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Series C | Alive

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$4.61M | 9 mos ago

About Genecast

Genecast develops cancer diagnostic products. It offers a cancer screening kit that helps to diagnose and monitor cancer through liquid biopsy using its Allele-Discriminating Priming System (ADPS) technology. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

Headquarters Location

66 Chungmin-ro, Songpa-gu Room 10007, 10009, Garden Five Techno Hall

Seoul, 05838,

South Korea



Genecast's Product Videos

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Genecast's Products & Differentiators

    ADPS™ EGFR Mutation Test Kit v1

    The ADPS™ EGFR Mutation Test kit v1 is a real–time PCR assay for qualitative detection of 44 somatic mutations in exons 18-21 of the EGFR gene. CE-IVD approved.


Latest Genecast News

Genecast to Evaluate Liquid Biopsy EGFR Mutation Test in Early-Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Jun 14, 2021

Save for later NEW YORK – Genecast said on Monday that it will launch a clinical trial to assess whether its qPCR-based liquid biopsy test can detect EGFR mutations in early-stage non-small cell lung cancer, or NSCLC, patients. The Seoul, South Korea-based diagnostics firm developed its liquid biopsy assay using allele-discriminating priming system, or ADPS, technology, which it says allows for simpler and faster diagnostics than other liquid biopsy technologies due to its high detection sensitivity. In a clinical trial conducted at the Samsung Medical Center, the firm will now evaluate how well the test reflects the results of tumor-based EGFR mutation testing for patients with stage 1B to 3A NSCLC. Should the trial validate the ADPS liquid biopsy's ability to pick up somatic EGFR mutations in this early-stage NSCLC population, Genecast hopes it will become a useful tool to guide anti-EGFR treatment decisions. Specifically, detecting EGFR mutations at the onset for early-stage NSCLC could identify patients eligible for adjuvant or neoadjuvant EGFR inhibitors such as osimertinib (AstraZeneca's Tagrisso), which has recently received regulatory approval in multiple countries — including the US and China — for early-stage NSCLC following surgical resection. AstraZeneca is also evaluating neoadjuvant osimertinib — that is, administering the therapy prior to surgical resection — in a Phase III clinical trial for EGFR-mutated early-stage NSCLC. Neoadjuvant treatment with an EGFR TKI necessitates EGFR mutation detection prior to surgery, which, for early-stage patients without distant metastases, is much more feasible via blood-based diagnostics than tissue biopsy. "With the recent FDA approval of osimertinib as an adjuvant therapy for early-stage NSCLC, the early diagnosis of this cancer using liquid biopsies is receiving attention again," Byungchul Lee, Genecast's chief technical officer, said in a statement. "If liquid biopsies can diagnose not only metastatic lung cancer, but also operable early-stage lung cancer, then they are likely to improve the survival rates of NSCLC patients."

Genecast Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Genecast founded?

    Genecast was founded in 2016.

  • Where is Genecast's headquarters?

    Genecast's headquarters is located at 66 Chungmin-ro, Songpa-gu, Seoul.

  • What is Genecast's latest funding round?

    Genecast's latest funding round is Series C.

  • How much did Genecast raise?

    Genecast raised a total of $21.5M.

  • Who are the investors of Genecast?

    Investors of Genecast include Access Biotechnology, Partners Investment, CJ Investment, P&P Investment, DK&D and 12 more.

  • Who are Genecast's competitors?

    Competitors of Genecast include Guardant Health and 4 more.

  • What products does Genecast offer?

    Genecast's products include ADPS™ EGFR Mutation Test Kit v1 and 4 more.

  • Who are Genecast's customers?

    Customers of Genecast include C&J Med and GENVIA.


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