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Washington University researchers and a team including scientists from Eli Lilly independently identified a modified form of tau as a promising Alzheimer's marker.
Roche, Shionogi, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, and Eisai will provide the charity with specimens from Alzheimer's disease patients who participated in clinical studies.
The company's adaptive low-resource testing technology requires no instrumentation and limited equipment, making it adaptable to settings without clinical lab infrastructure.
The company said that it will use the funds to build out its CLIA facility and continue developing its blood-based Alzheimer's disease test for the clinic.
The charity also announced a partnership with Sage Bionetworks to establish an online repository for biomarker data generated by grant recipients.
The findings suggest blood-based testing for tau brain deposits is feasible and could be combined with other blood-based assays to improve Alzheimer's testing.
The company will offer a 32-gene polygenic score test to patients in the Osaka, Japan Nakanoshima Clinic, with reporting and patient support help from IxLayer.
A Korean research team is developing a biosensor that boosted sensitivity by using low-cost fabrication to align high-density carbon nanotubes.
The company said its sample preparation technology uses nanomagnetic particles that can reduce the effects of complex interferences in patient samples.
The alliance will leverage Charleston, Veravas' sample prep technology and Tymora's extracellular vesicle enrichment technology.