WALTHAM, MA • 2021-04-27

BostonGene and the Medical College of Wisconsin Announce Research Collaboration

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Analysis Aimed at Understanding Response to Therapy in Patients with Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma
Analysis Aimed at Understanding Response to Therapy in Patients with Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma

WALTHAM, MA – April 27, 2021

BostonGene Corporation, a biomedical software company focused on defining optimal precision medicine-based therapies for cancer patients, today announced a research collaboration with the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) to analyze the role of the tumor microenvironment of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) in modulating the response to various therapies.

MCW, based in Milwaukee, is a distinguished leader and innovator in the education and development of the next generation of physicians, scientists, pharmacists and health professionals. With a mission to improve the health of the communities they serve, MCW discovers and translates new knowledge in the biomedical and health sciences while providing cutting-edge, collaborative patient care of the highest quality.

The research study aims to understand the molecular underpinnings of patients with PDAC treated with various therapies. As part of the collaboration, BostonGene will perform large-scale analytics on next generation sequencing (NGS data), including significant somatic alterations, gene expression patterns and enrichment of signaling pathways from an integrated cohort of PDAC patients.  Additionally, BostonGene will apply comprehensive integrated genomic (whole exome sequencing) and transcriptomic (RNA-seq) analysis to characterize and classify the tumor and tumor microenvironment of PDAC patients with localized and metastatic disease and will match defined patterns with clinical outcomes. The results of this study could provide insight into the role of pancreatic cancer microenvironment in response to specific therapies and further improve therapy selection.

“We are pleased to collaborate with BostonGene for their sophisticated analysis of RNA-seq and exome sequencing,” said Ben George, MD, William F. Stapp Endowed Chair and Associate Professor of Hematology and Oncology at MCW and Medical Director of the Clinical Trials Office at the Froedtert & MCW Clinical Cancer Center. “By partnering with BostonGene we are one step closer to developing prospective, biomarker-driven clinical trials that could personalize treatment options and improve PDAC patient outcomes.”

“We are proud to partner with the Medical College of Wisconsin by bringing our next generation multi-platform analytics to the study of PDAC patients,” said Andrew Feinberg, President and CEO at BostonGene. “Our sophisticated NGS analysis will identify the genomic and transcriptional alterations that could serve as predictive biomarkers of response to therapy and improve patient outcomes. “

About BostonGene Corporation

BostonGene has a mission to provide transformative, AI-integrated molecular analytics and biomarker discovery for precision matching of therapies to improve the lives of patients living with cancer and other immune-related diseases. BostonGene’s service model provides customized client solutions using a multi-omic approach prioritized for real-world impact, including optimized standard-of-care therapies, accelerated research and cost-effective, measurable results. BostonGene’s tests reveal key drivers of each patient’s unique disease profile, including an in-depth profile of the immune microenvironment, actionable mutations, biomarkers of response to diverse therapies, and recommended therapies. Through these comprehensive analyses, BostonGene’s tests generate a personalized roadmap for therapeutic decision-making for each patient. For more information, visit BostonGene at http://www.BostonGene.com.

Erin O’Reilly

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