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M371 is a qPCR based molecular test to detect germ cell tumors in blood samples. Many of the routine diagnostic steps of a germ cell tumor patient can be minimized, shortened, or even replaced by the liquid biopsy test M371.
M371 is based on the detection of a tumor marker through the established method of qPCR.
Medical Staff is supported in their decision making in primary diagnosis as well as in the monitoring of germ cell tumors by M371.
Unnecessary invasive surgeries may be reduced.
The patient enjoys the highest safety and reliability for their health.
At this moment, M371 is certified for primary diagnosis and monitoring after an orchiectomy.
Further applications will be added in the future.
Biomarkers can be nucleic acids which are released by a tumor into circulation. They are detected as free circulating tumor cells, free DNA (cfDNA) or exosomes (small vehicles that transport e.g., miRNA). Those have the potential to function as biomarkers for specific tumors. Blood, blood serum, blood plasma, urine or other body fluids can be used as a sample.
Liquid biopsy is different to classical biopsy. For a classical biopsy investigation tissue samples were taken from the patient and analyzed microscopically. Contrary to this method, liquid biopsy is faster, only minimally invasive for the patient as it only relies on a body fluid sample (e.g. blood sample) and therefore handled as a potential key-technology in the modern oncology.
qPCR is a molecular diagnostic method to detect and quantify nucleic acids (DNA or RNA). Nucleic acids are usually present in only small quantities in each patient sample. To be reliably detected they must be amplified before they can be quantified.
The unique feature of qPCR is a fluorescent molecule which attaches to each new nucleic acid product that is produced during polymerase chain reaction. When an LED then excites the fluorescent molecule, it emits a signal which can be detected by the qPCR Cycler. The more nucleic acids are produced the stronger the signal gets.
This way already the smallest quantities of nucleic acid can be detected in a patient sample.
To take the sensitivity of the method even further M371 has an additional, patent-protected preamplification step before qPCR which preamplifies the specific biomarker. This modification guarantees the highest sensitivity without increasing the variability of test results.
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