Speaker Profile

Head of BD, Strand Life Sciences

Radhakrishna Bettadapura, or RK, heads business development at Strand Life Sciences. RK"s background is in life sciences and engineering, and his expertise spans computational biology, bioinformatics, and business operations.

Genomic Profiling Showcase:
Strand Life Sciences

Strand Life Sciences is a precision medicine company based in Bangalore, India.

A Saliva-based Liquid Biopsy NGS Test For The Early Detection Of Oral Cancer
At Strand, we've developed a framework to address biological questions in the clinic. The framework, consisting of clinical recruitment, laboratory measurements, and data analysis, is being applied to a variety of data and biology-heavy problems by translational groups in pharma and academia. In this context, we present a ctDNA assay for the early detection of oral cancer from saliva. This is joint work with the University of Chicago.

 Session Abstract – PMWC 2020 Silicon Valley

The PMWC 2020 Genomic Profiling Showcase will provide a 15 min speaking opportunity for selected companies working with the latest technologies in nucleic acid sequencing such as NGS, providing instrumentation for genomic sequencing, and offering direct to consumer services. These companies will share their innovative products and services to an audience of leading investors, potential clients and partners. The Genomic Profiling Showcase will exhibit the latest innovations in methods and instruments used for DNA/ RNA sequencing to ascertain the genomic and transcriptional profile of a person in order to understand why some people get certain diseases while others do not, or why people react in different ways to the same drug. This information is also being used to develop new ways to diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases, such as cancer.