March 6, 2019

The Landscape Analysis report was created from the work conducted by MDIC’s Somatic Reference Sample initiative. The Landscape Analysis subgroup was charged with conducting a thorough analysis of projects related to NGS reference samples to a) avoid duplicative efforts; b) identify gaps where the desired optimum reference samples are not yet developed or available; and c) help define specific gaps and unmet needs with respect to, for example, sample type(s), genes, variants, and so forth.  The sub-group has multiple stakeholders including reference sample manufacturers, regulatory agencies, validation study leaders, and end users of reference samples who contributed to this comprehensive summary identifying other efforts for development and evaluation of NGS reference samples which may inform and complement the SRS goals. The report is intended for the use of the diagnostic testing community for a variety of applications, including (but not limited to) assay development, test validation, and quality control.

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