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Lessons Learned in Launching a Prognostic Test Based On Tissue Image Analysis, New and Upcoming Webinar Hosted by Xtalks

December 2, 2013

Xtalks presents a new and informative prognostic test development webinar on Tuesday December 10, 2013 examining the use of tissue samples in prognostic tests, such as ProMark, by using image analysis in early stage prostate cancer. For your convenience, Xtalks will offer two live broadcasts: 1:00pm GMT (European airing) and 1:00pm EST (North American airing).

Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) December 02, 2013

Accuracy, reproducibility and predictive power are the main challenges of many diagnostic and prognostic tests. These factors are especially important for tests that involve complex sample preparation procedures and manual interpretation. Tests that fall into this category are those based on tissue, such as Her-2.

In this webinar, you will learn how Metamark Genetics developed a new prognostic test using image analysis for early stage prostate cancer based on tissue samples: ProMark. ProMark is a Multiplex Immunofluorescence application which automatically classifies tumor, and quantifies biomarker expression within each Prostate Tumor gland. Learn from Dr. Thomas Nifong, Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations at Metamark Genetics, how the challenges of accuracy and reproducibility can be overcome through workflow automation and image analysis, resulting in prognostic tests of high predictive power.

For more information on this webinar or to register, visit:

http://xtalks.com/Prognostic-Testing-with-Tissue-Image-Analysis.ashx

Xtalks, powered by Honeycomb Worldwide Inc., is a leading provider of educational webinars to the global Life Sciences community. Every year thousands of industry practitioners (from pharmaceutical & biotech companies, private & academic research institutions, healthcare centers, etc.) turn to Xtalks for access to quality content. Xtalks helps Life Science professionals stay current with industry developments, trends and regulations. Xtalks webinars also provide perspectives on key issues from top industry thought leaders and service providers.

To learn more about Xtalks visit http://xtalks.com/ContactUs.ashx

Contact:

Michelle Tran (416) 977-6555 ext 227

clientservices(at)xtalks(dot)com

For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/11/prweb11376008.htm


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