Study shows Biocept’s Target Selector™ detects mutations in “quantity not sufﬁcient” specimens in non-small cell lung cancer patients (Biocept Press Release)
"Biocept, Inc...will present data showing that its Target Selector™ molecular assay kit detects mutations in up to 50% of tissue biopsy specimens, from patients diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer, that were deemed quantity not sufficient (QNS). The study will be presented at the Molecular Med Tri-Con Virtual Conference, Feb. 16-18, 2021...The pilot study utilized Biocept’s Target Selector molecular assay with Switch-Blocker technology, which offers ultra-high sensitivity and requires less tumor sample than most commercial assays. The assay was used to evaluate the presence of several key EGFR and KRAS mutations in formalin-fixed paraformaldehyde embedded (FFPE) tissue slides, supplied by NeoGenomics Laboratories, Inc. that were deemed QNS for next generation sequencing (NGS) analysis. Results showed that EGFR mutations were detected in 50% (3/6) of patient samples, and KRAS mutations in 17% (1/6) of samples."