Autoimmune Disease

News on research and diagnostics in autoimmune disorders including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and more.

The immunofluorescence assays support the detection of anti-double-stranded DNA, which is a marker for systemic lupus erythematosus.

The assay can be used in conjunction with other laboratory and clinical findings to differentiate IBD from irritable bowel syndrome, the firm said.

In an initial study, they tested an algorithm based on measurements of IgG and IgM antibodies and levels of C1q, to identify the risk of a patient developing lupus.

Microdrop will license the rights to market SQI's celiac and wheat allergy, and arthritis tests direct to consumers.

HTG Molecular will provide Firalis with technology and components to support its commercialization of a rheumatoid arthritis theranostic assay.