Oxford Biodynamics plc is launching its clinical assay Episwitch CIRT in the U.S. following clinical validation that demonstrated the 3D genomic eight biomarker panel can predict a cancer patient’s response to immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) therapy at up to 93% sensitivity, 82% specificity and 85% accuracy. ICIs are currently used against more than 15 types of cancer but less than one in three patients show any benefit from the treatment.
TORONTO – Oncocyte Corp. launched Determaio, an immunotherapy response prediction test it said is “the first to comprehensively assess the tumor microenvironment.” This is important because of how smart cancer cells are in that microenvironment, Oncocyte CEO Ronnie Andrews told BioWorld, commandeering natural tissue repair biology and condensing immunological T cells so they back off attacking cancerous tissue.
LONDON – Oxford Biodynamics plc won a $910,000 grant to help validate real-world use of its epigenetics test for identifying patients who will respond to treatment with checkpoint inhibitor drugs. The award was made as part of the Beau Biden Cancer Moonshot.