Product News: Bio-Rad Highlights Droplet Digital PCR as an Advanced Application for Liquid Biopsy at AACR 2018

05 Apr 2018

Join Bio-Rad at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting for a workshop on the advanced applications of Droplet Digital PCR in liquid biopsies. 

Bio-Rad’s Exhibitor Spotlight Presentation, titled: “Droplet Digital PCR and the Power of Partitioning: Advanced Applications for Liquid Biopsy” will take place in Theater A, McCormick Place South (Level 3), on Tuesday, April 17, at 12:30-1.30 PM. During the workshop, speakers from University Hospital of Pisa, Italy, and University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands, will share insights into the application of Droplet Digital PCR in immunotherapy research.


Workshop: Droplet Digital™ PCR and the Power of Partitioning: Advanced Applications for Liquid Biopsy 

  • Presentation A: A key role for circulating nucleic acids as predictive biomarkers of response in immunotherapy and targeted treatments 

Marzia Del Re, PharmD, Ph.D., Pharmacogenetics Research Assistant, Clinical Biochemist, Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacogenetic Unit, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University Hospital of Pisa, Italy 


  • Presentation B: ctDNA as a biomarker for early tumor response assessment in lung cancer patients treated with immunotherapy 

Ed Schuuring, Ph.D., Full professor in Molecular Oncological Pathology, Senior Clinical Scientist in Molecular Pathology, Department of Pathology (HPC EA10), University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands 

Plus, don’t miss Bio-Rad’s new fully automated 4-color multiplexed digital PCR system, the QX ONE™ ddPCR System, which will be on display at Bio-Rad’s booth (#1031). The booth will also feature the company’s award-winning QX200™ Droplet Digital PCR System, the Illumina® Bio-Rad® Single-Cell Sequencing Solution, and several new assays available on Bio-Rad's Digital Assay Site.