Circulating free DNA (cfDNA) are degraded DNA fragments released to the blood plasma after diseased or normal cells die.
cfDNA can be used to describe various forms of DNA freely circulating the bloodstream, including circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA)
and cell-free fetal DNA (cffDNA), and therefore, has become a biomarker for cancer and fetal medicine.
In addition, it can be used for a wide range of conditions, including sepsis, aseptic inflammation, transplantation, etc.
A liquid biopsy is the sampling and analysis of non-solid biological tissue, primarily blood, often utilizing cfDNA as a biomarker. A liquid biopsy has unleashed the potential to track and monitor important diseases, such as cancer, in a non-invasive and more effective manner.
cfDNA is present in very small amounts in the blood plasma. Apostle develops a best-in-class technique, Apostle MiniMaxTM, to efficiently capture this cfDNA from a standard blood draw, as well as other innovations in the space of liquid biopsy. We aim to improve the efficiency and accuracy of liquid biopsy, and consequently, improve the survival rate of patients.
Apostle Inc is pleased to receive the Certificates of Conformance to certify that Quality Management System of Apostle Inc. 1455 Adams Dr. Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA has been assessed by ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc. and found to be in conformance with the requirements set forth by: ISO13485:2016, and ISO9001:2015. The Quality Management System is applicable to DEVELOPMENT, MANUFACTURING, LICENSING AND SALES OF CONSUMABLES AND CHEMICALS FOR NUCLEIC ACID RESEARCH.
Apostle Inc is pleased to have been awarded ISO 13485 certification for our
Nucleic Acid Extraction or
Purification Reagents of Research and Development, Production, and Sales in our manufacturing facility
located in Shenzhen, China. This certificate demonstrates our commitment to providing a high-quality and consistent
service to our clients and our ongoing investment in technology, development, processes and procedures.
ISO 13485, Medical devices – Quality management systems – Requirements for regulatory purposes, is an internationally agreed standard that sets out the requirements for a quality management system specific to the medical devices industry. It has recently been revised, with the new version published in March 2016.
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences announces an exclusive partnership with Apostle, a liquid biopsy company, on Feb 28, 2019.
For more information about this partnership:
Apostle MiniMaxTM technology is independently validated and the findings are presented at the
Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) 2019 meeting in Marco Island, FL. Apostle MiniMaxTM is efficient, clean,
scalable, automatable, versatile, and novel.
* A new Scalable and automatable method for the extration of cfDNA. Saunders LP, Hur A, Niccum B, and Patel A. Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT). Feb 28, 2019 Marco Island, FL. (Conference abstract, #419). Download.
Apostle Inc is pleased to receive the trademark registration certificates for APOSTLE and APOSTLE MINIMAX from the United States Patent and Trademark Office on Nov 21, 2018. The registration dates for both trademarks are July 24, 2018.
Apostle Inc is pleased to have been awarded ISO 9001 certification for our
R&D, Manufacturing and Sales of Nucleic Acid Extraction and
Purification Kits in our manufacturing facility located in Shenzhen, China.
This certificate demonstrates our commitment to providing a high-quality and consistent service to
our clients and our ongoing investment in technology, development, processes and procedures.
ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). Organizations use the standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements. It is the most popular standard in the ISO 9000 series and the only standard in the series to which organizations can certify.
StartX is a renowned educational non-profit that accelerates the development of Stanford's top entrepreneurs
through experiential education and collective intelligence.
The Stanford-StartX Fund (SSF), co-founded by StartX, Stanford University, and Stanford Health Care is
available only to StartX companies with a Stanford-affiliated founder.
StartX alumni and trusted expert judges review and determine which teams are accepted. The acceptance rate has been between 8%-10%. Apostle is selected into the StartX Accelerator Program (Summer 2018 session), following one initial review, four interviews and due diligence.
Apostle Inc is selected into the Top 20 Life Science Startups to Watch in 2018 by BioSpace on January 2,
The NextGen Bio Class of 2018 is "a list of 20 up-and-coming life science companies in North America
that started up no earlier than 2015, a stellar group of companies that are already making an enormous
impact on the industry now and will into the future."
Companies in the field of genomic sciences selected in the past three years include:
Apostle Inc is pleased to submit its PCT patent application to the U.S. patent and trademark office on Nov 3, 2017.
Apostle won the Second Place in the Final of North America Region, CACSC，(Create@AlibabaCloud Startup Contest). Over 300 startups from North America have competed in CACSC, and 13 entered the final.
Apostle Inc is selected into the Amazon Web Service (AWS) Activate Program.The AWS Activate Program is designed for startups in select accelerators, incubators, Seed/VC Funds, and other startup-enabling organizations. Some of the world’s hottest startups, including Airbnb, Slack, and Robinhood, have leveraged the power of AWS to quickly scale.
Apostle Inc is pleased to submit its first PCT patent application to the U.S. patent and trademark office on July 25, 2017.
Forbes China named Apostle Inc’s co-Founder and VP of Chemistry, Bo Zhang, PhD, as one of the most brilliant young entrepreneurs in its annual “30 Under 30 China” list in the category of healthcare and science.
Apostle Inc’s co-Founder and SVP of Medicine, Wenqi Zeng, MD PhD is a board-certified clinical molecular geneticist and lab director holding certificates and licenses from American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG), State of California, State of New York, and diploma from American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG), and Harvard Medical School Genetics Training Program.
Apostle partners with Beckman Coulter Life Sciences to provide access to our innovative nucleic acid isolation products to customers around the globe.
For more information about this partnership:
To place an order, or for more product information, please visit Beckman Coulter's product webpage: