LENEXA, Kan., Feb. 16, 2023
Eurofins Viracor ExPeCT™ CAR-T multiplexed quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) assay provides a powerful diagnostic tool to monitor and optimize CAR-T therapy involving patients with pre-B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia and B cell lymphomas
Eurofins Viracor LLC, a leader in testing for infectious disease, immunology, and allergy, today announced the launch of a ground-breaking test that can assess the expansion and persistence of Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-Cell (CAR-T) therapy in patients with pre-B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia and B cell lymphomas.
The test, based on a method developed by Eurofins Viracor, is designed to help clinicians better understand how CAR-T therapy is performing for their patients. CAR-T therapy is a revolutionary form of immunotherapy that uses genetically engineered T-cells to attack cancer cells and has shown promising results in treating a variety of cancers.
Research has demonstrated that the persistence and expansion of CAR-T therapy are important indicators of how long the therapy is likely to remain effective in the patient. The test is designed to provide clinicians with an accurate and comprehensive assessment of the CAR-T cell population in the patient’s body and may offer insights to therapy effectiveness.
The launch of this test marks an important step forward in the evaluation and management of CAR-T therapy in cancer patients. It is expected to be a valuable tool in helping clinicians to make more informed decisions about the best course of treatment for their patients.
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About Eurofins Viracor
Eurofins Viracor LLC has over 30 years of diagnostic expertise in infectious disease, immunology and allergy testing for immunocompromised and critical patients. Eurofins Viracor is a subsidiary of Eurofins Scientific (EUFI.PA), a global leader in bio-analytical testing, and one of the world leaders in genomic services. For more information, please visit www.eurofins.com/ and www.eurofins-viracor.com/clinical
About the Eurofins Group – the global leader in bio-analysis
Eurofins is Testing for Life. Eurofins is the global leader in food, environment, pharmaceutical and cosmetic product testing, and in discovery pharmacology, forensics, advanced material sciences and agroscience Contract Research services. Eurofins is also a market leader in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, and in the support of clinical studies, as well as in BioPharma Contract Development and Manufacturing. The Group also has a rapidly developing presence in highly specialised and molecular clinical diagnostic testing and in-vitro diagnostic products.
With over 61,000 staff across a decentralised and entrepreneurial network of 940 laboratories in 59 countries, Eurofins offers a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of a wide range of products, as well as providing innovative clinical diagnostic testing services and in-vitro diagnostic products.
The Group’s objective is to provide its customers with high-quality services, innovative solutions and accurate results on time. Eurofins is ideally positioned to support its clients’ increasingly stringent quality and safety standards and the increasing demands of regulatory authorities as well as the requirements of healthcare practitioners around the world.
In 2020 and 2021, Eurofins reacted quickly to meet the global challenge of COVID-19, by creating the capacity to help over 20 million patients monthly who may have been impacted by the pandemic with our testing products and our services and directly supporting healthcare professionals working on the front line to fight the virus. The Group has established widespread PCR testing capabilities and has carried out over 40 million tests in its own laboratories, is supporting the development of a number of vaccines and has established its SAFER@WORK™ testing, monitoring and consulting programmes to help ensure safer environments, travel and events during COVID-19.
Eurofins has grown very strongly since its inception and its strategy is to continue expanding its technology portfolio and its geographic reach. Through R&D and acquisitions, the Group draws on the latest developments in the field of biotechnology and analytical chemistry to offer its clients unique analytical solutions.
Shares in Eurofins Scientific are listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN FR0014000MR3, Reuters EUFI.PA, Bloomberg ERF FP).
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