PanSeer Assay

By developing a classifier then analyzing 12,000 methylation haplotypes across 1200 clinical samples collected over 10 years, PanSeer has demonstrated very high sensitivity at over 90% in four of five tumor tissue types, including colorectal, esophageal, lung and liver cancers.

In addition the specificity is over 95%, performed on a blinded test set.

With same-day sample-to-sequencer workflow, an automation-friendly workflow, and efficient yet sophisticated bioinformatics, the PanSeer assay has the power to detect cancer up to a full four years before conventional diagnosis.

You can access a PanSeer Technical Note here (PDF).

  • Data Driven - The classifier was derived from analysis of over a thousand clinical samples from the Taizhou Longitudinal Study

  • Very high Sensitivity and Specificity – PanSeer does not have the high false-positives nor false-negatives that plague other assays

  • A new type of analyte – Methylation haplotype analysis from cell-free DNA may open up new diagnostic opportunities outside of cancer

PanSeer ROC curve

The Receiver Operator Characteristic curve relates sensitivity to specificity, and a computed area under curve (AUC) value in the figure above shows values well above 0.9

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ColonES Assay

Current approved test technology for colorectal cancer (CRC) suffers from either low compliance (with the 'gold standard' colonscopy) or low accuracy (sensitivity and specificity of stool- or blood-based tests). Low sensitivity results in frequent false-positives, where the errant test result drives many unnecessary colonoscopies, and low specificity results in missed cancers that could have been detected much earlier.

Using 20,000 methylation haplotypes to generate a ColonES classifier across over 1200 clinical samples, the ColonES assay has very high sensitivity at over 97% in Stage I CRC, with a specificity of 99%.

Advanced adenoma are precancerous lesions, of which it is estimated that 85%-90% if not removed will progress into CRC. The specificity for advanced adenoma samples with the ColonES assay is 91%.

Covariate analysis shows high sensitivity regardless of tumor size, tumor location, or gender.


ColonES Sensitivity Stg II-IV


ColonES Sensitivity Stg I


ColonES Sensitivity Pre-Stg I


Specificity (healthy individuals)

ColonES Covariate Analysis

Discover The Future

At the leading edge of biology and assay technology, Singlera Genomics uses a new biomarker type called ctmDNA (circulating tumor methylated DNA) to peer into the future.

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