Texas-based Rules-Based Medicine (RBM), a provider of multiplexed protein biomarker services will be a collaborator on the Institut Pasteur research project Milieu Interieur (the environment within), funded through a LabEx grant from the French government. The project will rely on RBM's TruCulture, an innovative in vitro model that preserves physiological cellular interactions, to more accurately describe the complexities of the human immune system.
A federation of renowned researchers and clinicians from Institut Pasteur, the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM) and the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS),will integrate cutting-edge technology from a number of scientific disciplines including immunology, genomics, molecular biology and bioinformatics to establish the parameters that characterize the immune system of healthy individuals. Insightful analysis of this research will forge a direct path toward personalized medicine, tailoring the right therapeutic strategy for the right person at the right time.
RBM's TruCulture system will be utilized for blood collection and culture and it is expected that at least 40,000 TruCulture tubes will be required to characterize the immune responses of the 1,000 participants. TruCulture is designed to capture immune cell activity while avoiding many of the variables often associated with sample collection and manipulation.