Search Tag: NGS

Women's Health

NGS Fails to Improve Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Outcomes

2022 13 Jan

Triple-Negative Breast Cancers (TNBCs) are more challenging to treat because they are not driven by estrogen receptors, progesterone receptors, or excess HER2 protein, typical targets for breast cancer therapeutics. Thus no standard therapy has shown proven efficacy for treating this patient population. Furthermore, this group of patients, which account... Read more

Executive Health Management

A primer on next generation sequencing data analytics

2019 22 May

Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) is rapidly becoming more and more standardised in terms of sequencing techniques.   With Precision Medicine coming into the clinical forefront, it is important to know the steps and possibilities associated with Next-Generation Sequencing techniques.   Introduction   Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) is... Read more

ICU Management

Bioinformatics Tool Improves Pneumonia Diagnosis

2014 27 Sep

Researchers at George Washington University (GW) in Washington, D.C., have developed a new method for more accurate and rapid identification of bacterial pathogens in patients with pulmonary infections. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) of samples from the sputum of intubated patients, as described in their recently published paper in the Journal of... Read more

Lab Management

Next-Generation Sequencing Tool Gets FDA Nod

2014 23 Sep

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.'s (MA, USA) Ion PGM Dx next-generation sequencing system is now listed with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a class II medical device suitable for clinical use, according to a news report from PharmaAsia . Next-generation sequencing (NGS) is a high-throughput DNA sequencing method that allows clinical professionals... Read more