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Banyan Biomarkers Reports Successful Clinical Trial Results of Blood Test to Evaluate Mild and Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury

Banyan Biomarkers, Inc., the leader in developing biomarkers for traumatic brain injury (TBI), today announced the results of a clinical study utilizing a blood test to evaluate mild and moderate TBI. The results, published online in the Journal of Neurotrauma, indicate that the two highly brain specific biomarkers in Banyan Biomarkers’ blood test, ubiquitin c-terminal hydrolase-L 1 (UCH-L1) and glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), are detectable in blood shortly after a TBI. The test was able to identify 100% of the trial subjects who went on to have a positive computed tomography (CT) scan of the head. The results demonstrate that early biomarker testing for patients with mild to moderate TBI has the potential to provide clinicians with objective evidence needed to reduce CT use that is associated with increased healthcare costs and developing cancer over the long term.

Amarantus Biosciences and Banyan Biomarkers Announce Traumatic Brain Injury Research Collaboration

Amarantus BioSciences, Inc., a biotechnology company developing MANF, a first-in-class disease–modifying therapeutic protein and Banyan Biomarkers, the leader in developing in vitro diagnostic products to detect traumatic brain injury (TBI), today announced a collaboration agreement to evaluate MANF’s potential as a disease-modifying agent for the treatment of TBI.

Study Examines Blood Biomarkers Upon Erythropoietin Treatment of Ischemic Stroke

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine in Goettingen, Germany, led by Prof. Hannelore Ehrenreich, the University of Bremen and University of Hannover, in collaboration with Dr. Andreas Jeromin at Banyan Biomarkers, Inc, in Alachua, FL, have identified a panel of protein-based blood biomarkers in patients treated with erythropoietin (EPO), which correlate with positive outcome in this study.

NIH-Funded Researchers Assess Traumatic Brain Injury Biomarkers for Diagnosis and Treatment

Biomarkers in the bloodstream could provide physicians with a quick and accurate method of assessing the severity of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and helping deliver and monitor the results of therapies, such as progesterone treatment.

Banyan Biomarkers, Emory University to Analyze Biomarkers in Traumatic Brain Injury

Banyan Biomarkers, Inc. will partner with Emory University through a grant from the National Institutes of Health to measure biomarkers in the blood of traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients. The five-year grant of $2.2 million was awarded to Michael Frankel, MD, Professor of Neurology at Emory School of Medicine, with partners Banyan Biomarkers, Inc., the Medical University of South Carolina, the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Michigan. The research team will study biomarkers in the blood of TBI patients enrolled in the phase III clinical trial, ProTECT III (Progesterone for Traumatic Brain Injury, Experimental Clinical Treatment), which is assessing the efficacy of progesterone in the treatment of TBI.