Leroy Hood’s Institute for Systems Biology Joining Forces with Providence Health & Services in a Partnership Aimed at Advancing Scientific Wellness
Hood predicts US healthcare spending will drop in the coming years as genome sequencing becomes routine for hospital patients and big data leads to advancements in disease prevention
Systems biology is a field of scientific research that has the potential to provide plenty of new biomarkers that could be used by clinical laboratories to detect disease earlier and with more accuracy and to guide physicians on how to treat disease. Now comes news of a unique collaboration designed to use knowledge of systems biology in ways that can advance clinical care.
The Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) recently teamed up with Providence Health & Services (Providence) to advance the mission of ISB’s President and co-founder Leroy Hood, MD, PhD, to transform healthcare through “Scientific Wellness.”
Pathologists and clinical laboratory managers will want to note this new partnership. That’s because ISB’s end-goal is the pre-symptomatic diagnosis of disease using multiplex assays to pinpoint protein biomarkers that signal the presence of disease. (more…)