It’s been an announcement-packed JPMorgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco this week!

A number of testing companies had exciting business announcements including Genomic Health (which reached the expected profitability in 2017), Foundation Medicine(which may boast a higher than expected fourth quarter revenue), Invitae (which exceeded its annual projected testing volume), Myriad Genetics (which saw a volume gain for its hereditary cancer testing), Guardant Health (which plans to submit its Guardant360IVD liquid biopsy assay for FDA approval in 2018), 10x Genomics (which recognized a healthy $71M revenue in 2017), Twist Bioscience (which shipped more than 150K genes to its customers in 2017), and Edico Genome (which was selected by Genomics England to use the DRAGEN pipeline to re-analyze 5000 whole genomes).

Then, of course, there were the Illumina and Thermo Fisher Scientific announcements around the launch of new sequencing instruments. Illumina launched its $20,000 desktop iSeq 100 sequencer that allows researchers to study viruses, bacteria, and other microbes. Thermo Fisher launched the semiconductor sequencing technology-based Ion GeneStudio S5 Prime and the Ion GeneStudio S5 Plus for sequencing in oncology, noninvasive prenatal testing, and applied markets. Last but not least, the new Illumina library prep partnership with Thermo Fisher enables Illumina to sell Ion AmpliSeq technology to researchers who conduct studies on Illumina’s NGS platform.

In one of the largest efforts to create human genetic data to identify “many more” actionable genes, a consortium of pharmaceutical companies led by Regeneron will sequence the genes of 500,000 volunteers from the United Kingdom, the data from which will be broadly accessible by 2020. Specifically, Regeneron will handle all the sequencing and AbbVie, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, AstraZeneca, Biogen, and Pfizer will each contribute $10 million to create this data that will largely focus on exomes.

These exciting New Year developments are a great lead in to our upcoming 13th Personalized Medicine World Conference taking place in 10 days, January 22-24, in Silicon Valley.

The upcoming PMWC agenda focuses on the relevance and developments of next-generation sequencing, new applications in clinical diagnostics, and feature a number of sessions dedicated to artificial intelligence, gene therapy, immunotherapy, and more. The speaker lineup includes those from commercial companies that are active in the sequence systems space with dedicated sessions covering:

In addition, conference attendees will hear from a broad representation of organizations that are building genetic testing and diagnostic solutions (Guardant Health, Foundation Medicine, Invitae, Inflammatix, iNDx Technology, Quest Diagnostics, CardioDx, UCSF, Broad Institute, Veracyte, Viviphi Ltd, and many more).

Hope to see you all at the upcoming conference where you can witness how some of these recent announcements translate into action in the clinical sector and precision medicine in particular.

PMWC Michigan – Big Data in Action: Data-Driven Insights in the Clinic

We are excited to launch the first Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC) at the University of Michigan June 6-7, 2018.

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Q&A with Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron, Chief Engagement Officer, All of Us

Q: Your reputation for passion about engaging and empowering people precedes you. Can you please describe your role at the All of Us Research Program?

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Late breaking: Dawn Barry leaves Illumina to lead Luna DNA -Blockchain Disrupting Healthcare Industry

“Every individual holds a valuable piece of the puzzle to understand disease and health, and researchers are all in need of more data. Discovery is hindered by putting the majority of data into small silos. Breaking down data silos and bringing individuals together will more quickly aggregate enough samples to rise above the complexity of genomics and identify disease candidates.” – Dawn Barry, President and Co-Founder, Luna DNA

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Interview Dawn Barry the new President and Co-founder of Luna DNA

Q: In a sentence, what is Luna DNA going to do?

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JPM18: Edico Genome, Illumina, Invitae, Regeneron, Thermo Fisher Scientific,… and the list goes on

It’s been an announcement-packed JPMorgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco this week!

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At PMWC 2018 Silicon Valley CMS Administrator Seema Verma Discusses the Future of Health Care

Genomics-based testing or new immunotherapies that revolutionize cancer care are changing how we approach disease…

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Interview with Dr. Frank Lee, Global Healthcare & Life Sciences Industry Leader at IBM; Chief Architect, IBM Reference Architecture for Genomics – Speaker at PMWC 2018 Silicon Valley

Q: As a pioneer in high performance architectures for genomic research what are the biggest challenges that you see clients dealing with as they invest in precision medicine initiatives?

