Pictured: Genome.One CEO Marcel Dinger with MTPConnect Chair Sue MacLeman and MTAA CEO Ian Burgess in April 2018 at the launch of BioMedTech Horizons in Melbourne.
Project title: A clinically-accredited and commercial-ready genome profiling platform to enable precision cancer medicine
BMTH Round: One
State: New South Wales
Precision cancer medicine is set to transform the clinical trial industry, with international trials attracting heavy investment. This next generation of clinical trials requires fast, comprehensive and cost-effective genomic profiling of patient tumours.
The FDA recently approved two US cancer genomic tests, however, their cost (AU$5,500) is prohibitive for routine use in Australia and their matching to US-approved drugs and trials are of limited utility to Australians. Offshore testing also fails to develop necessary domestic infrastructure for precision cancer clinical trials.
The genome-profiling platform for precision cancer medicine is set to include a clinically-accredited tumour profiling test and a cancer genomics data platform that incorporates a national patient matching system for precision cancer clinical trial access. It aims to provide competitively priced and rapid local testing. These solutions work to ensure that, in the face of increasing global capabilities and investment in precision cancer clinical trials, Australia will remain an attractive trial site and leader in precision medicine.
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|Consortium lead||Garvan Institute of Medical Research|
|Consortium members||Thermo Fisher Scientific & Illumina|
|Funding||MTPConnect grant: $815,939 |
Industry contribution: $848,063
|Duration||May 2018 - March 2021|
|Outcomes||The Oncomine Cancer Genomics platform has been developed and fully validated and was sold to SydPath who will offer the service to patients.|
|Contact||A/Prof Luke Hesson, The Garvan Institute of Medical Research |