DiaCarta, Inc., Awarded $2 Million NCI Contract to Pursue Regulatory Approval of Innovative Cancer Radiation Response Blood Test
DIACARTA, Inc., a precision diagnostic company and leading developer of products for nucleic acid-based detection assays, announced today that it has received a $2 million National Cancer Institute (NCI) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract to continue development of its RadTox™ cfDNA radiation therapy toxicity monitoring test kit for cancer patients.
While radiation is required by 70
“This will be a breakthrough ‘first-in-class’ IVD test in the field of radiation therapy and one of the first cfDNA tests to be supported by the NCI for real-time detection of normal tissue responses to radiation,” commented Aiguo Zhang, Ph.D., Founder and CEO of DiaCarta, Inc. “We are therefore delighted to have been awarded this contract following successful completion of the $300,000 SBIR Phase I contract in June of this year.”
DiaCarta’s RadTox™ cfDNA Test, a platform diagnostic that monitors circulating cell-free DNA (cfDNA) in patient plasma during radiation therapy, runs on either luminometers or bead-based instrumentation found in many clinical reference laboratories and testing
DiaCarta has been invited to present RadTox™ cfDNA Test at the BIO Investor Forum in San Francisco on October 17-18, 2018, as part of the company’s commitment to a partnering and co-development strategy for the program.
“We are fulfilling an unmet medical need in cancer radiation therapy by enabling the direct monitoring of side effect severity and
Super branched DNA (SuperbDNA™) hybridization technology is a widely used signal amplification clinical platform to quantitatively detect specific nucleic acid sequences directly from the source without the need for DNA/RNA purification or RT-PCR. With a wide dynamic range, bDNA is sensitive enough to reliably detect very few target molecules using DiaCarta’s kits and reagents formatted on a luminometer or bead-based platform. DiaCarta’s SuperbDNA™ technology offers sensitivity for detection of over 4,000 target genes.
DiaCarta, a translational genomics and personalized diagnostics company based in Richmond, California, was established in 2011 to provide highly sensitive and advanced technologies that will improve the way molecular diagnostics and translational genomics impact healthcare treatment plans and the well-being of individuals around the world. DiaCarta offers a range of testing services, from single-gene QClamp® qPCR tests to its OptiSeq™ XNA-NGS panels. The company is well positioned as a leader in the new ‘liquid biopsy’ IVD (in vitro diagnostic) field with high-precision detection of cfDNA. DiaCarta is ISO13485 certified and manufactures IVD kits under
DiaCarta, a leading molecular diagnostics company personalizing patient care through liquid biopsy, proudly announced that its revolutionary RadTox™ test, designed for tumor response monitoring, is now eligible for reimbursement from Medicare, effective January 1, 2024.
DiaCarta announced today that DiaCarta received US FDA 510(k) clearance for it’s over the counter (OTC) at home iColon Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) that enables early detection of blood in stool at home, which is clinically relevant in gastrointestinal disorders and colorectal cancer.
DiaCarta and HMC/HML Team up for Customizing Lab Development Test Validations and Compliances in the US Market
DiaCarta announced that the company has formed strategic partnership with Hopkins MedTech Compliance and Hopkins MedTech Lab Services.
DiaCarta, Ltd. (“DiaCarta”), a precision molecular diagnostics company, today announced the termination of its Business Combination Agreement with HH&L Acquisition Co.
DiaCarta, Ltd. (“DiaCarta”), a novel molecular diagnostic test developer for cancer and infectious diseases, today announced that it has received accreditation by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) for its CLIA certified lab. This accreditation is awarded to facilities that meet the high standards of quality, accuracy, and consistency in laboratory services required by CAP and underscores DiaCarta’s leadership and commitment to excellence.