Sense Proteomic Ltd Expands its IP Portfolio by Filing Lupus Biomarker Patent
News Aug 14, 2008
Sense Proteomic Ltd has announced that it has expanded its biomarker IP portfolio through filing a patent covering a novel panel of biomarkers for the early diagnosis of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Lupus).
The Lupus biomarker panel has been developed using Sense Proteomic's proprietary protein array technology that permits rapid identification of autoantibody biomarkers for cancer and autoimmune diseases.
Referring to the patent filing, Rachel Fallon, joint CEO, said, "We expect this biomarker panel to make a real difference in disease outcome for patients. In addition to facilitating the development of new drug treatments for Lupus, it should greatly improve the early diagnosis of the disease and lead to better control and management of Lupus through improved patient monitoring both within clinical practice and within clinical trials."
Computation and Chemistry Combine to Create World-First Auxetic ProteinNews
A team of chemists at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) has now designed a two-dimensional protein crystal that toggles between states of varying porosity and density. This is a first in biomolecular design that combined experimental studies with computation done on supercomputers. The research, published in April 2018 in Nature Chemistry, could help create new materials for renewable energy, medicine, water purification, and more.
Fructose Formula Poses Risk to Babies With Metabolic DisorderNews
Babies with inherited intolerance of fructose face a risk of acute liver failure if they are fed certain widely available formulas containing fructose, pediatricians and geneticists are warning. Baby formula manufacturers should remove fructose or sucrose, or explicitly label their products to allow parents to avoid those sweeteners if necessary, the doctors say.