Speaker Profile

M.D., Ph.D., CEO, Twinstrand Biosciences

Dr. Jesse Salk is a medical oncologist and a Co-Founder of TwinStrand Biosciences. His research interests lie in studying somatic evolution and the genomic processes that occur on the continuum between “normal”, preneoplastic and cancer, and applying this to knowledge to clinical medicine. He developed the ultra-high accuracy Duplex Sequencing technology with colleagues at the University of Washington, where he completed his medical and graduate degrees as well as clinical training. Since 2017, Dr. Salk has led TwinStrand, applying Duplex Sequencing to new areas of high sensitivity early and residual cancer detection, evolution of drug resistance and genetic toxicology, among other fields. He holds a clinical faculty appointment at the University of Washington and continues to care for cancer patients part time at the VA Puget Sound in Seattle.

Clinical Dx showcase:
Twinstrand Biosciences

TwinStrand develops ultrasensitive Duplex Sequencing-based assays for research and clinical applications in cancer, cancer therapeutics and other areas of basic science and clinical medicine.

Duplex Sequencing for Gene Editing and Cell Therapy Applications
Duplex Sequencing enables an unprecedented level of NGS accuracy, with error rates below one-in-ten-million. The technology is ideally suited to detection of exceptionally low frequency DNA variants. Here we present Duplex Sequencing for cutting-edge gene editing and cellular therapy applications.

 Session Abstract – PMWC 2022 Silicon Valley

The PMWC 2022 Data Applications in Clinical Diagnostics Showcase will provide a 15-minute time slot for selected organizations, including commercial companies, clinical testing labs, and medical research institutions, to present their latest advancements, insights, applications, and technologies to an audience of clinicians, leading investigators, academic institutions, pharma and biotech, investors, and potential clients. We will learn about new technologies and findings that promise expedited, cost-effective, and accurate clinical diagnosis for early disease detection, treatment decisions, and disease prevention.

- Clinical Dx/Oncology (including Liquid Biopsy)
- Clinical Dx/Cardio Vascular
- Clinical Dx/Nerodegenerative