New era in cancer diagnostics

Life Sciences

  • Date 3 Jun 2013
  • Sectors Life Sciences

John Pritchard, head of diagnostics at Cambridge Consultants, said: “This has been a collaborative merging of our extensive experience in diagnostic device development and Clearbridge BioMedics’ expertise in cancer research and diagnostics – and it’s led to breakthrough technology that will have a huge impact on a lot of people’s lives. Our systems engineering approach, coupled with our skills in fluidics, software and compliance, has enabled us to work quickly and efficiently with Clearbridge BioMedics – even though we are thousands of miles apart.”

Clearbridge BioMedics also worked in collaboration with the National University of Singapore and the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) Center. The new system – which has been designed for both research and diagnostics applications – will be undergoing regulatory approval in the US and Europe.

Johnson Chen, co-founder and managing director of Clearbridge BioMedics, said: “Once approved, it will be one of the world’s first label-free CTC enrichment systems for diagnostic use. Clearbridge BioMedics believes this system will be an ideal companion diagnostic system that complements various cancer therapies.”

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