Research

We focus on identifying and developing advanced diagnostic molecular tests that enable veterinarians to improve canine and feline pet care. 

We are looking for new veterinary medicine applications for our technology and seek to establish collaborative research partnerships with veterinary researchers interested in developing molecular diagnostic or prognostic tests.

 

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Specimen Types

A research study requires that a collaborative research partner provide us with one of the following types of specimens:

           arrow-small-green FFPE tissue
           arrow-small-green Relevant biofluid
           arrow-small-green Cytologic material
           arrow-small-green Other biological specimen

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 Study Types

Collaborative research partners provide us with the specimens and clinical information necessary to develop tests that help veterinarians:

           arrow-small-green Diagnose disease
           arrow-small-green Differentiate between diseases
           arrow-small-green Determine disease stage or grade
           arrow-small-green Predict disease response to treatment
           arrow-small-green Predict disease progression

An initial discussion with a prospective collaborative research partner generally focuses on our technology and capabilities as well as the research interests of the respective parties. This can be accomplished via conference call or webinar. 

Once a research study has been agreed to by both parties, the development project generally proceeds as follows:

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Pilot Study

The first phase requires about 25 specimens per phenotype to determine if our technology platform can detect differences between relevant phenotypes. If the pilot study results suggest that differences between relevant phenotypes can be detected accurately, the results will be used to develop a classification algorithm. 

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Validation Study

Following the pilot study, the accuracy of the classification algorithm will be evaluated in an independent cohort of specimens. As a guide, this phase typically requires at least 25  additional specimens per phenotype.

Our collaborative research partners contribute to the development process by:

arrow-small-green Identifying the study focus

arrow-small-green Designing the research study

arrow-small-green Providing specimens and clinical input

arrow-small-green Presenting our scientific findings

arrow-small-green Leading publication efforts

If you have an idea for a research study that you would like to discuss with us, please email research@newrivervdl.com.

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