With growing interest in RNA-based biomarkers, measuring RNA expression holds great promise for stratifying patients based on drug response, drug efficacy, or risk of side effects. RNAscope in situ hybridization enables molecular detection in a morphological context, which provides the cellular resolution required to evaluate tissue heterogeneity and to potentially better screen and select patients. RNAscope holds great promise for increasing the clinical success of certain drugs by serving as a companion diagnostic. ACD has created a CDx Assay Development Program that streamlines the assay development process, resulting in a detailed SOP that can be transferred to one of our certified CLIA labs.
As part of the program, ACD will provide:
- Complete probe verification in cell pellets and tissue samples
- Assay development study on manual or automated platforms
- Reproducibility tests including inter-run and intra-run assays. For assay transfer, ACD will produce a detailed standard operating procedure (SOP) describing the RNAscope assay conditions optimized for the tissues of interest. Our Field Application Specialist will work closely with your team to ensure successful training and quick transfer into your laboratory or a CLIA lab of choice.
- Data analysis: Our scientists will work with your team to determine the criteria to qualify samples and to classify patients according to the needs of the study.