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MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Precision Therapeutics Inc.(AIPT) (“Precision” or “the Company”), a company focused on applying artificial intelligence to personalized medicine and drug discovery, announced today that management will report its financial results for the fiscal third quarter of 2018 on November 14, 2018 after U.S. markets close.
Management will also hold a conference call to provide a general business update and discuss upcoming milestones. The conference call is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. A webcast of the event will be available via the ‘Investor Info’ section of the Company’s website at http://www.precisiontherapeutics.com/
To access the conference call, U.S.-based listeners should dial +1 800-239-9838 and international listeners should dial +1 323-794-2551. All listeners should provide the following passcode: 7614019.
A dial-in replay of the call will also be available to those interested until November 28, 2018. To access the replay, dial +1 (844) 512-2921 (United States) or +1 (412) 317-6671 (International) and enter replay pin number: 7614019.
PITTSBURGH and LONDON, Nov. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Helomics, a personalized healthcare company whose mission is to improve the standard of care for cancer through innovative precision oncology products and boutique CRO services, and Genomics England announced today that Helomics has become a full Discovery Forum partner. Helomics will utilize the rich de-identified genomics and clinical data set for the 100,000 Genomes Project to further develop its artificial intelligence-based precision oncology platform for ovarian cancer.
The 100,000 Genomes Project is a groundbreaking initiative, sequencing whole genomes of National Health Service patients with rare diseases and their families, as well as patients with common cancers. The aim is to transform healthcare through new diagnoses and personalized treatments. The Precision Medicine Market is set to exceed USD 96 billion by 2024; according to a research report by Global Market Insights, Inc. Helomics continues to be an innovative precision medicine company that will continue to show growth in this robust market in 2019 and beyond.
“We are excited to partner with Genomics England and gain access to the rich, de-identified, genomic and clinical data of the 100,000 Genomes Project. We intend to apply our state-of-the-art machine learning to this dataset to expand the capabilities of our precision oncology platform, which helps oncologists offer individualized treatment options for ovarian cancer patients. We anticipate this to be the first of several projects, leading ultimately to bringing the benefits of Helomics precision oncology to ovarian cancer patients within the NHS,” commented Gerald Vardzel, President and CEO of Helomics Corp.
Expanding on the scientific goals of the project, Dr. Mark Collins, VP of Innovation and Strategy at Helomics, said, “The promise of precision oncology is therapy tailored to the patient’s own cancer, yet the reality is that while we can identify alterations in the DNA of the patient’s tumor most of these mutations are not actionable with current drugs. The goal of this project is to combine genomic profiling of the patient tumor (from the Genomics England data), with the drug response of the patient’s own tumor, grown in the laboratory (Helomics unique dataset), utilizing the power of machine learning to create a “virtual” model of the tumor. We can then use this model to guide the oncologist in selecting appropriate standard of care drugs to best treat the patient, as well in partnership with pharma companies to develop the next generation of precision therapies.”
Commenting on the new Discovery Forum Partner, Joanne Hackett, Chief Commercial Officer of Genomics England, said, “We’re delighted to work with Helomics and their precision oncology products to maximize the benefits to patients. As part of the Discovery Forum, Helomics will collaborate with other companies at the forefront of genomics and technology, to ensure that we turn research findings into treatments, diagnostics and benefits for patients as soon as possible.”