TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc. (Nasdaq: HTGM) (HTG), a diagnostic company whose mission is to advance precision medicine, today announced it will begin taking orders for its new 2,002-gene HTG EdgeSeq Autoimmune Panel, which is expected to be commercially available for purchase in kit form or as a service in HTG’s VERI/O laboratory at the end of October 2019. The HTG EdgeSeq Autoimmune Panel provides a comprehensive look into immune system dysfunction, discovery of new biomarkers and the discovery of predictive signatures of drug response in the autoimmune space. The panel is designed to address many questions around autoimmune disorders, which are chronic and often difficult to accurately diagnose. Autoimmune disorders represent a large and growing market, with annual direct U.S. healthcare costs for the treatment of autoimmune disorders being nearly double the direct U.S. healthcare costs for the treatment of cancer, and several of the largest selling pharmaceutical products are targeted towards autoimmune diseases.
“Autoimmune disorders represent a growing market, and we have seen significant interest and strong demand from our pharmaceutical customers for comprehensive, molecular profiling tools spanning the continuum of customers’ development programs, from biomarker discovery to companion diagnostic development,” said Michael Hrubiak, Vice President of Marketing at HTG. “While there are treatments for many autoimmune diseases, our goal is to provide better tools for more effective diagnosis, to enable better treatment of patients afflicted with these disorders. We believe our autoimmune panel is one more step forward towards achieving that goal, and we are excited to be part of the solution.”
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. Our mission is to empower precision medicine at the local level.
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Ashley R. Robinson
LifeSci Advisors, LLC
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