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The state of personalized medicine

Posted by Shauna White on Tue, Jun 21, 2011 @ 11:06 AM

Last week at the Personalized Medicine Coalitionā€™s (PMC) Annual State of Personalized Medicine Luncheon, John Castellani, President and CEO of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) delivered a keynote address in which he highlighted the great progress made recently in personalized medicine. He also spoke about the challenges ahead to make personalized medicine available to the patients who need it.

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Tags: DNA collection, DNA saliva, personalized medicine

Orageneā€¢DNA Selected by Genomind for Personalized Medicine Test

Posted by Shauna White on Mon, Apr 18, 2011 @ 11:04 AM

Today,  DNA Genotek announced that our Orageneā€¢DNA product has been selected by Genomind, LLC as the sample collection kit for the Genecept Moodā„¢ Assay, a saliva-based psychiatric genetic test. The Genecept Moodā„¢ Assay is a highly specialized personalized medicine genetic test that is designed to assist clinicians in determining if a patient has a specific genetic polymorphism that may be associated with a psychiatric condition. The test provides the clinician with information on specific patient genotypes. Such information may enable the physician to be more selective regarding medication choice and lessen the experimentation and guesswork often associated with determining appropriate medication.

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Tags: DNA saliva, Oragene, DNA in saliva, personalized medicine

Biorepositories Asia to deliver strong program on sample management and biobanking

Posted by Shauna White on Thu, Mar 24, 2011 @ 13:03 PM

DNA Genotek is a pround media sponsor for the upcoming Biorepositories Asia Global Sample Management Event in San Francisco, April 11-13, 2011 and we wanted to highlight this event to you. Check out the full program here.
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Tags: DNA saliva, personalized medicine, sample management

Oragene facilitates DNA collection at Luxembourgā€™s Relay for Life

Posted by Shauna White on Wed, Mar 23, 2011 @ 11:03 AM

I often profile unique customer events here on The Genetic Link and I recently became aware of an event worthy of note. I want to share the experiences that the team at the Integrated Biobank of Luxembourg had at the Relay for Life event. Relay for Life is an event that was born in 1985 in Tacoma, Washington (USA), where a doctor ran for 24 hours in a stadium to raise money for the local chapter of the American Cancer Society. This was the birth of the Relay for Life event which has since grown throughout the United States and into Canada, Australia and many European countries with the support of the American Cancer Society and the International Union Against Cancer. Each event is held over a 24 hour period with teams of participants taking turns to walk or run for the full 24 hours. It is an event that has become synonymous with a show of solidarity for all patients with cancer.

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Tags: DNA collection, DNA saliva, Biobank, personalized medicine

DNA Genotek Inc. Submits Filing for 510(k) Clearance

Posted by Shauna White on Tue, Mar 15, 2011 @ 13:03 PM

DNA Genotek Inc. announced today that it has completed filing a 510(k) pre market submission to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its OrageneĀ®ā€¢Dx family of products. Oragene products are recognized for enabling non-invasive and reliable collection of DNA from saliva samples and for isolating and stabilizing DNA for transport and storage. Orageneā€¢Dx is the newest addition to the family of products and will be commercially available upon clearance by the FDA.

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Tags: Oragene, personalized medicine, 510(k), FDA, molecular diagnostics

Challenges in DNA sample collection for personalized medicine

Posted by Shauna White on Tue, Mar 01, 2011 @ 13:03 PM

Weā€™ve been hearing the promises of personalized medicine for some time now with its magic formula of ā€˜the right treatment for the right patient at the right timeā€™. In the past year, we saw the first TV ad for a drug offering genetic testing. Companion diagnostics are now in full force in drug development and there is growing pressure to measure the effectiveness of drugs in the future.

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Tags: DNA collection, DNA saliva, personalized medicine

DNA Genotek at the 2011 Personalized Medicine World Conference

Posted by Shauna White on Tue, Jan 18, 2011 @ 01:01 AM

The Third Personalized Medicine World Conference (PMWC 2011) is being held this week in Mountain View, CA. PMWC is the only fully integrated conference on personalized medicine which brings together all aspects of business, government, healthcare-delivery, and research and technology. Co-hosted by Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Oracle and Genomic Health and produced by Silicom Ventures, the PMWC 2011 program includes over 40 experts in four specialized tracks. Attendees will include academia, healthcare and business professionals who are participating to learn about the technological advances in personalized medicine.

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Tags: Oragene, DNA Genotek, personalized medicine

DNA Genotekā€™s Top 10 List for 2010

Posted by Ian Curry on Mon, Jan 03, 2011 @ 14:01 PM

As I sat down to write this second edition of DNA Genotekā€™s Top 10 List, I spent a lot time reflecting on advancements in genetics in 2010. Choosing DNA Genotekā€™s top 10 list is always difficult as I try to include highlights from both our company and from the world of genetics. Narrowing this down to only 10 items is a daunting task but it makes me appreciate that we are living in time of great scientific promise. The following are the 10 things I will remember most about 2010.

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Tags: DNA collection, DNA saliva, DNA from saliva, genetic testing, personalized medicine

Clinical Reference Laboratory Enhances Test Menu With Adoption of Orageneā€¢DNA Saliva Collection Kit

Posted by Shauna White on Wed, Mar 24, 2010 @ 09:03 AM

This morning, Clinical Reference Laboratory (CRL) announced that it has completed validation testing of DNA Genotek's Oragene/saliva collection kits and will adopt Oragene for use with its molecular diagnostic services.  

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Tags: DNA Kits, DNA saliva, DNA saliva, pharmacogenetic, Oragene, CNV, DNA from saliva, SNP, personalized medicine, microarrays, sample banking

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