IHC Assays for Companion Diagnostic Use: Standardization Methods That Maximize Success a New and Upcoming Webinar Hosted by Xtalks

Xtalks presents a new and informative webinar that will discuss IHC assay test design that increases the chance for optimal cutpoint of biomarker expression. There will be two live broadcasts on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at 9am EDT (1pm GMT) and 1pm EDT.

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Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) February 25, 2014

Today, IHC assay tests are commonly designed with limited stringency in comparison to common ELISA tests in the clinical setting. IHC scoring and cutpoints are determined arbitrarily biased toward the performance of the assay and then compared to patient response in hopes of finding a predictive biomarker.

In this webinar, Sharon Moulis, Principal Scientist and Director of Human Tissues Laboratory at Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, will discuss how they have devised a method of IHC assay design that increases the chance of finding the optimal cutpoint of biomarker expression and maximizing the chance of success for companion diagnostic use. Through use of standard curves and quantitative image analysis, the required target expression level can be determined and IHC assays re-optimized for more uniform and consistent scoring by a pathologist.

For more information on this webinar or to register, visit IHC Assays for Companion Diagnostic Use: Standardization Methods that Maximize Success

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Tel: +1 (416) 977-6555 ext 224
Email: mtran(at)xtalks(dot)com


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