The study is part of a broader effort by academic and industry researchers to develop blood-based tests for easier, less expensive Alzheimer's screening.
According to researchers, measurement of serum neurofilament light chain levels could aid in early diagnosis and monitoring of the progression of disease.
The assay uses the propensity of pathogenic tau protein filaments to self-assemble and could enable more accurate and earlier detection of Alzheimer's.
The firm is seeking damages and various injunctions, citing 11 different counts of fraud, breach of contract, tortious interference, and unfair competition.
IQuity develops tests that use RNA expression data to predict, detect, and monitor disease, as well as stratify patients by severity of disease.
The companies will work together to develop new biomarkers and diagnostic methods for Alzheimer's disease, including ones based on amyloid beta protofibrils.
Revenues for Roche Diagnostics totaled CHF 6.26 billion for H1, driven primarily by demand for immunodiagnostic solutions.
The Elecsys beta-Amyloid (1-42) CSF and Elecsys Phospho-Tau (181P) CSF assays are used to measure peptide biomarkers in the CSF of patients with cognitive impairment.
With funding from Bill Gates and others, the Diagnostics Accelerator aims to support the development of new biomarkers for the early detection of Alzheimer's.
Both recent FDA draft guidance and a new research framework encourage the use of biomarker diagnostics to assess Alzheimer's before symptoms emerge.