Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Technology
Networks
Scientific Communities
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

LEUKOCARE Licenses Biomarker Cell-Free DNA to Trillium Diagnostics

Published: Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Last Updated: Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Bookmark and Share
Trillium to develop a commercial IVD assay kit for early diagnosis of infection/sepsis.

LEUKOCARE AG and Trillium Diagnostics, LLC have announced that both partners have formed a strategic alliance regarding the development and marketing of LEUKOCARE’s patented method for the detection of inflammatory activity using the novel biomarker circulating cell-free DNA (cf-DNA).

Trillium will use the technology to develop a commercial assay for the diagnosis of sepsis.

Neutrophil-derived DNA is the major component of cf-DNA, which has recently been recognized as an important predictive biomarker in severely ill patients with acute or chronic inflammatory disorders.

LEUKOCARE has granted to Trillium an exclusive, royalty-bearing license of its patent and know-how for the method of measuring the quantity of cf-DNA to develop a commercial IVD assay kit for the worldwide market.

Trillium intends to establish a cf-DNA test as a simple and cost effective tool for healthcare professionals to obtain clinically informative data on patients with suspected infection/sepsis.

The development process is expected to return an approved and marketable assay in about 2 years’ time.

"A prognostic assay for sepsis will represent a tremendous improvement in intensive care medicine," said Bruce Davis, M.D., CEO and President of Trillium Diagnostics.

Davis continued, "It clearly would fulfil an unmet medical need to help identify sepsis patients at early stage and to initiate rapid treatment actions."

Dr Davis added, “cf-DNA is an important addition to our patented infection/sepsis diagnostic assays of neutrophil CD64 expression (Leuko64 assay) and soluble CD163 (Macro163 assay). We hope these three assays used in parallel will provide unparalleled sensitivity and specificity in diagnosis.”

Michael Scholl, CEO of LEUKOCARE, said: “We have found a strong and competent partner in Trillium. Its pertinent expertise in developing and marketing diagnostic assays will make the best use of the potential of the cf-DNA biomarker. LEUKOCARE will participate in the future success of the product by significant royalties.”


Further Information
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 2,500+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More Than 3,700+ 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

LEUKOCARE Provides Key Technologies for Tumour Diagnosis in Personalized Medicine Research Project
Multi-national consortium receives €6 million EU grant.
Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Scientific News
The Changing Tides of the In Vitro Diagnostics Market
With the increasing focus in personalized medicine, diagnostics plays a crucial role in patient monitoring.
LaVision BioTec Reports on the Neuro Research on the Human Brain After Trauma
Company reports on the work of Dr Ali Ertürk from the Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research at LMU Munich.
NIH Study Shows No Benefit of Omega-3 Supplements for Cognitive Decline
Research was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Less May Be More in Slowing Cholera Epidemics
Mathematical model shows more cases may be prevented and more lives saved when using one dose of cholera vaccine instead of recommended two doses.
Investigating the Vape
Expert independent review concludes that e-cigarettes have potential to help smokers quit.
NIH Launches Human RSV Study
Study aims to understand infection in healthy adults to aid development of RSV medicines, vaccines.
Researchers Discover Synthesis of a New Nanomaterial
Interdisciplinary team creates biocomposite for first time using physiological conditions.
Poor Survival Rates in Leukemia Linked to Persistent Genetic Mutations
For patients with an often-deadly form of leukemia, new research suggests that lingering cancer-related mutations – detected after initial treatment with chemotherapy – are associated with an increased risk of relapse and poor survival.
Flu Remedies Help Combat E. coli Bacteria
Physiologists from the University of Zurich have now discovered why the intestinal bacterium Escherichia coli (E. coli) multiplies heavily and has an inflammatory effect.
Marijuana Genome Unraveled
A study by Canadian researchers is providing a clearer picture of the evolutionary history and genetic organization of cannabis, a step that could have agricultural, medical and legal implications for this valuable crop.
Scroll Up
Scroll Down
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
2,500+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
3,700+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FREE!