The MSA was initially developed at the University of Michigan Cancer Center and is licensed exclusively to Abviva by the University for scientific and commercial development as a blood test to assess women's health. In scientific correlation studies women who tested high with the MSA test showed to have lower risk of breast cancer than women who tested low. These findings align with results of the original research conducted at the University of Michigan Cancer Center that demonstrated Mammastatin was normally produced by breast epithelial cells in healthy women and was missing or reduced in transformed breast epithelial cells. In previous studies, an independent biostatistician calculated the overall accuracy of the MSA test to be 84-86%.
"This further solidifies the domestic and international intellectual property protection strategy we have implemented with the University of Michigan," continued Mr. Evans. "The issuance of this patent will be very important as we gain regulatory approval and market presence for the Mammastatin technology internationally. These newest patent grant notifications further expand our worldwide patent protection and marketability for MSA."
Abviva, Inc. is a biomedical company engaged in the innovation, development and commercialization of breast cancer related applications of Mammastatin, a growth inhibitory protein discovered at the University of Michigan Cancer Center that demonstrated anti-breast cancer properties. The discovery was developed into a simple breast cancer diagnostic blood test that demonstrated healthy women have high or normal levels of the protein and women with breast cancer have no detectable or very low levels of the protein. Abviva intends to
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