HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - September 10, 2010) - Power3 Medical Products, Inc. (OTCBB: PWRM), a leading proteomics company focused on the development of innovative diagnostic tests in the fields of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases, announced today that it delivered four poster presentations at the 2010 International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease (ICAD) in Honolulu, Hawaii. These presentations discussed NuroPro®, Power3's diagnostic test, and focused on Power3's Alzheimer's disease blood serum biomarkers, test and clinical validation trials.
"In preparation for commercialization, our objective at this meeting was to show how Power3's protein biomarkers and blood tests provide superior solutions for diagnosis and drug response to improve the treatment of Alzheimer's disease," said Dr. Ira L. Goldknopf, Power3's President and Chief Scientific Officer. "It was gratifying to receive substantial attention to our posters from representatives of major pharma and clinical research institutions from around the world. They expressed surprise and enthusiasm for our findings, especially those relating to the methods by which Power3's protein biomarkers indicate how patients respond to treatment with the three major anti-dementia drugs."
"We are pleased that our blood tests specifically diagnose Alzheimer's in patients, both pre- and post-treatment," said Helen R. Park, MS, Chief Executive Officer of Power3, "and that our scientific collaborators, Dr. Marwan Sabbagh, Medical and Scientific Director of the Banner Sun Health Medical Research Institute, and Dr. Lourdes R. Bosquez, President of the Woodlands Behavioral Institute, Inc., presented along with us at the meeting in Hawaii."
"We are within striking distance of realizing an Alzheimer's clinical diagnostic tool which I hope will lead to a greater understanding of the disease and buoy the pace of future therapeutic interventions," added Marwan Sabbagh MD, Medical and Scientific Director of Banner Sun Health Medical Research Institute.
Power3 has filed several patent applications for its NuroPro® technology that are currently pending. Power3 also has a world-wide exclusive license from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. To date, Power3 has given 9 presentations on NuroPro at international scientific meetings in the United States, Europe and China, and has published 6 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals on the subject. Power3 intends to publish these latest findings as well.
Power3 Medical Products
Power3 Medical Products, Inc. is a leading bio-technology company focused on the development of innovative diagnostic tests in the fields of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (commonly known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease). Power3 applies proprietary methodologies to discover and identify protein biomarkers associated with diseases. Through these processes, Power3 has developed a portfolio of products including BC-SeraPro™, a proteomic blood serum test for the early detection of breast cancer for which it has completed Phase I clinical trials, and NuroPro®, a proteomic blood serum test for the detection of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and ALS diseases, for which it is currently engaged in Phase II clinical trials. These tests are designed to analyze an individual's proteins to detect the presence of disease, a patient's disease progression, a patient's response to a particular drug, and the mechanisms of disease present in the patient for optimal targeted therapy.
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