The firm will use the financing to commercialize a test that utilizes metabolomic and DNA biomarkers to characterize obesity and guide weight loss.
A new study suggests binding proteins that target glucose or asparagine can be used in combination with cytolysin A-based nanopores to electrically detect the metabolites.
The handheld device uses CMOS technology for multiplexed measurement of disease-linked metabolites and could prove useful for inexpensive POC testing.
The grants include funding for five new clinical sites, a new metabolomics core, and increased model organism capabilities.
The company is now commencing a trial of the test platform in 250 patients to generate more data while it considers how to best commercialize it.
The firms are collaborating to develop a solution that includes Nightingale's nuclear magnetic resonance assay and PerkinElmer's sequencing services.
Numares will use its technology to advance work by Oxford researchers to create a noninvasive test to better diagnose MS.
The firm has settled on a set of metabolite biomarkers, along with an algorithm, for its first version of a test for arterial plaque buildup.
Researchers from the US and UK used a combination of genetic and metabolomics analyses to home in on methylthioadenosine as sepsis biomarker.
The non-exclusive licensing and distribution deal with Evolution Labs makes PolypDx available in five states.