated biomarker discovery, clinical validation, and diagnostic commercialization capabilities, all of which are backed by a regulatory infrastructure that has achieved the industry's first FDA approval for a complex companion diagnostic.

To register or learn more about this complimentary event visit: Enabling Precision Medicine with Complex Companion Diagnostic Tools.

Xtalks, powered by Honeycomb Worldwide Inc., is a leading provider of educational webinars to the global Life Sciences community. Every year thousands of industry practitioners (from pharmaceutical & biotech companies, private & academic research institutions, healthcare centers, etc.) turn to Xtalks for access to quality content. Xtalks helps Life Science professionals stay current with industry developments, trends and regulations. Xtalks webinars also provide perspectives on key issues from top industry thought leaders and service providers.

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