Metabolon and Colgate Identify Early Biomarkers in Periodontal Disease

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metabolon, Inc., leaders in global metabolomics, biomarker discovery and biochemical analysis, announces the publication of “Assessment of Dentifrice on Periodontal Disease Biomarkers in Gingival Crevicular Fluid”, in the Journal of Periodontology (2010, Vol. 81, No. 9, Pages 1273-1279). The article reports the results of a biomarker validation study carried out in collaboration with co-authors Virginia M. Barnes and colleagues of Colgate-Palmolive, a global leader in oral care. Periodontal disease, described as inflammation of the gums, is among the most common infectious diseases. Triclosan, the active ingredient in Colgate Total (CT), is a proven therapeutic agent against gingivitis. CT is the only FDA approved dentifrice for the treatment of gingivitis.

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