Grant ID RP100963
Awarded On January 20, 2010
Title Enrichment Filter and Point-of-use Assay Platform for Detection of Circulating Tumor Cells
Program Product Development Research
Award Mechanism Company Commercialization
Institution/Organization Ingeneron, Inc.
Principal Investigator/Program Director Jody Vykoukal
Cancer Sites Multiple Sites
Contracted Amount $198,111
Lay Summary

An improved capacity to isolate and characterize circulating tumor cells (CTCs) would have a significant impact on the early detection, treatment, and scientific understanding of many types of cancer. Despite considerable progress in diagnosing and treating solid tumors, metastatic disease remains the foremost cause of cancer-related death.

With current diagnostic approaches, the spread of tumor cells in most patients is undetected until after metastatic disease is well-established, and early, potentially effective, intervention is not an option. Introduction of a facile means for the early detection and continual systemic monitoring of circulating tumor cells would enable timely administ...

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