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Q&A with Ira Mellman, PhD, Vice President, Cancer Immunology, Genentech – Speaker at PMWC 2018 Silicon Valley

Q: Immunotherapy is considered a huge game-changer and holds a lot of promises. Is the hype around immunotherapy justified? What are some of the exciting developments in the recent years?

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Interview with Atul Sharan, Co-founder and CEO, CellMax Life

Q: CellMax has developed non-invasive blood tests based on Circulating tumor cells CTC. How do you see these tests being adopted clinically?

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Q&A with Matthew Kane, Co-founder & CEO, Precision BioSciences – Speaker at PMWC 2018 Silicon Valley

Q: What are the benefits of the Precision BioSciences’ ARCUS genome editing platform and what makes it unique?

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Q&A with Jon Heimer, CEO, Olink Proteomics – Speaker at PMWC 2018 Silicon Valley

Q: Olink has been rapidly growing its’ library of human protein biomarker assays. What are the popular clinical applications for your biomarker panels?

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2017 Review: A Clear Paradigm Shift from a one-size-fits-all model to personalized healthcare

2017 saw technology innovations, new therapies and diagnostics, value-based healthcare, and clinical protocol advancements as huge drivers, moving the needle…

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Q&A with Peter Donnelly, Director, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics (Oxford) – Speaker at PMWC 2018 Silicon Valley

Q: How will genomics transform healthcare and how will it impact medicine? Beyond genetics and genomics what other data is relevant and why?

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PMWC Interview with Janusz Dutkowski, Ph.D., Co-founder & CEO, Data4Cure – Speaker at PMWC 2018 Silicon Valley

Q: What are some of the key unique ideas behind the Biomedical Intelligence Cloud? What contextual knowledge do you bring in?

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Q&A with Bob Terbrueggen, President & CEO, DxTerity – Speaker at PMWC 2018 Silicon Valley

Q: What are the challenges that the field of genomic research will face in the next five years?

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University of Michigan

The 14th Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC) will take place at the University of Michigan on June 6-7, 2018. This conference coincides with University of Michigan’s launch of a new Precision Health research initiative that integrates U of M’s strengths in Medicine, Engineering, Pharmacy, and Public Health. (hyperlink) This initiative combines biomedical expertise, big data, and the social sciences enabling a comprehensive approach to providing patients with tailored health solutions.

To support the University of Michigan’s goal to bring together leading researchers from across the university and the country to springboard this new and exciting research initiative, PMWC and U-M have agreed that the campus is an optimal location for the next conference. This forum will showcase practical content that helps close the knowledge gap among different sectors, thereby catalyzing cross-functional fertilization and collaboration to benefit both University of Michigan and PMWC attendees.

The program will feature innovative technologies, and analyze the success of already thriving initiatives and clinical case studies that enable the translation of precision medicine into direct improvements in health care. Conference attendees will have an opportunity to learn first-hand about the latest developments and advances in precision medicine and cutting-edge strategies and solutions that are fundamentally changing how patients are treated. This is reflected in the Program Theme: “Big Data in Action: Data-driven Insights in the Clinic”.

Agenda highlights:

    • More than 35 sessions with 100+ thought-provoking, insightful talks that cover all facets of precision medicine
    • Two tracks will showcase sessions on the latest advancements in precision medicine which include, but are not limited to:
    • Changing Pharmacogenomics
    • Community Setting Challenges
    • Patient Issues and Challenges
    • Legal and Ethical Issues
    • Integrating genomic data into EMRs
    • Emerging Technologies
    • Personalized Health Care Delivery
    • Personalized Modeling of Precision Health
    • NIH’s All of Us Study
    • Big Data in Action
    • Opioid Precision Health
    • Neurosciences
    • Big Data in the Clinic
    • Wellness and Aging
    • Epigenetics and Aging
    • Precision Cancer Therapy
    • Data Sharing in Translational Medicine
    • Economic and Socio-political Issues

The 14th Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC) will take place at the University of Michigan on June 6-7, 2018. This conference coincides with University of Michigan’s launch of a new Precision Health research initiative that integrates U of M’s strengths in Medicine, Engineering, Pharmacy, and Public Health. (hyperlink) This initiative combines biomedical expertise, big data, and the social sciences enabling a comprehensive approach to providing patients with tailored health solutions.

