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BioMark Diagnostics has been collaborating on the test with the Metabolomics Innovation Centre at the University of Alberta since early 2015.
The study, called TRAMmoniTTR, will longitudinally monitor the clinical status of both symptomatic and asymptomatic participants with variants in the TTR gene.
The novel blood test uses vibrational spectroscopy and metabolomic analysis to differentiate patients with fibromyalgia from those with other autoimmune disorders.
If the results are validated, investigators believe the method could help diagnose patients without the need for a needle biopsy and with fewer false positives.
InfanDx is taking the lead on the project and will be joined by researchers from University Hospital Essen, Clinic for Pediatrics I, and Furtwangen University.
The Stockholm-based company said it will use the funds to develop its metabolism-based liquid biopsy platform.
The test, which is in development using perspiration as a sample, has shown promising performance in a preliminary study.
By examining metagenomic data of bacterial species in a patient's gut, the researchers aim to improve diagnosis and long-term nutritional intervention and treatment.
Researchers in Nigeria are developing a handheld diagnostic device for identifying high-risk colorectal cancer patients in low-resource environments.
The firm will use the financing to commercialize a test that utilizes metabolomic and DNA biomarkers to characterize obesity and guide weight loss.