LOD, Israel, October 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Glycominds Ltd., a bio-diagnostics company specializing in glycan biomarkers for diagnosis and disease management of autoimmune diseases and cancer, announced today entering into a research agreement with Fox Chase Cancer Center (FCCC), an NCI designated cancer center to develop a new diagnostics blood test for breast cancer.
"We are very pleased to work with FCCC on this project," stated Dr. Nir Dotan, Glycominds' co-founder, CTO and VP R&D. "Glycominds' anti-glycan antibodies biomarkers approach together with the FCCC excellent patient records, samples and clinical know-how give this project a high basis for success."
"Glycominds' glycan biomarker technology stands out as innovative and unique. We hope that just as Glycominds was able to successfully develop new diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers for Autoimmune disorders, we will be able to identify glycans that can be useful in the early detection of cancer," stated Dr. Andrew K. Godwin, FCCC's Director of the Clinical Molecular Genetics Laboratory and the Biosample Repository . "I believe that glycan technology has the potential to enhance the early diagnosis of breast cancer and improve the health and quality of life for millions of women."
About Glycominds Ltd.
Glycominds Ltd. is a biodiagnostics company specialized in developing and commercializing glycan biomarkers, a new class of early diagnostic and prognostic tests based on complex sugar molecules for the detection and management of autoimmune diseases and cancer. The company's goal is to provide physicians with tools that improve treatment selection in autoimmune diseases and early detection of cancers.
Glycominds lead product, IBDX(R), a blood test for early diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and the prognosis of Crohn's disease severity is commercialized in Israel and Europe, with a U.S. launch planned in early 2008. The Company's gMS(TM) Dx, a blood test for early diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and gMS(TM) PRO, a prognostic test for MS activity, are also expected to enter the market in 2008. Glycominds' other pipeline products include blood tests for the prediction of recurrent pregnancy loss based on hyper-coagulation caused by antiphoshpholipids syndrome (APS), and first-in-class screening tests for breast and colorectal cancers. http://www.glycominds.com
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