GeneAdviser/Birmingham Women’s Hospital partner to make personalised medicine more accessible


29-09-2016

The largest genetics laboratory in the NHS brings to the platform their solid tumour sequencing, enabling clinicians to give an individual approach to their patients, tailored to their tumour’s genetic makeup.

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GeneAdviser is bringing the expertise of Birmingham Women’s Hospital to their ordering platform, where healthcare professionals can now order tests for genetic sequencing of tumour samples, screening for those changes in the tumour that may require clinical action.

Each tumour has a different genetic makeup, which makes it react to therapies very differently. By analysing and monitoring the presence of genetic sequences in a tumour, patients can be prescribed more targeted treatment and screening.

Dr Jelena Aleksic, GeneAdviser’s CEO, commented: “Birmingham Women’s Hospital combines outstanding and comprehensive genetics research and clinical expertise, making it an internationally renowned clinical laboratory. We are delighted to make their excellent genetic testing more accessible to doctors worldwide, helping them provide better care for their patients.”

Professor Michael Griffiths, the Birmingham Women’s Hospital Genetics Laboratory Director, added: "We are excited to join forces with GeneAdviser to facilitate worldwide access to our genetic test portfolio.  As the largest NHS genetics laboratory we already work closely with clinicians across the UK and internationally, and GeneAdviser will allow them to easily order the genetic  tests they need for their patients, whilst streamlining administrative processes for our staff."

Their partnership also expands beyond solid tumour sequencing, bringing forward a selection of high quality genetic tests in oncology and other medical specialties. Other tests from Birmingham Women’s Hospital include their Lucina NIPT (non invasive prenatal testing), a highly accurate genetic prenatal testing that screens for trisomies such as Down syndrome using a single maternal blood sample.

Photo:  GeneAdvisor's CEO Jelena Aleksic (left) and CTO Robert Stojnic (right)

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