This webinar was presented live on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. Click below to watch it on demand.
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Next-generation sequencing (NGS) shows great promise as a clinical diagnostic tool and is already being implemented today in the fields of genetics, oncology, and infectious disease. Due to the complexity of NGS testing workflows, however, the majority of NGS-based clinical testing is currently restricted to specialty testing labs and academic medical centers.
For NGS-based diagnostic testing to be adopted by the broader healthcare community, NGS instrumentation needs to reduce manual processing steps and the need for specialized training. Opportunities for workflow improvements include library prep and normalization, as well as integration of sample extraction, sequencing, and data processing steps.
From a data management standpoint, current challenges in data analysis and storage limit the downstream utilization of genomic data. Integrating genomic testing data with health information systems is the first step towards realizing the efficacy of NGS in digital health, with the potential to dramatically improve clinical outcomes in the decades ahead.
Key takeaways: Listeners will
- Review of clinical NGS applications and key drivers for growth
- Comparison of the NGS-based testing marketing with other diagnostic platforms
- Opportunities for novel diagnostic solutions in NGS
- Strategies for digital health integration
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