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RPRD Diagnostics Receives SBIR Grant Award to Develop Ethnicity-Inclusive Pharmacogenetics Test for CYP2D6 Genetic Variation

MILWAUKEE, July 28, 2021 – RPRD (Right Patient Right Drug) Diagnostics, a leading pharmacogenomics (PGx) test developer and services provider, today announced a Phase 1 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant (No. R43FD007247) awarded by the FDA to develop a clinical test to accurately identify the genetic variation associated with Cytochrome P450 2D6. This gene, also known as CYP2D6, is recognized as part of a family of genes affecting up to 25% of all drug interactions, including those associated with cancer, pain management, and several antidepressant and antianxiety medicines.

RPRD Diagnostics and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Work Toward Racially Diverse Pharmacogenomics Testing to Meet Goal of Precision Medicine

RPRD (Right Patient Right Drug) Diagnostics, a privately-held, Wisconsin-based precision medicine company, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital today announced their recent publication, “Challenges in clinical implementation of CYP2D6 genotyping: choice of variants to test affects phenotype determination,” in Genetics in Medicine, the official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Enables Preemptive Pharmacogenomic Screening Research with New PharmacoScan Solution

To meet the growing demand for preemptive pharmacogenomic risk factor screening that may one day aid drug prescription practices, Thermo Fisher Scientific today introduced PharmacoScan Solution, a new microarray-based research tool that contains pharmacogenomic content with relevant markers involved in absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion (ADME) pathways of commonly prescribed medicines.

RPRD Diagnostics Launches to Bring Comprehensive Pharmacogenetics Testing to Routine Clinical Practice

RPRD (Right Person Right Drug) Diagnostics today announced its founding as a spin-off from the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). As a precision medicine company, RPRD Diagnostics is focused on providing comprehensive pharmacogenetics testing services, which analyze patients’ genomes for variations that are known to impact drug safety and efficacy, in a CLIA-certified lab.