Probing Exosomes Using a Novel Affinity-Based Proteomic Technology

Interest in exosomes has seen resurgence in the past several years. After their initial discovery more than 30 years ago, they were seen as mere molecular dumpsters. But recent evidence has shown that these tiny vesicles can act as messengers, transporting their payloads of proteins, lipids, and genetic material to distant tissues where they can alter cellular function. Moreover, their ability to serve as a minimally invasive diagnostic tool could prove to be invaluable for the identification and treatment of cancer.

In this webinar, Aled Clayton, Ph.D., principal investigator within the tumor immunology group at the Institute of Cancer and Genetics for Cardiff University School of Medicine, will describe his novel approach to examining the intricate composition of exosomes and how his technique may be applied to clinical diagnostics.

Stephen Williams, M.D., Ph.D., chief medical officer for SomaLogic, will address the nature of the SOMAscan technology and how it has been successfully applied by numerous research groups to answer disease-specific proteomic questions in a high-throughput manner.

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