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Industry Insights: Improving Clinical Results through Advancements in Molecular Diagnostics

Date: February 10, 2009
Time: 12:00-1:30 PM
Location: Clark Auditorium

Sponsor: SoMCC

Event details:

XDx utilizes modern genomics technologies to develop molecular diagnostic assays that measure a patient’s specific immune status for better clinical management. To successfully develop its products, the company has built and integrated cutting edge clinical development, molecular immunology, gene expression measurement technologies, computational biology and machine learning capabilities. XDx has one FDA-cleared product, AlloMap Molecular Expression Testing, for assessing the probability of rejection in cardiac transplant recipients, and a development program in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.

This seminar offers a unique opportunity to gain insights into the inner workings of this company, one of the first that to translate information and technologies derived from the human genome project into valuable clinical products. Dr. Klingler's interdisciplinary training at Stanford and industry experience have been critical to the movement of products from conception through clinical development on to regulatory approval and launch.

About the Presenter
Tod Klingler leads the computational biology and informatics groups at XDx, including scientific and clinical data analysis, algorithm development and software development. Dr. Klingler has 15 years of experience in the genomics industry. Prior to joining XDx, Dr. Klingler was a founder of Prospect Genomics, where he led the development of a large-scale computational effort to explore protein-chemical interactions, and oversaw the integration of business and scientific strategies when the company was acquired by SGX. Prior to that, he was one of the first computational biologists at Incyte, where he helped to launch the genomics product business and to build an innovative research group. Dr. Klingler received his Ph.D. in Medical Information Sciences with a concentration in Bioinformatics and Biochemistry from Stanford University.

Fee: Free and open to Stanford ID holders.
Additional information and/or registration: RSVP required. Register online

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