Paradigm & CORE Diagnostics announce exclusive PCDx Tumor Profiling service agreement

PCDx is a comprehensive clinical-grade NGS-based test that is designed to provide physicians and patients with a more targeted, personalized approach to cancer treatment

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New Delhi: Paradigm, a molecular information and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) corporation specializing in providing tumor analysis for patients with cancer to help find the optimal treatments, has signed a distribution agreement with CORE Diagnostics to facilitate patient access to its cancer profiling service, PCDx, in India.

Given this region’s continued investment in healthcare, Paradigm is poised to provide a growing community of oncologists and their patients the most relevant and actionable cancer care available.

“Expanding our testing services outside the US market is a key strategic initiative for Paradigm,” said David Mallery, President, Paradigm. “The relationship with CORE Diagnostics provides us with considerable external resources to rapidly expand testing and realize this goal while allowing better patient and physician access to PCDx abroad.”

PCDx is a comprehensive clinical-grade NGS-based test that is designed to provide physicians and patients with a more targeted, personalized approach to cancer treatment by identifying the underlying genomic and proteomic alterations of a tumors DNA, RNA and Protein.

The test interrogates the most relevant genomic targets at over 5,000x average depth of coverage with 72 therapeutic associations. Results are typically delivered in 4-5 business days.

Gurgaon-based CORE Diagnostics, offers a comprehensive menu of specialized, advanced diagnostic testing in India in the areas of cardiology, oncology, reproductive disorders, endocrinology and infectious diseases.

“With a focus on esoteric testing, an extensive experience in the region, and a dedicated diagnostics sales team of over 40, CORE is an ideal partner to Paradigm as it seeks to expand the reach of its PCDx tumor profiling service,” said Zoya Brar, Founder & Managing Director of CORE. “Paradigm’s offering would be a great addition to our portfolio. We are looking forward to this relationship with Paradigm and believe it will have a significant impact on improving the treatment of cancer patients in India.”

Core Diagnostics India is working with physicians from prominent medical centers in the U.S. to collaborate with their Indian colleagues. The company deploys next generation sequencing and other technologies in clinical applications and uses digital pathology for enabling concurrent global review of test results. The company also provides patients with peace of mind by delivering second opinions on all cases by at least two specialists from a global panel of pathologists.