Lucence Diagnostics, a clinical genetics company focusing on inventing advanced cancer diagnostics, and NovogeneAIT Genomics Singapore, one of the largest next-generation sequencing providers in Southeast Asia, announced today a joint collaboration to develop next-generation precision medicine tissue-based tests for cancer treatment selection.

These tests will target cancer-specific genes more common in Asia and provide recommendations for patient-specific treatments. This information will help guide doctors on optimal selection of treatments for Asian cancer patients. Precision-based tests can lead to effective use of drug therapies, improved outcomes and fewer futile treatments.

Genomic profiling information can be overwhelming and challenging for integration into busy clinical practice. It is also important that Asian patients are appropriately directed to clinical trials in the region for common regional cancers to achieve the best treatment outcome. Led by Dr. Min-Han Tan, a world-renowned medical oncologist and clinical geneticist, Lucence will create a tissue-based genetic profiling test specifically tailored to clinicians’ needs. Leveraging on NovogeneAIT’s experience with large-scale sequencing, the test will focus on deeper insights from the most important cancers in Asia.

“This partnership combines NovogeneAIT’s high-quality tissue sequencing capabilities with our analytics and insights on Asian cancer targets and treatments. This means deeper and more meaningful interpretation for complex cancer genetics testing. Cancer patients in Asia will thus have the opportunity to receive better selected treatments in a clinically robust way,” said Dr. Min-Han Tan, Founder and CEO of Lucence Diagnostics.

“We are very pleased to embark on a strategic partnership with Lucence to establish a robust, reliable and cost-effective approach for tissue-based cancer diagnostic testing in Asia. Lucence is one of the most promising companies in the field of cancer diagnostic testing with several novel discoveries and breakthroughs in cancer research. Together with our deep expertise in next-generation sequencing technologies, this partnership will bring tangible benefits to cancer patients and significantly advance the field of precision medicine,” stated Justin Lee, CEO of NovogeneAIT.

For further information:

Lucence Diagnostics
Elena Tan
elena.tan@lucencedx.com
Tel: +65 6592 5102

NovogeneAIT
Dr. Pauline Ng
pauline.ng@novogeneait.sg
Tel: +65 8823 3182