SAN DIEGO, March 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Biocept, Inc. (Nasdaq: BIOC), a leading commercial provider of liquid biopsy tests designed to provide physicians with clinically actionable information to improve the outcomes of patients diagnosed with cancer, announces the publication of clinical data in the peer-reviewed Journal of Clinical Pathology that further validates the Company's Target Selector™ qPCR Assay using "Switch Blocker" technology to identify cancer-related mutations in liquid biopsy samples. The article can be found at https://jcp.bmj.com/content/early/2020/03/04/jclinpath-2019-206381.
"Results from this study showed a very high concordance rate between our liquid biopsy testing and tissue biopsy, providing further clinical validation of our Target Selector™ technology," said Veena Singh, M.D., Biocept's Senior Vice President and Senior Medical Director. "Our clinical testing demonstrates best-in-class detection of alterations down to a single mutant copy, not only in an analytical setting but in a clinical setting as well. Further the ability to inform clinical decision making in a significantly more cost-effective manner potentially affords the healthcare system a highly sensitive and cost-effective option."
The study examined 127 clinical assays for mutations commonly associated with cancer found in the EGFR, BRAF and KRAS genes. Each Target Selector™ assay in the study demonstrated extremely high accuracy, sensitivity and specificity when compared to results obtained from tissue samples, showing a 93%-96% concordance to blinded tissue samples across all assays.
"The continued validation of our technology demonstrates its ability to non-invasively identify biomarkers specific to cancer, and to aid physicians in selecting optimal therapeutic treatments for their patients," said Michael Nall, Biocept's President and Chief Executive Officer. "We are pleased to report that our biomarker testing has been performed in more than 25,000 patients to date, and results from this study further illustrate the enhanced performance of our Target Selector™ technology."
Biocept, Inc. is a molecular diagnostics company with commercialized assays for lung, breast, gastric, colorectal and prostate cancers, and melanoma. The Company uses its proprietary liquid biopsy technology to provide physicians with information for treating and monitoring patients diagnosed with cancer. The Company's patented Target Selector™ liquid biopsy technology platform captures and analyzes tumor-associated molecular markers in both circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and in plasma (ctDNA). With thousands of tests performed, the platform has demonstrated the ability to identify cancer mutations and alterations to inform physicians about a patient's disease and therapeutic options. For additional information, please visit www.biocept.com.
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