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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Liquid Biopsy Workshop

Avoid the Compromise: How the Agena MassARRAY System Uniquely Addresses Multiple Challenges in Routine Solid Tumor and Liquid Biopsy Testing

2:00 pm – 2:50 pm

Guest Speakers:

  • Pierre-Jean Lamy, PharmD, PhD, Medical Director, Laboratoire de Biologie Medicale, Imagenome
  • Doug Demetrick, MD, PhD, Director, Molecular Pathology Lab, Calgary Laboratory Services
  • Darryl Irwin, PhD, Senior Director, Scientific Affairs, Agena Bioscience

When implementing solid tumor and liquid biopsy testing, there are many challenges that need to be considered such as cost, turnaround time, sample input, and limit of detection. Clinical labs are often forced to settle on addressing only one or two of these challenges as most technologies are limited to a few enabling features. In this session, our guest speakers will demonstrate how the Agena MassARRAY System uniquely addresses these challenges compared to other technologies such as digital droplet PCR and Next Generation Sequencing.


Chimerism Testing Workshop

Chimerism Made Easy: How the ChimericID Panel for the MassARRAY System Simplifies Traditional STR-Based Chimerism Testing

4:00 pm – 4:50 pm

Guest Speaker:

  • Darryl Irwin, PhD, Senior Director, Scientific Affairs, Agena Bioscience

Current bone marrow engraftment chimerism testing requires time-intensive results interpretation by specialized staff. The SNP-based ChimericID panel for the MassARRAY System offers intuitive data analysis and efficient laboratory workflow. In this session, you will learn how implementing this panel reduces staff time and simplifies results reporting.


Location: Room 217BC, Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, TX


For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

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