Caprion Announces Biomarker Discovery Collaboration with Berlex
News Jan 25, 2006
The collaboration will use Caprion’s CellCarta® proteomics platform to support biomarker discovery. Caprion will identify pharmacodynamic biomarkers in plasma resulting from the administration of Berlex compounds in pre-clinical development.
"Caprion is looking forward to working with Berlex on their pre-clinical therapeutic candidates," noted Dr. Daniel Chelsky, Chief Scientific Officer at Caprion.
"We believe Caprion’s capabilities in the discovery of protein biomarkers will significantly impact our partner’s development efforts."
Caprion’s proprietary proteomics platform profiles the expression and identity of proteins detected in tissues and blood plasma.
A team led by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers says it has identified two protein biomarkers in urine that may one day be used to better diagnose acute interstitial nephritis, an underdiagnosed but treatable kidney disorder that impairs renal function in the short term and can lead to chronic kidney disease, permanent damage or renal failure if left unchecked.READ MORE