GSK, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Mass General Cancer Center join global network to accelerate discoveries in COVID-19, oncology, immuno-oncology and neurology
PLEASANTON, Calif., June 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — 10x Genomics, Inc. (Nasdaq: TXG) today unveiled the first 45 members selected for participation in its Visium Clinical Translational Research Network (CTRN). Members selected are focused on research in oncology, immuno-oncology, neuroscience, infectious disease, inflammation and fibrosis, COVID-19 and more. The 10x Genomics Visium CTRN was established to improve and accelerate workflows related to assessing the spatial cellular relationship in clinical translational research studies. Visium has the potential to aid in many clinical translational research applications, including biomarker and drug target discovery, engineered immune cell therapy and clinical trial development.
“The technologies powering today’s research have led to discoveries that would have been unprecedented ten years ago, but the tools that help translate genomic research to a clinical setting haven’t always kept pace,” said Michael Schnall-Levin, SVP R&D and Founding Scientist at 10x Genomics. “By establishing the Visium Clinical Translational Research Network, we can help accelerate the clinical translational process by bridging the gap between scientific discoveries and patient care solutions.”
The first 45 members of 10x Genomics’ Visium CTRN were selected from 185 total applications and represent a diverse range of studies that are taking place around the world. The 10x Genomics CTRN will connect researchers across 39 global institutions, including:
- Barcelona Supercomputing Center
- Cancer Research Centre of Lyon (CRCL)
- Centre de Recherche des Cordeliers (Inserm, Sorbonne Université, Université de Paris)
- Duke University
- Garvan Institute of Medical Research
- Hospital Italiano Buenos Aires, IMTIB
- Humanitas Research Hospital
- Institut Imagine
- Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
- Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute
- Lieber Institute for Brain Development
- Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich
- Mass General Cancer Center
- Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital
- Queensland University of Technology
- RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research
- RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences
- Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
- University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center
“We are excited to be a part of the collaborative Visium Clinical Translational Research Network and look forward to harnessing the power of spatial gene expression,” said Dr. Sophia Shalhout, Cutaneous Oncology Clinical Research Fellow at Mass General Cancer Center. “As part of Dr. David M. Miller’s team at the Mass General Cancer Center, we seek to advance our understanding of the biomarkers of tumor response and resistance to therapy in patients with advanced rare skin cancers. Joining this global research community and working with experts at 10x Genomics will be essential as we aim to use Visium spatial solutions to resolve the heterogeneity in the tumor microenvironment of this rare cohort.”
As members of the Visium CTRN, researchers gain exclusive access to a collaborative, global research community dedicated to accelerating clinical translational research workflows, as well as substantial discounts and specialized support relating to the 10x Genomics Visium platform. Members will also have the opportunity to present at the 10x Genomics CTRN Spatial Summit, the details of which are expected to be revealed later this year.
“Membership in the 10x Genomics CTRN is an important step forward for my lab, enabling us to pursue the translation of cellular genomic discoveries into meaningful improvements for cancer patients,” said Dr. Alexander Swarbrick, Senior Research Fellow, Garvan Institute of Medical Research.
“We’re really excited to participate in the CTRN, and use Visium to better characterize spatial patterns of genes dysregulated in debilitating brain disorders,” added Dr. Andrew E. Jaffe, Lead Investigator, Lieber Institute for Brain Development.
More information on the Visium Clinical Translational Research Network and its members can be found by visiting www.10xgenomics.com/ctrn.
To learn more about 10x Genomics, visit 10xgenomics.com.
About 10x Genomics
10x Genomics is a life science technology company building products to interrogate, understand and master biology to advance human health. The company’s integrated solutions include instruments, consumables and software for analyzing biological systems at a resolution and scale that matches the complexity of biology. 10x Genomics products have been adopted by researchers around the world including 97 of the top 100 global research institutions and 19 of the top 20 global pharmaceutical companies, and have been cited in over 1,000 research papers on discoveries ranging from oncology to immunology and neuroscience. The company’s patent portfolio comprises more than 740 issued patents and patent applications.
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