NORCROSS, GA--(Marketwire - August 20, 2012) -
RayBiotech, Inc. announced today that several antibody-based biomarker screening assays developed by the company were utilized to identify a critical pathway involved in chemotherapeutic resistance acquired by melanoma cancer cells. Specifically, the RayBio® G-Series 4000 and the RayBio® L-Series 507 cytokine antibody arrays allowed the characterization of a specific pathway associated with the cancer cells' ability to develop resistance to chemotherapeutic agents. Utilizing RayBiotech's antibody arrays, the authors discerned that the microenvironment of a melanoma tumor plays a crucial role in modulating resistance to certain cancer drugs. In addition, the arrays helped to identify individual factors acting upon cancer cells that are both necessary and sufficient to drive chemoresistance. These studies revealed unique biochemical and molecular targets for possible therapeutic intervention for the treatment and management of melanoma. The seminal research was published in Nature (Nature.
2012 Jul 26; 487:500-4).
Commenting on the research, RayBiotech's President and Chief Operating Officer Rani Huang stated, "The findings of this research have comprehensively outlined a novel mechanism behind the acquisition of chemoresistance by one of the deadliest forms of cancer. We are pleased that RayBiotech's antibody arrays played important roles in chemoresistance pathway characterization. This is a perfect example of how our high-content screening tools can facilitate potential drug target identification."
About RayBiotech, Inc.
RayBiotech (www.raybiotech.com) pioneered the development of antibody and protein array technologies and provides reliable high-throughput platforms for identifying disease mechanisms, screening and validation of novel biomarkers and identification of new drug targets. In 2001, RayBiotech introduced the first commercially available cytokine antibody array. Since then, RayBiotech array products have been featured in hundreds of publications, including some in top-tier journals: Nature, Nature Medicine, Cell, Lancet, PNAS (USA), and many others. Offering more antibody array choices than any of its competitors, RayBiotech has established a leading reputation for high quality and innovative developments in the research community. RayBiotech continues to lead in the development of protein array technologies and is focused on further meeting the needs of clients in translating new knowledge of human biology to improved health. A spin-off from Emory University's School of Medicine, RayBiotech is privately owned, with headquarters in metropolitan Atlanta (Norcross, GA).