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Theranostics-Genetics Testing for Clinical Diagnostics for Personalized Medicine

Posted Sep 12 2008 6:29pm

Theranostics is the term used to describe the proposed process of diagnostic therapy for individual patients - to test them for possible reaction to taking a new medication and to tailor a treatment for them based on the test results or in plain english Personalized Medicine.

Personalized medicine is the use of detailed information about a patient’s genotype or level of gene expression and a patient’s clinical data in order to select a medication, therapy or preventative measure that is particularly suited to that patient at the time of administration

The test results are used to tailor treatment, usually with a drug that targets a particular gene or protein.

Seen the movie Gattaca it shows glipses of the what to come.

This method is looked as the possible end result of new advances made in Pharmacogenomics, Drug Discovery using Genetics, Molecular Biology and Microarray chips technology

The technology is set to grow by leaps as new companies are introducing new microarray chip which are getting cheaper day by day

Already there are microarraychips approved by FDA for clinical diagnostics

Filed under: Clinical microarrays, DNA microarray, Pharmacogenomics, Theranostics, bioinformatics, bioinformatics blog, clinical diagnostics, clinical microarray, drug discoverry, epigenetics, gene expression, genetics, genotyping, microaray blog, microarray, microarray for clinical diagnostics, personalized medicine, science blog

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