Session Abstract – PMWC 2018 Silicon Valley
This Showcase will take place on January 24 and will provide a 15-minute time slot for selected companies in this space. The Clinical & Research Tools is a showcase for innovative technologies that are used for the analysis of genetic variation and function, helping to advance breakthroughs in genetic health, rare disease conditions on individuals of all ages, complex diseases and cancer care. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) and microarray technologies empower rapidly evolving genomic revolution.
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Session Chair Profile
M.D., Ph.D., Chief Medical Officer, Advanced Cell Diagnostics – A Bio-Techne Brand
Dr. Rob Monroe leads ACD’s efforts to develop diagnostic and CDx applications with the RNAscope platform. In this role, Dr. Monroe works with pathologists and researchers to identify unmet needs in biomarker testing and subsequently oversees development of RNAscope-based tests for these applications. Dr. Monroe also serves as the clinical lead in ACD’s CDx partnerships with Leica Biosystems and multiple biopharma companies for the development of CDx assays using RNAscope technology. Prior to ACD, Dr. Monroe served as Medical Director and VP Laboratory Operations for Veracyte, a diagnostics company focused on molecular cytology. Prior to Veracyte, Dr. Monroe served as Chief Medical Officer of BioImagene (acquired by Roche in 2010), a leading provider of imaging solutions for anatomic pathology, where he headed development of software applications for pathologists, including multiple FDA-cleared algorithms for immunohistochemistry. Dr. Monroe holds an MD/PhD from Harvard and is board-certified in cyto-, anatomic, and clinical pathology.
Presentation Title and Company Description
Clinical & Research Tools Showcase: RNAscope®, an Emerging Dx and CDx Platform
ACD – a Bio-Techne brand, shortens the path to personalized medicine and enables research, drug development and clinical applications by unlocking the power of RNA. ACD is a leader in the emerging field of molecular pathology, developing cell- and tissue-based research and diagnostic tests for personalized medicine.