Spin-off Scailyte and Lexogen create a joint biomarker discovery workflow for precision medicine companies

07-Jul-2021 - Austria

Scailyte, a single-cell biomarker discovery spin-off of ETH Zurich and Lexogen, a leader in RNA sequencing solutions, announce a strategic partnership. The companies will create a joint biomarker discovery workflow, leveraging Lexogen’s new single-cell RNA sequencing platform LUTHOR™ and Scailyte’s AI-driven analytics platform ScaiVision™. The joint platform will enable discovery and validation of ultra-sensitive biomarkers thanks to the LUTHOR™’s unprecedented resolution of single-cell transcriptomes, and the ability of ScaiVision™ to detect complex molecular signatures in biological samples.

Michaela Mihaylova

The joint workflow will focus on applications within oncology and immunology, such as qualification and stratification of patients for clinical trials, analysis of trial results on deep cellular level or analysis and quality control along the development of cell therapies.

The companies kick-start the outreach to pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies, aiming to set up the first pilot projects in Q3-2021.

“The combination of these unique and innovative tools is great news for everyone! Indeed, thanks to an unprecedented level of information and precision, this platform will contribute to making personalized medicine a reality, and ultimately save more lives.” said Stéphane Barges, Chief Executive Officer at Lexogen.

Andrius Serva, PhD, Director of Corporate Development at Scailyte added: “Scailyte’s success in biomarker discovery and validation is tightly linked to high-quality single-cell input datasets. Our ScaiVision™ platform integrates this data together with clinical patient parameters and identifies accurate molecular biomarkers that are used for disease diagnosis, prognosis, prediction of patient response to a treatment or cell therapy QC. I am delighted about the partnership with Lexogen, which will allow us to offer an end-to-end biomarker discovery workflow to the joint customers in pharmaceutical, diagnostic and CRO industries. Together with Lexogen, we will be able to offer the solution for ultra-sensitive biomarkers to more customers and so bring the benefits of precision medicine to more patients.”

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