"Our collaboration with CGI will allow us to measure several important biomarkers that may reflect eFT508's mechanism of action, as well as identify responsive patient populations", said Kevin Webster, Ph.D., Senior Vice President of eFFECTOR Therapeutics. "This will be particularly useful for eFT508, which acts both on tumor cell intrinsic signaling and on extrinsic signaling within tumor infiltrating immune cells, leading to induction of anti-tumor immunity in addition to direct anti-tumor activity."Cancer Genetics is currently supporting over 125 clinical trials and studies globally with 40 focused on immune therapies. Panna Sharma, CEO and President of CGI commented, "The ability to partner with innovative therapeutic companies and help with the critical work across critical topics such as biomarker discovery, identification of immune markers, and immunological mechanisms of action of the drug is a testament to the value and depth of our capabilities and portfolio. Our expanding customer base of highly innovative companies, such as eFFECTOR, highlights our value proposition to the biopharma community. We are very motivated by this opportunity and ready to empower eFFECTOR to achieve important clinical milestones through the use of CGI's extensive oncology-focused menu and biomarker development expertise." About eFFECTOR TherapeuticseFFECTOR Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company pioneering the discovery and development of selective translation regulators as a new class of small molecule therapeutics for cancer. The company's investigational compounds are designed to restore translational control to halt underlying disease mechanisms while preserving healthy physiological processes. eFFECTOR's most advanced program focuses on the development of eFT508. The company has additional selective translation regulator programs currently in discovery and development. For more information visit www.effector.com. About Cancer Genetics, Inc.Cancer Genetics, Inc. is an emerging leader in enabling precision medicine for oncology through the use of molecular markers and information. CGI is developing a global footprint with locations in the US, India and China. It has established strong clinical research collaborations with major cancer centers such as Memorial Sloan Kettering, The Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, Keck School of Medicine at USC and the National Cancer Institute. The Company offers a comprehensive range of laboratory services that provide critical genomic and biomarker information. Its state-of-the-art reference labs are CLIA-certified and CAP-accredited in the US and have licensure from several states including New York State.
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