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Unlocking the Importance of Urine Biomarkers

From Discovery to Diagnosis

45 minutes + live Q&A

Key Questions We Will Answer

  1. Urine as a sample source for biomarker discovery and disease monitoring
  2. The types of cell-free nucleic acids that can be found in urine
  3. The effects that different storage conditions have on urine content
  4. Which purification technology should be used to get reliable outcomes
  5. How urinary cell-free nucleic acid can be used for disease monitoring
  6. Guidelines for the quantification of urinary cell-free nucleic acids


The search for minimally invasive methods for the early detection of diseases is on the rise. In particular, the search for biomarkers among different diseases is showing promise as they have been successfully used within clinical settings for the early detection and monitoring of some cancers. While blood and tissue biopsy samples are commonly used within cancer research for biomarker discovery, urine is gaining considerable interest as an alternative sample type for that purpose. Circulating nucleic acids from both normal and cancer cells have been found in urine, which makes it an excellent sample source for the discovery of cancer-specific biomarkers. Recent evidence has exhibited a plethora of information that can be obtained from urine for the early detection of different cancer types, regardless of their location. Because of the nature and the origin of circulating nucleic acid, different cell-free DNA and cell-free RNA signatures have been identified in urine. Such differences are highly attributed to different factors, including the means of sample collection and the purification method used. In this webinar, we will be discussing what must be taken into consideration to unlock the importance of urine as a source for biomarker discovery.

About the Speakers

Iva has a scientific and professional background in quality assurance and biological sciences. She has developed a portfolio of skill sets that has enabled her to analyze and address challenges within the laboratory through a critical lens. Having the ability to create new strategies and implement them in a manner that resonates with all researchers, she is a key driver to Norgen’s unique and enthusiastic culture. Her experience has provided her with the opportunity to be Norgen’s Product Specialist with a focus on urine liquid biopsy samples.