Biocross is developing a series of blood tests for the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease with a view to providing neurologists with an integrated diagnostic solution applicable to any disease stage: asymptomatic AD, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and symptomatic AD.
Biocross is also developing screening technologies for populations with an elevated risk of late-onset AD.
ApoE4 blood marker assay
The ApoE4 blood marker assay is a non-genetic, cost-effective, and highly reliable method to detect the presence of the ApoE4 protein in human blood plasma using high-throughput chemical analysis.
This is achieved using a turbidimetry-based assay with excellent performance in the context of the hospital/clinical settings (100% sensitivity and 96% specificity).
The process of obtaining the CE mark/FDA approval for the ApoE4 blood marker assay is currently ongoing.
*Test based on patent nº EP15382537.7: “Methods for apolipoprotein detection”
The AD Dementia test is a multiparametric test that combines the detection and quantification of up to 9 metabolites or proteins in a plasma sample. Input of these measurements into an algorithm provides an accurate diagnosis and classifies the patient as either AD (Alzheimer´s disease), FTD (frontotemporal dementia) or healty.
The AD Dementia test is currently in the IVD development phase, and is expected to be available as a RUO kit by 2Q of 2017.
The Degenerative Dementia (DD) test is based on the detection and quantification of up to 7 biomarkers in the blood that are specifically altered in patients affected by neurodegeneration due to FTD or AD.
The DD test is rapid and cost-effective and may be used as a screening tool to detect early-stage neurodegeneration.
The DD test is currently in the IVD development phase and is expected to be available as a RUO kit by 2Q of 2017.
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