DxTerity Inks Updated Thermo Fisher Licensing Deal
Eyes global delivery of Modular Immune Profile (MIP) Assay for Autoimmune Disease
LOS ANGELES, CA – November 8, 2019 – DxTerity Diagnostics Inc. has announced the signing of a multi-year licensing and supply agreement with Thermo Fisher Scientific. Under the terms of the agreement, DxTerity is granted the ability to pursue regulatory clearance for its Modular Immune Profile (MIP) test, also known as the Autoimmune Profile (AIP) test, in conjunction with the ABI 3500Dx Genetic Analyzer.
DxTerity’s MIP is a 51-plex gene expression assay that uses modular genomics to monitor activity of 12 immune system related biological pathways as well as several key therapeutic biomarkers. MIP is currently being used by multiple pharmaceutical companies for enrollment and monitoring of systemic lupus erythematous (SLE) patients in phase II clinical trials, and a recent clinical study showed that the type 1 interferon activity level from MIP is prognostic for risk of an SLE patient developing lupus nephritis (p=0.0008).
“This agreement paves the way for DxTerity pursuing companion and complementary diagnostic claims across multiple regulatory diseases. Today, our primary focus is on SLE, however as demonstrated in a 1000-participant multiple sclerosis (MS) study last year, MIP has broad applicability for therapy response and disease activity monitoring. Importantly, MIP is designed for both doctor’s office and home monitoring when used in conjunction with the DxCollect® fingerstick collection kit. MIP plays a central role in DxTerity’s efforts to bring precision medicine to autoimmune disease”, according to Bob Terbrueggen, Founder and CEO of DxTerity.
DxTerity is a molecular information and diagnostics company bringing precision medicine to autoimmune treatment with from-home RNA monitoring. DxTerity also provides services and technologies to partner organizations, including population-scale genomic studies. For more information, please visit DxTerity.com or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook.
DxTerity’s fingerstick collection device (DxCOLLECT® Microcollection Device) is For Investigational Use Only. The performance characteristics of this product have not been established.
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