Topic: Oncoscan

Aberrant Cell Fraction Estimation in NxClinical 5.0

NxClinical has very strong visualization tools which is important for cytogeneticists - a reviewer can easily view the allele patterns and estimate % aberrant cells. But NxClinical 5.0 makes this even easier by automatically performing this calculation on a per event basis. The software also uses a user-defined threshold to mark events as mosaic or not. The software looks at event-specific aberrant cell fraction using both the Log R value as well as BAF (where available). This approach uses platform-dependent scaling so that the correct calculation can be applied to samples from multiple platforms (e.g. ThermoFisher, Illumina, CNV from NGS).

BioDiscovery and Thermo Fisher Scientific Sign OEM Partnership

Recently, BioDiscovery signed an OEM partnership deal with Thermo Fisher Scientific for analysis software for the OncoScan Assay. The partnership allows the two companies to merge their expertise in high-throughput genomic data analysis software and array based assays for the cancer genomics market. BioDiscovery developed Nexus Express for OncoScan software for Thermo Fisher's OncoScan CNV Assay for solid tumor analysis.