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biomarkers

[′bī·ō‚mär·kərz]
(geology)
Complex organic compounds found in oil, bitumen, rocks, and sediments that are linked with and distinctive of a particular source (such as algae, bacteria, or vascular plants); they are useful dating indicators in stratigraphy and molecular paleontology. Also known as chemical fossils; molecular fossils.
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the cancer biomarkers market on the basis of cancer type is classified into breast, lung, colorectal, prostate, melanoma, leukemia, thyroid, bladder, non-hodgkin's lymphoma, kidney, and other cancers, such as cervical, multiple myeloma, and CNS, gastric, liver, pancreatic, oral cavity and pharynx, stomach, and ovarian cancers.
A large number of companies with varying technical backgrounds are involved in biomarkers and 294 of these are profiled in part 2 of the report with classification into various categories.These also include major pharmaceutical companies.
Over the past several years, there have been a number of serum and urine biomarkers studied in an effort to find the one marker (or panel of markers) that will detect acute kidney injury in its early stages with high sensitivity and specificity.
Chapter 5, biomarkers in health care, starts a pattern of organization characterized by paragraphs detailing individual biomarkers by disease states and organ system.
An ideal biomarker should be able to change the management of a patient
"There is a need for further studies using serum samples from new cohorts, a wider range of disease control subjects, as well as longitudinal studies to establish the usefulness of the four novel biomarkers identified," they wrote.
"Using a proteomics approach, we have identified a panel of four blood-based biomarkers that, when used in combination, can discriminate between healthy controls, asthmatics and individuals with COPD, and has the potential to be a valuable tool in the clinical diagnosis of respiratory disease," said Peter G.
Thermo Fisher, through its Biomarker Research Initiatives in Mass Spectrometry will offer its expertise in mass spectrometry-based assays, workflow development, and technology integration.
Decision Biomarkers is a privately-held life science tools company that has developed the next-generation technology for protein biomarker analysis.
The Biomarkers Consortium, Bethesda, Md., has launched a Web site to encourage researchers to submit biomarker project concepts.