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Report from the Wellcome Trust/EBA “Perspectives in Clinical Proteomics” retreat – A strategy to implement Next-Generation Proteomic Analyses to the clinic for patient benefit: Pathway to translation

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Proteomics has long been thought to hold the promise of producing results of clinical utility which will influence patient treatment and outcomes. A recent Wellcome Trust/EBI meeting and retreat - “Perspectives in Clinical Proteomics” - brought together experts from a broad range of stakeholder groups with an interest in ensuring proteomics achieves this aim. This viewpoint presents views derived from these forums, proposing a pathway for the development of next-generation proteomic analyses in the clinical setting from selection of candidates through to their validation and ultimate demonstration of utility through health technology assessments. Although not meant to be all encompassing, important elements for proteomics researchers to consider are presented.

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