Avail Bio

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Immunotherapy is revolutionizing cancer treatment. By activating a patient’s own immune system to fight off their tumor, clinicians are now saving or extending the lives of patients with advanced-stage and metastatic cancer. Yet, in spite of its major health impact, immunotherapy has also brought new growing pains. These include (a) low response rates and (b) risk of severe autoimmune side effects.

To provide a better immunotherapy roadmap for patients, clinicians, and biopharma, Avail is leveraging a new genomic technology to profile the immune system of a cancer patient. Avail's blood-based biomarker discovery platform is designed to better estimate the likelihood of clinical benefit for immunotherapy, and is based on years of research at UCSF. With support from Illumina Accelerator and institutional venture capital, Avail is collaborating with genomic scientists, industry leaders, and oncologists around the country to build better solutions for patients, practitioners, and pharma.
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