Roche “liquid biopsy” technology can enable tumor markers to be detected through a simple, non-invasive blood draw, making it an ideal complement to tissue biopsy.
Headquartered in Pleasanton, California, Roche Molecular Diagnostics (RMD) develops, manufactures and supplies a wide array of innovative medical diagnostic products, tests, platforms and technologies. With its broad portfolio of oncology, virology, microbiology and blood screening tests, RMD’s clients include researchers, physicians, patients, hospitals, laboratories and blood banks around the world. RMD employs around 1,400 people across five locations: Pleasanton, California; Branchburg, New Jersey; Los Gatos, California; Marlborough, Massachusetts; and Rotkreuz, Switzerland. The business was founded in the early 1990s following the acquisition of the revolutionary, Nobel-prize winning Polymerase Chain Reaction Technology (PCR). PCR quickly replicates a single specific fragment of DNA or RNA to quantities sufficient for accurate laboratory analysis.
From liquid biopsy to innovative technologies that enable quicker, more effective identification of multidrug-resistant organisms, Roche is committed to developing diagnostic solutions that allow clinicians to determine the best possible course of care for individual patients.
ATHENA (Addressing THE Need for Advanced HPV Diagnostics) is the largest U.S. prospective registrational clinical study of its kind, and was designed to evaluate performance of the cobas® HPV Test in different cervical cancer screening scenarios.