Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Molecular & Clinical Diagnostics
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

Debiopharm, Immunexpress and Biocartis Announce Collaboration

Published: Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Bookmark and Share
Collaboration to advance development of SeptiCyte® Triage for managing sepsis.

Debiopharm Group™ (Debiopharm), Immunexpress Group and Biocartis have announced a world-wide exclusive, royalty-bearing license for the late-stage development and commercialization of SeptiCyte® Triage - a multiplex gene expression assay for use in Emergency and Intensive Care Units (ICUs) or upon hospital admission to diagnose sepsis early, differentiate sepsis from other forms of inflammation, and determine sepsis severity.

Under the terms of the agreement, Debiopharm will fund the validation and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of SeptiCyte® Triage and Biocartis will subsequently fund the development and commercialization of the validated SeptiCyte® Triage assay on its fully integrated molecular diagnostics platform.

This platform - which includes an instrument, communication console, and single use, disposable cartridges - can detect and quantify multiple DNA- or RNA-based biomarkers in a wide variety of patient sample types with minimal user intervention in less than 90 minutes.

As part of the agreement, Debiopharm will complete an equity investment in Immunexpress of AUD 2 million.

“The synergy created by this partnership is not only important for the continued development and future availability of SeptiCyte® Triage - but it also exemplifies Immunexpress’ commitment to innovative science and partnerships that improve outcomes for clinicians and patients”, said Dr Roslyn Brandon, President and CEO, Immunexpress.

Dr Brandon continued, “With accuracy significantly better than procalcitonin, bringing SeptiCyte® Triage onto Biocartis’ revolutionary point-of-need multiplex qRT-PCR platform will enable clinicians to more quickly and accurately identify and triage patients suspected of sepsis».

Greg Parekh, Biocartis’ CEO, commented: “Biocartis is striving to bring more effective, individualized treatments within reach of patients through the availability of high quality diagnostics at the point of need. Sepsis is a major cause of death where timely accurate diagnostic information can make a significant difference in medical outcomes”.

“Debiopharm is enthusiastic to join forces with Immunexpress and Biocartis and to take an additional step in our strong commitment to personalized medicine”, said Thierry Mauvernay, Debiopharm’s delegate of the board, who added, “The collaboration opens the door to exploit synergies between the three companies by addressing this life-threatening condition from different perspectives, particularly from a health economics one. Supporting better management of sepsis may ultimately lead to a reduction in mortality, better outcomes and possibly the discovery of new therapies”.


Further Information

Join For Free

Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 2,900+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 4,200+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

Debiopharm Acquires FibroTrap Sample Processing Technology from Spinomix
FibroTrap improves sensitivity and shortens time taken from sample collection to results.
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Immunexpress Closes $6M Financing Round led by Debiopharm
Funding to advance development of the Immunexpress SeptiCyte® technology.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Debiopharm to Acquire Affinium’s Antibiotic Clinical Assets and Platform
Company acquire clinical and preclinical assets to identify and develop targeted antibiotics.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Diagnoplex S.A. Closes a Financing Round Led by Debiopharm Group™
Diagnoplex secures 1.3 million Swiss francs from financing round.
Friday, June 07, 2013
Augurix Receives the 2011 ‘Debiopharm /Valais Award’
Company receives award for its point-of-care diagnostic test for the early detection of Celiac disease.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Debiopharm Group™ Starts Phase I Clinical Trial with Debio 0932
A targeted small molecule inhibitor of heat shock protein 90 for cancer treatment.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Debiopharm Group™ and Biocartis embark on a Partnership Aiming at Enhancing Personalized Medicine
- Debiopharm Group™ , a Swiss-based global biopharmaceutical group of companies with a focus on the development of innovative prescription drugs that target unmet medical needs, and which has embarked in the field of companion diagnostics with a view to progressing in the area of personalized medicine, today announced the signature of an investment agreement with Biocartis.
Thursday, April 08, 2010
Debiopharm Group™ Grants Licence for Development, Manufacture and Commercialization of Debio 025
The product is currently in phase 2b clinical development for the treatment of hepatitis C.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Scientific News
Preparing for Potential Zika Outbreaks
Experts at the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) are developing tools to monitor the spread of the Zika virus and are conducting research to gather more solid data to better assess the risks associated with the infection.
What do Banana Peels and Human Skin Have in Common?
Human skin and banana peels have something in common: they produce the same enzyme when attacked. By studying fruit, researchers have come up with an accurate method for diagnosing the stages of this form of skin cancer.
Biomarker for Recurring HPV-Linked Oropharyngeal Cancers
A look-back analysis of HPV infection antibodies in patients treated for oropharyngeal (mouth and throat) cancers linked to HPV infection suggests at least one of the antibodies could be useful in identifying those at risk for a recurrence of the cancer, say scientists at the Johns Hopkins University.
Counting Cancer-busting Oxygen Molecules
Researchers from the Centre for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP), an Australian Research Centre of Excellence, have shown that nanoparticles used in combination with X-rays, are a viable method for killing cancer cells deep within the living body.
Genomic Signature Shared by Five Types of Cancer
National Institutes of Health researchers have identified a striking signature in tumor DNA that occurs in five different types of cancer.
Crowdfunding the Fight Against Cancer
From budding social causes to groundbreaking businesses to the next big band, crowdfunding has helped connect countless worthy projects with like-minded people willing to support their efforts, even in small ways. But could crowdfunding help fight cancer?
"Gene Fusion" Drives Childhood Brain Cancers
Study co-led by Penn scientists highlights potential targets for future cancer therapies.
Head Injury Patients Develop Brain Clumps Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease
Scientists have revealed that protein clumps associated with Alzheimer's disease are also found in the brains of people who have had a head injury.
New Way to Identify Brain Tumor Aggressiveness
Looking at a brain tumor’s epigenetic signature may help guide therapy.
OncoCyte, The Wistar Institute Enter Global Licensing Agreement
Exclusive rights to commercialize biomarker assay follows years of positive collaboration on lung cancer diagnostic test.
Skyscraper Banner

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
2,900+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
4,200+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!