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

CRB Bio II and ADE Capital Sodical Commits €3M Seed Investment Round

Published: Monday, July 08, 2013
Last Updated: Monday, July 08, 2013
Bookmark and Share
Raman Health Technologies develops a new non invasive diagnostic technology platform for multiple diseases based on Raman laser spectroscopy.

CRB Bio II and ADE Capital Sodical have committed a €3M seed investment round in Raman Health Technologies, a new start up company developing a new non invasive diagnostic technology platform based on Raman laser and Infrared spectroscopy. Its first indication will be for the early diagnosis of Alzheimer disease in a blood sample.

Raman Health, based at the Boecillo Technology Park, is a spin-off of the University of Valladolid Fernando Rull, Professor of Crystallography and Mineralogy of the University of Valladolid is one of the key persons in this project.

This financing round will allow the company to achieve its strategic objectives, namely the establishment of a new expanded lab facility to foster the development of the methodology for the detection of spectroscopic biomarkers and the development of a robust diagnostic platform.

Laser to detect Alzheimer
The platform being developed by Raman Health Technologies will be used for the diagnosis of different diseases in a blood sample.

In the case of Alzheimer disease, it avoids the need of invasive techniques, like the lumbar punction to obtain cerebrospinal fluid and will provide a significant improvement in costs and logistics compared to Imaging Technologies (NMR or PET).

Additionally, based on its capability to identify different biological substances, the spectroscopy of Raman Health Technologies can provide simultaneously information of several biomarkers with just one spectroscopic reading.

When compared to other diagnostic technologies, Raman-Laser based spectroscopy is faster, less invasive and cheaper. Additionally no reagents are needed. Raman Health Technologies can change the diagnosis of complex diseases like Alzheimer.

CRB Bio II third investment
This transaction is the third investment made by CRB Bio II, one of the largest specialized Life Science Funds in Spain, after those made in Oncovision and Amadix, for a total aggregated investment in excess of €3,5M.

“This last investment underscores our commitment to invest in disruptive technologies at early stage of development in life sciences. In the case of Raman Health Technologies, this is a very cost-effective technology, with a terrific potential and multiple application areas.” says Pablo Cabello, CSO of CRB Inverbío.


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.


Scientific News
Criminal Justice Alcohol Program Linked to Decreased Mortality
Institute has announced that in the criminal justice alcohol program deaths dropped by 4.2 percent over six years.
Charting Kidney Cancer Metabolism
Changes in cell metabolism are increasingly recognized as an important way tumors develop and progress, yet these changes are hard to measure and interpret. A new tool designed by MSK scientists allows users to identify metabolic changes in kidney cancer tumors that may one day be targets for therapy.
Individuals' Medical Histories Predicted by their Noncoding Genomes
Researchers have found that analyzing mutations in regions of the genome that control genes can predict medical conditions such as hypertension, narcolepsy and heart problems.
'Molecular Movie' Opens Door to New Cancer Treatments
An international team of scientists led by the University of Liverpool has produced a 'structural movie' revealing the step-by-step creation of an important naturally occurring chemical in the body that plays a role in some cancers.
Advancing Synthetic Biology
Living systems rely on a dizzying variety of chemical reactions essential to development and survival. Most of these involve a specialized class of protein molecules — the enzymes.
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.
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!