HTG EdgeSeq Mouse mRNA Tumor Response Panel Used by Researchers Targeting Cardiac Fibrosis with Engineered T-cells

February 11, 2020 at 8:00 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc. (Nasdaq: HTGM) (HTG), a life science company whose mission is to advance precision medicine, today highlighted the HTG EdgeSeq Mouse mRNA Tumor Response Panel as a way to identify endogenous targets of cardiac fibrosis as reported in the September 2019 issue of Nature.

In a mouse study designed and conducted by Haig Aghajanian et al., researchers sought to identify the cardiac immune response to fibrosis in mice and provide proof-of-principle for the development of immunotherapeutic drugs for the treatment of cardiac disease. Using the HTG EdgeSeq Mouse mRNA Tumor Response Panel, researchers assessed the expression levels of 1,659 inflammatory and immune genes and found that 22 genes were differentially expressed between normal and CAR T-cell treated mice.

“This is yet another exciting example of our HTG EdgeSeq technology being cited in a major scientific journal,” said BJ Kerns, Vice President of Scientific Collaborations at HTG. “We believe molecular subtyping can be used by researchers to identify new treatment candidates that will ultimately improve the outlook of those afflicted with myocardial disease.”

About HTG:
HTG is focused on NGS-based molecular profiling. The company’s proprietary HTG EdgeSeq technology automates complex, highly multiplexed molecular profiling from solid and liquid samples, even when limited in amount. HTG’s customers use its technology to identify biomarkers important for precision medicine, to understand the clinical relevance of these discoveries, and ultimately to identify treatment options. Its mission is to empower precision medicine.

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Source: HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc.