Streck and Biodesix® partner to present at the 2017 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting held in Washington, D.C.

Carissa Moore, Ph.D., the R&D Scientific Manager of Immunology & Biomarkers at Streck, and Hestia Mellert, Ph.D., the Director of Molecular Development at Biodesix, will give a presentation titled, “Pre-Analytical Variable Considerations in the Development of Robust Circulating DNA and RNA ddPCR Assays” held on Tuesday, April 4, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in Spotlight Theater B, Hall A.

“I will discuss how successful detection of biomarkers is dependent on controlling pre-analytical variables, such as peripheral blood collection, processing, and shipment and storage methods,” said Dr. Moore. Streck blood collection tubes can help preserve valuable samples for liquid biopsy assay development.

Biodesix will describe their pre-analytical considerations with the GeneStrat® Genomic Test. GeneStrat is a blood-based series of ddPCR tests for DNA (EGFR, KRAS, BRAF) and multiplexed assays for RNA variants (EML4-ALK, ROS1, RET).

“This presentation will update on specimen collection kit design considerations, product development studies and post-launch test performance using the Streck DNA and RNA blood collection tubes,” said Dr. Mellert.  

Streck and Biodesix will also exhibit at the AACR Annual meeting April 2-5, 2017. The AACR Annual Meeting highlights the best cancer science and medicine from institutions all over the world. Visit Streck at booth #3508 and Biodesix at booth #2560. Find more information about the conference at


About Biodesix
Biodesix® is a molecular diagnostics company advancing the development of innovative blood tests in oncology to enable precision medicine. Biodesix discovers, develops and commercializes multivariate protein and genomic diagnostic blood tests, including the GeneStrat® and VeriStrat® tests that deliver results within 72 hours. For more information, visit

About Streck, Inc.
Established in 1971, Streck develops and manufactures products for clinical and research laboratories.  Streck’s passion for innovation, quality and service has allowed the organization to become a world leader in the development of quality control and diagnostic products that help laboratories ensure accurate and timely results for patients. Streck offers the industry’s leading automated erythrocyte sedimentation rate instrument and is a worldwide supplier of blood collection tubes that standardize methods for sample collection, stabilization and transportation. Expanding product lines include flow cytometry, body fluids and urinalysis. For more information, visit

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