Speaker Profile

Director of Clinical Affairs and Partnerships, Claret Bioscience

Dr. Varsha Rao is the Director of Partnerships and Clinical Affairs at ClaretBio. She oversees the clinical applications of the novel next-generation sequence assays and analytical pipelines developed at ClaretBio with a main focus on evaluating the utility of cell-free DNA fragmentation patterns in cancer progression and treatment response monitoring. Before joining ClaretBio, she was a Research Scientist at Stanford University School of Medicine in Prof Michael Snyder's lab. As a part of multiple consortia such as the Integrative Personalized Omics Profiling Project, the Human Microbiome Project and the NASA Twins Study she has worked on longitudinal multiomic analyses, focusing on applying transcriptomics and liquid biopsy approaches to understand nuances of metabolic diseases, cancer, infectious disease and general health. She received her PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology from University of Maryland Baltimore County in 2012.

Degraded Samples? Don't Despair
ClaretBio's SRSLY and REALLY technologies help capture degraded DNA and RNA from challenging input types such as cfDNA and FFPE tissues to improve the quality of NGS data. These methods enhance the accuracy of molecular diagnostic approaches and enable novel fields such as cfDNA fragmentomics.

Clinical Dx Showcase:
Claret Bioscience

Claret Bioscience's mission is to improve the quality of NGS data obtained from degraded, highly fragmented, and low yield samples. Our approach aims to provide a complete picture of DNA molecules, enhancing the sensitivity of disease screenings, and ultimately improving treatment decisions.

 Session Abstract – PMWC 2024 Silicon Valley

Showcase Track S2 - January 24 9.30 A.M.-1.45 P.M.,Showcase Track S2 - January 25 9.00 A.M.-4.15 P.M.,Showcase Track S2 - January 26 9.00 A.M.-2.45 P.M.

The PMWC 2024 Data Applications in Clinical Diagnostics Showcase will provide a 15-minute time slot for selected organizations, including commercial companies, clinical testing labs, and medical research institutions, to present their latest advancements, insights, applications, and technologies to an audience of clinicians, leading investigators, academic institutions, pharma and biotech, investors, and potential clients. We will learn about new technologies and findings that promise expedited, cost-effective, and accurate clinical diagnosis for early disease detection, treatment decisions, and disease prevention.

  • Clinical Dx/Oncology (including Liquid Biopsy)
  • Clinical Dx/Cardio Vascular
  • Clinical Dx/Neurodegenerative


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