SIRS-Lab and DxS Enter Into Licensing Agreement for the Application of Scorpions® in Sepsis Test SIQNATURE™
News Sep 23, 2008
With the selection of the PCR platform technology, SIRS-Lab completes the technical design of its sepsis prediction and monitoring test SIQNATURE™. The first-in-class test is now accessible for selected scientific experts and will be fully available in 2009.
Further details and financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
“The careful review of technologies resulted in the selection of the best option to complete the SIQNATURETM product design. Now we expedite the commercialization of the novel test by clinical multicenter trials with leading international experts.” states SIRS-Lab’s CEO PD Dr. Stefan Russwurm.
After the trial phase, SIQNATURE™ will be broadly available for clinical routine as part of an integrated diagnostic product concept comprising pathogen detection and monitoring of the host response.
Commenting on the licence agreement, Dr Stephen Little, CEO of DxS, says: “We are very pleased to have signed this agreement with SIRS-Lab, and look forward to seeing Scorpions developed for use in sepsis prediction. It is a further confirmation of confidence in our powerful real-time PCR technology, the high sensitivity, speed and specificity of Scorpions means that it will be ideally suited for applications in the field of infectious diseases."
The molecular diagnostic test SIQNATURE™ is designed for the early detection of sepsis by differentiating between infectious and non-infectious states in hospitalized patients.