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The Challenges of Standardizing Commercial Kits for Biomarker Quantification: Work Planning and Vendor Selection

Posted by / / BioAgilytix Insight, Biomarkers

As we mentioned in Part 1 of our series, there are some pitfalls that need to be avoided when using a commercially available immunoassay kit for biomarker quantification. Many of these can be overcome in the earliest phases of kit selection and validation, if you have the right biomarker work plan in place from the start. We all know the saying “it all starts with a plan”, and novel biomarker assay development is no different. The objective of a biomarker work plan is to define the intended use of the…

The Challenges of Standardizing Commercial Kits for Biomarker Quantification in Drug Development: Part 1

Posted by / / BioAgilytix Insight, Biomarkers

Commercial immunoassay kits are an increasingly popular solution for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to expedite the drug development process during the discovery, preclinical and clinical study phases, and to rein in growing drug development costs in their organization. However, issues can arise when working with commercial immunoassay kits, because the way in which kit manufacturing companies characterize, describe, and market their kits is not standardized, and this can sometimes negatively impact the quality of the data produced. I believe that as an industry, we need to move towards a more…

Novel Gene Therapy Technique Creates a Breakthrough in Sickle Cell Anemia Treatment

Posted by / / BioAgilytix Insight, Gene Therapy

Innovations in gene therapy solutions are being made every day, improving treatments and creating cures for many previously untreatable genetic diseases. In fact, According to a recent report on global trends in gene therapy, the number of gene therapy products in development doubled between 2012 and 2015. The exciting news is that, based on a recent study within the scientific community, sickle cell disease may soon be treatable with gene therapy. It is estimated that 50 million people worldwide carry the genetic mutation for sickle cell disease. This debilitating disease…

I Saw the Future and the Future is Biomarkers

Posted by / / BioAgilytix Insight, Biomarkers, Industry Update

The field of bioanalytical biomarkers is constantly evolving and innovating; it’s an undertaking to keep up with its constant growth. As bioanalytical scientists we encounter challenges inherent in working with a scientific field that is still incomplete. The questions we ask ourselves on a daily basis are vital to developing a more robust understanding of how to continue to rapidly expand our knowledge of biomarkers as we move into the future. Challenges in Working with Biomarkers We all know biomarkers can prove vitally important in many areas of science and…

BioAgilytix: From Solution Provider to Problem Solver

Posted by / / BioAgilytix Insight, CRO Selection

As a bioanalytical lab, of course we’re expected to provide our customers with bioanalytical services. However, we work to provide our customer with more than just what they hire us for. We are not just a service provider; we are expert partners and problem solvers, fully committed to each and every one of our customers’ studies. Going the extra mile is how we have been able to build our business to a point where we as a trusted partner to 23 of the top 25 global pharma and biotech companies…