PacificDx presenting at the Association of Genetic Technologists 41st Annual Meeting
PacificDx employees Aditi Khurana and Dr. Cynthe Sims recently attended the 41st Annual Meeting of the Association of Genetic Technologists. The meeting provided PacificDx with the opportunity to present three posters covering PacificDx’s latest developments at the laboratory. Dr. Sims presented results and information about PacificDx’s HI-Res HER2 test for Breast Cancers that are equivocal for both IHC and FISH testing. This unique assay provides a clear resolution to these difficult clinical cases. Ms Khurana presented two posters, the first one discussing the clinical validation of a Novel four color PDGFRa/KIT/RET/CC4 FISH probe set that can be utilized to detect both RET gene rearrangements and PDGFRa/KIT amplifications on the same slide; efficiently utilizing limited FFPE material. The second poster explained the use of tools from an open source Bioinformatics tool called Galaxy for the development and validation of an in house pipeline to analyze NGS data.
The 41st AGT meeting was geared towards topics of laboratory techniques, new developments in the clinical genomic testing and technical workshops where professionals could exchange ideas regarding latest developments and challenges in their labs. The meeting was an excellent opportunity for professional development and Dr. Sims volunteered her expertise in molecular sciences to serve as a microarray workshop moderator and as a round-table discussion leader regarding the topic of clinical microarrays.