To support the University of Michigan’s goal to bring together leading researchers from across the university and the country to springboard this new and exciting research initiative, PMWC and U-M have agreed that the campus is an optimal location for the next conference. This forum will showcase practical content that helps close the knowledge gap among different sectors, thereby catalyzing cross-functional fertilization and collaboration to benefit both University of Michigan and PMWC attendees.

The program will feature innovative technologies, and analyze the success of already thriving initiatives and clinical case studies that enable the translation of precision medicine into direct improvements in health care. Conference attendees will have an opportunity to learn first-hand about the latest developments and advances in precision medicine and cutting-edge strategies and solutions that are fundamentally changing how patients are treated. This is reflected in the Program Theme: “Big Data in Action: Data-driven Insights in the Clinic”.

Agenda highlights:

    • More than 35 sessions with 100+ thought-provoking, insightful talks that cover all facets of precision medicine
    • Two tracks will showcase sessions on the latest advancements in precision medicine which include, but are not limited to:
        • Changing Pharmacogenomics
        • Community Setting Challenges
        • Patient Issues and Challenges
        • Legal and Ethical Issues
        • Integrating genomic data into EMRs
        • Emerging Technologies
        • Personalized Health Care Delivery
        • Personalized Modeling of Precision Health
        • NIH’s All of Us Study
        • Big Data in Action
        • Opioid Precision Health
        • Neurosciences
        • Big Data in the Clinic
        • Wellness and Aging
        • Epigenetics and Aging
        • Precision Cancer Therapy
        • Data Sharing in Translational Medicine
        • Economic and Socio-political Issues

 

Confirmed thought leaders include:

Lee Hood

Lee Hood

Chief Science Officer, Providence Health

Eric Topol

Eric Topol

Chief Academic Officer, Scripps Health

Francis Collins

Francis Collins

Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Vicki L. Ellingrod

Vicki L. Ellingrod

Ass. Dir., Michigan Inst. for Clinical & Health Research

Goncalo Abecasis

Goncalo Abecasis

Chair, Department of Biostatistics, UM

Jeffrey Leiden

Jeffrey Leiden

Chairman, President and CEO, Vertex

Matthias Kretzler

Matthias Kretzler

Professor, Nephrology & Internal Medicine, UM

Arul Chinnaiyan

Arul Chinnaiyan

Professor of Pathology, Medical Institute, UM

David Ginsburg

David Ginsburg

Prof., Human Genetics; Investigator, UM

Steve Nelson

Steve Nelson

Chief Executive Officer, UnitedHealthcare

Gil Omenn

Gil Omenn

Dir., Comput. Med. & Bioinformatics Center, UM

Eric Lefkofsky

Eric Lefkofsky

Founder and CEO, Tempus

Steven Leeder

Steven Leeder

Dir., Clin. Pharmacology Children’s Mercy Hospital,(CMH)

Ariella Shikanov

Ariella Shikanov

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering, UM

Lawrence Corey

Lawrence Corey

Presi. & Dir. Emeritus, Fred Hutch Cancer Research Cent.

Amir Dan Rubin

Amir Dan Rubin

President and CEO, One Medical

Isaac (Zac) Kohane

Isaac (Zac) Kohane

Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard University

Sachin Kheterpal

Sachin Kheterpal

Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, UM

Event Highlights

When
June 6, 2018 8:00am to June 7, 2018 5:00pm
Where
Ross School of Business
701 Tappan Ave
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Cost
$550 by February 28th, 2018

Registration: PMWC Conferences

Michigan June 6-7, 2018

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