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Adaptive Biotechnologies Launches ClonoSEQ, A More Sensitive, Accurate Assay To Detect Minimal Residual Disease (MRD) In Blood-based Cancers.

"Without controls in place as reliable as the set of immune receptor templates we have developed to eliminate any PCR bias, standardization of a kit would be quite difficult," explained Adaptive co-founder Dr. Harlan Robins

Adaptive has several other assays being prepped for clinical use in oncology/hematology, immunology, and infectious diseases.

The company remains committed to expanding the use of its platforms as diagnostic tools in clinical trials and as fee-for-service research whereby academic and industry collaborators can incorporate studies of B and T-cell immune repertoire status into their studies. 

About Adaptive Biotechnologies Adaptive Biotechnologies Corporation ( http://www.adaptivebiotech.com), headquartered in Seattle, WA, is pioneering the field of genomic immunology. The company's core competency is developing next generation sequencing assays that characterize the adaptive immune system, serving as a platform technology to the research and clinical communities as well as the biopharmaceutical industry.  Adaptive operates a state-of-the-art high throughput centralized laboratory in Seattle that is CLIA certified and will be accepting clinical samples in 2013.  Its flagship commercial product, immunoSEQ ( http://www.immunoSEQ.com), uses a proprietary immune profiling assay to analyze T cells and B cells – critical components of the adaptive immune system's defense against disease – with unprecedented depth and specificity.  In 2013, the company will introduce clonoSEQ ( http://www.clonoseq.com),a clinical assay to measure and monitor minimal residual disease (MRD) in a range of blood-based cancers that is significantly more sensitive than today's most common tests. All of Adaptive Biotechnologies' assays are coupled with a cloud-computing infrastructure that simplifies the interpretation of massive quantities of data in a user-friendly interface.

SOURCE Adaptive Biotechnologies Corporation

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