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Cancer sometimes happens so fast, it often leaves people feeling helpless in their search for solutions. That’s why at StrandSmart - instead of chasing cancer, we aim to get ahead of it, stopping it in its tracks before it makes its next move. The Company is currently pre-revenue and in the development stage.
This is now possible with technologies such as single-cell sequencing, which allows us to read the signals expressed by millions of cells at once from a given blood sample.
As a next-generation cell-based liquid biopsy company, we focus on profiling live tumor cells to guide therapy selection, patient monitoring, and therapeutic discovery & development. This is all to better help cancer patients on their road to recovery.
The Problem & Our solution
90% of cancer deaths are due to treatment failure, as cancer is a moving target that changes and evolves (source).
Liquid biopsy tests on the market today can only identify known cancer mutations - which is only about 10% of all cancers (source).
StrandSmart alerts physicians of these mutations so they can respond with alternative interventions - that we believe can lead to better outcomes. StrandSmart can extract the same mutation data as other, and in addition augment the information by adding transcriptomic, and proteomic data. The 360 degree view of cancer will predict whether a patient will respond to a drug for a much broader patient population (source). By keeping cells alive after extracting them from a blood sample, we equip oncologists and drug developers with the information needed to get the best possible outcomes for patients.
In addition, by keeping cells alive after extracting them from a blood sample, we equip oncologists and drug developers with the information needed to get the best possible outcomes for patients.
We generate revenue by selling lab tests to biotech and pharmaceutical companies that are developing cancer therapies (Research Market) and oncologists who are treating cancer patients (Cancer diagnostics).
THE MARKET & OUR TRACTION
That’s because, in the US alone, there are …
Sources: Cancer.org, Cancer.org, Cancer.org , Cancer.org, Verzenio, Komen, Zero Cancer
We are initially targeting the post-diagnosis oncology market. Our first tests are for metastatic lung, breast, and prostate cancer patients.
So far, these markets have had to rely on a limited amount of information from the sequencing of DNA for mutations only (source). With that, we believe the timing for StrandSmart is critical. Not only have we overcome the limitations of predecessor technologies for capturing Circulating-Tumor-Cells (CTCs), but the advent of single-cell sequencing technologies enables us to fully exploit them and unload the cargo of information they carry to improve outcomes.
Here’s a look at our progress to date:
We think cancer should be managed as a chronic disease that doesn’t interfere with the quality of life or life expectancy. With that, we want to make personalized cancer treatment accessible to everyone, and at the same time, accelerate the ability of the drug development community to develop new treatments to address all cancer diseases.
Over the next few years, we aim to…
The advent of genomics and sequencing technology over the last 10 years has already changed how we view and treat cancer with an understanding of DNA and cancer mutations.
StrandSmart sees itself as the driver of the next wave of this progress - all by putting comprehensive data of an individual patient’s cancer in the hands of the oncologists and drug developers battling the disease on the front lines. Invest in our mission today!
StrandSmart is developing a next-generation liquid biopsy (blood) test to enable precision medicine, or the ability to identify the biological driver of a tumor, allowing us to better match the right drug to the individual patient. We are pre-revenue, and are in development, working with academics and pharma to further validate our technology so that we can launch our blood tests to oncologists, giving them the tools to help improve and extend patients’ lives.
College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He followed up with matriculation at the University of
California in Los Angeles (UCLA), School of Medicine, and after a year in cardiovascular
research funded by an American Heart Association medical student research fellowship,
returned to clinical training in internal medicine at UCLA. His fellowship training in clinical
Pulmonary and Critical Care medicine was completed at the University of California in San
Francisco’s (UCSF) campuses and research at the UCSF Cardiovascular Research Institute.
