Autoimmune Disease

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

The researchers plan to profile patients with both Adaptive Biotechnologies' ImmunoSeq platform and 10x Genomics' single-cell immune repertoire profiling technology. 

Within days, the assay can identify an autoimmune condition characterized by a deficiency of thyroid hormone that can normally take years to diagnose.

Quanterix's Simoa single-molecule detection method combined with high-affinity antibodies detected minute levels of problematic interferon alpha proteins, a study said.

The researchers, led by VIB and Ghent University in Belgium, hope to complete a validation study within a year.

The company said this week that is has raised $36 million in funding, as it continues efforts to develop its Maverick platform for rapid testing in doctors' offices.