Chronix Biomedical and Hemispherx Biopharma (HEB) Jointly File Patent Application for a Blood Test for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
3/3/2011 10:03:12 AM
SAN JOSE, Calif., March 3, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Chronix Biomedical ("Chronix") announced today that it filed a provisional United States patent application jointly with Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc. (NYSE Amex:HEB) ("Hemispherx") on a blood test for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome ("CFS"). Patients with CFS exhibit a wide range of disabling symptoms including the inability to overcome fatigue by rest, swollen lymph nodes and cognitive deficiencies. CFS is estimated to affect approximately 4 million Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The disorder has a negative economic impact in the United States estimated at more than $9 billion annually.