Biomarker Discovery & Translational Research

Our solutions can support your early-stage therapy development programs with biomarker discovery, translational research, and clinical trial design

Biomarker Discovery

Leverage our comprehensive NGS testing for biomarker discovery and validation

Translational Research

Gain early research insights utilizing our ctDNA monitoring portfolio

Clinical Trial Design

Answer your research question or inform your trial design with our clinical and genomics data


Comprehensive NGS testing

Our comprehensive genomic profiling can identify a range of biomarkers from common point mutations to complex gene-expression signatures.

Our portfolio can inform your clinical trials by expanding your target patient population and accelerating your therapy development.

  • Tissue- and blood-based NGS tests
  • New research use only capabilities in tissue, including genomic signatures like HRD and complex alterations like MTAP loss
  • RNA testing for actionable fusion detection and capabilities to offer gene expression reporting of over 1,500 genes
  • Heme testing for identifying biomarkers specific to heme malignancies

New Research Capabilities

  • Innovative biomarkers, such as HRD testing using our HRDsig for your PARP inhibitor clinical trial needs
  • New research use capabilities in biomarker discovery, including whole-genome methylation sequencing from blood and gene expression profiling across 20,0000+ genes from tissue samples

ctDNA Monitoring

Circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) monitoring can advance your translational research

Foundation Medicine is your single provider for ctDNA monitoring with blood-only and tissue-informed testing options to add early insights on treatment response and accelerate your clinical programs

Gain early insights into treatment response and identify changes in ctDNA using FoundationOne®Tracker and FoundationOne®Monitor.

Download our ctDNA Monitoring Overview

  • FoundationOne®Tracker for research use, tissue-informed personalized ctDNA testing
  • FoundationOne®Monitor for research use, tissue-naïve test featuring ctDNA tumor fraction (TF) with comprehensive insights beyond ctDNA dynamics

Real-World Data Solutions

Real-World Data (RWD) can help you find answers

Utilize our data to evaluate relevant questions for your biomarker research and clinical trials including biomarker prevalence and market size, combination therapy strategy, and clinical trial inclusion/exclusion criteria

Foundation Medicine has a portfolio of data solutions to enable your biomarker discovery journey

Download our CGDB Analytical Services Overview


Real World Data

  • FoundationCore® has comprehensive genomic data from more than 800k patient tumor samples
  • Flatiron Health Foundation Medicine Clinico-Genomic Database (CGDB) is a unique data resource that contains data from more than 125,000 patients2

Web-based Data Tool

  • FoundationInsights® is a web-based visualization tool used to analyze genomic data to inform clinical trial design and understand biomarker populations

Data Analysis

  • Custom Genomic Analysis provides custom analyses tailored to your needs to understand research questions including solid/liquid concordance, PD-L1 IHC data, and co-occurrence analyses
  • CGDB Analytical Services leverages the power of the Flatiron Health-Foundation Medicine CGDB to answer decisions in therapy clinical development

We can help you with your therapy development from initial discovery through regulatory approval and commercialization

Learn more about how we can help you with:

Clinical Trial & CDx Development

Biomarker Testing Access & Commercialization

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1 Pellini B, Madison RW, Childress MA, Et al. Clinical Cancer Research. 2023.

2 Data on file, Foundation Medicine, Inc., 2023.

* Not available with all sample types.

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Important Safety Information


FoundationOne CDx

FoundationOne®CDx is a qualitative next-generation sequencing based in vitro diagnostic test for cancer patients with solid tumors and is for prescription use only. The test analyzes 324 genes as well as genomic signatures including microsatellite instability (MSI) and tumor mutational burden (TMB) and is a companion diagnostic to identify patients who may benefit from treatment with specific therapies in accordance with the approved therapeutic product labeling. Additional genomic findings may be reported and are not prescriptive or conclusive for labeled use of any specific therapeutic product. Use of the test does not guarantee a patient will be matched to a treatment. A negative result does not rule out the presence of an alteration. Some patients may require a biopsy. For the complete label, including companion diagnostic indications and important risk information, please visit