Based on its recent analysis of the biomarker discovery technology market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Oxford BioDynamics Limited (OBD) with the 2015 European Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation. OBD’s novel biomarker discovery platform, EpiSwitch™, accelerates the discovery rate of biomarkers to facilitate a higher and more robust output of diagnostic and prognostic tests for pharmaceutical companies and therefore more effective patient care. The EpiSwitch™ finds application across a range of disease groups, including cancer, inflammatory, metabolic and neurodegenerative diseases.
Frost & Sullivan Commends Oxford BioDynamics for Developing a Novel Biomarker Discovery Platform, EpiSwitch
Bayer HealthCare to Collaborate with Sysmex Inostics GmbH to Develop Blood-based Companion Diagnostic Tests in Oncology
Bayer HealthCare has entered into a master collaboration agreement with the diagnostic company Sysmex Inostics GmbH for the development of companion diagnostics for targeted cancer therapies. The innovative blood-based companion diagnostic solutions offered by Sysmex Inostics will complement anti-cancer agents developed by Bayer.
Experimental Therapeutics Centre and Debiopharm Group to Collaborate for the Development of an Epigenetic Innovative Oncology Target
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)’s Experimental Therapeutics Centre (ETC), a center of excellence to advance and accelerate drug discovery in Singapore, and Debiopharm Group™ (Debiopharm), the Swiss-based global biopharmaceutical company that focuses on the development of prescription drugs that target unmet medical needs including oncology as well as companion diagnostics, recently announced the signature of an exclusive research collaboration to develop oral small molecules targeting new class of epigenetic modulators.
Under the terms of the agreement, Debiopharm and ETC will co-finance the discovery phase of the project, whilst Debiopharm will be in charge of development.
University of Cincinnati (UC) researchers have discovered a biomarker, known as phosphatidylserine (PS), for pancreatic cancer that could be effectively targeted, creating a potential therapy for a condition that has a small survival rate.