Autoimmune Disease

News on research and diagnostics in autoimmune disorders including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and more.

Investigators calculated that the new assay, which includes 67 SNPs, could offer a 50 percent improvement over previous methods if used in newborn screening.

Mayo's diagnostic tests do not infringe upon Athena Diagnostics' patent because they use standard methods and involve "natural law," the court ruled.

The "drug-tolerant assay" found that only very early TNF levels offered treatment response clues in RA patients treated with the TNF inhibitor adalimumab.

In a pair of recent studies, Crescendo put forth new clinical utility data and an age and adiposity-adjusted model for its Vectra DA rheumatoid arthritis test.

The company believes it can provide tests to predict patients' responsiveness to specific drugs akin to the molecular diagnostics that have now swelled the oncology space.

Feb
26
Sponsored by
Advanced Cell Diagnostics

This webinar will demonstrate how a research team at the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health at McMaster University developed a cellular and molecular phenotyping pipeline using archived samples of lung tissue derived from patients diagnosed with fibrotic interstitial lung disease. 

Mar
21
Sponsored by
Loop Genomics

This webinar provides a comparison of next-generation sequencing (NGS) approaches for human transcriptome sequencing, including short-read Illumina sequencing and synthetic long-read sequencing technology.

Mar
27
Sponsored by
Swift Biosciences

Sequencing workflows require library quantification and normalization to ensure data quality and reduce cost.