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Incorporated in 2010, Mir Lifescience is a Bangalore-based biotech start-up incubated at IBAB (Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology), involved in researching the multiple personalities of cancer cells, and developing diagnostic products for customizing or personalizing treatments that works best in individuals.
Personalized Cancer Treatment
Mir operates in the field of applying principles of personalized medicine to cancer.
More specifically, it is developing novel diagnostic tests for predicting which chemotherapy drug(s) is likely to work in a particular patient prior to its administration, rather than the present trial-and-error method.
Cancer diagnosed in early stages often require only surgery because the chances of it spreading is very minimal. But almost always such patients tend to receive unnecessary chemo or radiation therapy.