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New Clinical Data for Septin9 Colorectal Cancer Blood Test Presented at UEGW

Epigenomics AG, the cancer diagnostics company, announced that new data obtained in a clinical study with the Company’s proprietary Septin9 biomarker for the blood-based detection of colorectal cancer were presented yesterday at the 18th United European Gastroenterology Week (UEGW) in Barcelona, Spain.

Neogenix Oncology to Present Data on the Detection of Colorectal and Pancreatic Cancer at ASCO’s 2010 Annual Meeting on Molecular Makers in Cancer

Neogenix Oncology, Inc. announced today that it will present data from its new serum biomarker ELISA utilizing its NPC-1C antibody for patients with colorectal and pancreatic cancers. Results from the study will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)-NCI-EORTC Annual Meeting on Molecular Makers in Cancer, to be held in Hollywood, Florida from October 18-20, 2010.

Area Biotech Company Banyan Biomarkers On Cutting Edge

The founders of Banyan Biomarkers describe the Alachua-based research firm as a “Gator-made company.”

Banyan made news recently when it was awarded a $26.3 million Department of Defense contract to develop a diagnostic blood test for traumatic brain injury, or TBI. The company has been studying “biomarkers,” or proteins in the blood produced by an injured brain.

Caprion Proteomics Identifies Promising New Candidate Biomarkers to Predict Response to Hepatitis C Treatment

Caprion Proteomics announced today that it has identified promising candidate protein biomarker panels that appear to predict patient responsiveness to treatment for hepatitis C.

The study employed Caprion’s proprietary CellCarta mass spectrometry-based proteomics discovery platform to measure and compare the expression levels of thousands of proteins contained in blood samples collected from patients infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), in order to discover predictive biomarkers of sustained response to hepatitis C therapy.

Novel Biomarker May Predict Response to New VEGF Receptor Inhibitor

Researchers believe there may be a way to predict, based on individual tumors, those patients that are more likely to respond to the investigational new drug tivozanib.