Innova Biosciences Awarded EU Grant to Develop Cancer Biomarker Discovery Platform
News Feb 18, 2009
Innova Biosciences Ltd has been awarded €455,000 of a €3,000,000 European grant. Through the PROACTIVE consortium along with Olink, Copenhagen University, Fujirebio Diagnostics AB, Uppsala University, and Integromics S.L., a high throughput plasma screening platform will be developed for the discovery of biomarkers of early stage cancer.
Innova Biosciences has had enormous success with its range of Lightning-Link™ bioconjugation products, which provide a simple method for joining biomolecules, a process carried out in thousands of research laboratories worldwide.
Innova Biosciences’ participation in the PROACTIVE consortium to develop immunodiagnostics reagents will help cement the company’s position as a world leader in bioconjugation technology.
Commenting on the EU grant Dr Nick Gee, CEO of Innova Biosciences said “We are delighted to be granted such a prestigious award which recognizes Innova’s proprietary knowledge and expertise. Participating in the development of a new immunodiagnostic platform that will facilitate early stage cancer detection is an exciting application of our technology, which will directly benefit human health.”