Dr. Yung’s first academic appointment was at the University of Southern California where as an
assistant professor of pulmonary & critical care medicine, he was engaged in a broad range of
clinical activities; attending on the consult service, Surgical and Neuro intensive care units,
outpatient subspecialty clinic in Cystic Fibrosis and obstructive lung diseases. His own interest
in lung cancer, advanced diagnostic and interventional bronchoscopy led him to focus on
thoracic oncology. He was recruited to Johns Hopkins University where he served as the
Director of Pulmonary Oncology on the pulmonary service and for some years as the Director of
Bronchoscopy as well.
Nationally and internationally he has been recognized as an expert in the field of
advanced bronchoscopy and thoracic oncology, and have served in leadership positions with
the American College of Chest Physicians, Asia Pacific Society of Respirology, executive
boards of the American Association of Bronchoscopy and International pulmonology, the World
Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology amongst other national and
international subspecialty medical societies. He has conducted sponsored basic pre-clinical
and clinical research, and have served on various advisory boards of established medical
industry leaders in his field of specialty, such as Olympus, Fujinon, Karl Storz, Boston Scientific,
Philips Imaging, General Electric Imaging. He has also been on the early advisory boards of
medical technology start-ups that have successfully exited, such as PneumRx (British
Technology Group), Asthmatx (Boston Scientific). He was recruited to be the Chief Scientific
Office and subsequently the Chief Medical Officer of Prolung / IONIQ Sciences Inc., working on
biomarkers and Clinical Decision Support in lung cancer early detection. Most recently he has
been appointed the chief medical advisor to Strandsmart Inc, a leader in the field of cancer
liquid biopsies, with novel pathfinder technology to combine high yield Circulating Tumor Cell
(CTC) capture with downstream harvesting for tumor cell expression profiling in advancing non-
invasive cancer diagnosis and directing personalized therapy.
Dr. Yung remains committed to patient care and continues to see and care for patients in
the ambulatory and in-patient clinical settings. From his personal international background of
having been born and raised in East Asia, extensive collaboration with physician scientists
across North America, Europe and East Asia, he has a deep appreciation of the value of
engaging in multidisciplinary and public-private partnerships to advance the medical sciences
and effective delivery of efficacious therapies to the bedside.
After 14 years with DuPont and Johnson & Johnson, he was named as Vice President, Reagent Development for Immunicon Corporation and Veridex LLC; where he led the development and commercialization of the CellSearch System. He continued as Scientific Director and Site Directorfor Janssen Diagnostics and became the Chief Industrial Operation and Research andDevelopment Officer, US for Menarini Silicon Biosystems. Over the last 32 years, Dr. Connelly has led the development and commercialization of numerous IVD and RUO products and services in the fields of Clinical Chemistry, Retrovirology, Flow Cytometry, Blood Banking, Autoimmunity, Cancer Diagnostics, and Pharmaceutical Drug Development. Dr. Connelly received his B.S. in Biology from Syracuse University, his Ph.D. in Immunochemistry from the University of Rochester, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Molecular Parasitology at Michigan State University.
A former NASA engineer, Wes became a lawyer and after more than 20 years in private law practice joined the General Counsel's office at Johns Hopkins University where he practiced intellectual property and complex business law. In 2006, Wes was appointed Executive Director of Johns Hopkins Technology Transfer, transforming the office into one of the strongest in the US. He is Senator of the Industrial and Professional Advisory Council of the Penn State Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, and in 2013 received the Penn State Outstanding Engineering Alumni Award the highest honor bestowed by the College of Engineering.
Anula Jayasuriya MD MBA PhD
Anula founded EXXclaim Capital, an early-stage venture fund focused on catalyzing innovation, entrepreneurship and investment in Women’s Health, and co-founded EILSF, the first Indian fund focusing health care. She sits on several private biotech boards and on the boards of two public companies.
Previously, Anula was an investor at Skyline Ventures and TVM, VP Business Development at Genomics Collaborative Inc., and Vice President, Global Drug Development at Hoffman-La Roche.
Anula received her BA from Harvard summa cum laude, and an MD and PhD from Harvard Medical School. She interned in Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital and earned an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School.
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