Navigation Links
Study Results Using OncoE6TM Oral and Cervical Tests

FREMONT, Calif., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Arbor Vita Corporation, a privately held company, announced today results presented at the 29th International Papillomavirus (IPV) Conference based on the groundbreaking OncoE6TM proteomic-based diagnostics platform applied to diverse clinical settings.  Presentations were given by Charite University Hospital in Berlin, Catholic Hospital Battor (Ghana), the German Cancer Research Center, and Arbor Vita Corporation.

One clinical setting is cervical cancer screening. Although current cervical cancer screening technologies such as Pap smears and HPV tests have been effective in reducing cervical cancer rates in the United States and Europe, they require costly infrastructure to perform and suffer in specificity. These limitations in cost (millions in equipment with highly trained personnel) and specificity (too many false positives requiring more testing) have made cervical cancer screening impractical in many parts of the world where cervical cancer is the number one or two cause of death in women.  This is tragic because when this cancer is detected early, treatment is simple and effective.  

Researchers from the Charite University Hospital in Berlin reported that OncoE6TM Cervical Test was able to detect cervical cancers and precancers with equal efficacy using patient-collected specimens compared to physician collected samples. These findings opened up the possibility of broad field testing not possible before.  Their collaborators at the Catholic Hospital in Battor, in the Volta Region of Ghana reported on efforts currently under way to screen women in remote parts of Ghana. Women in the villages collect their own cervical/vaginal samples and are tested on site (possible with the OncoE6TM Cervical Test). Because OncoE6TM Cervical Test has the fewest false positive results of any cervical cancer screening technology, a positive finding can be treated in the field. The combination of self collected specimen, point of care testing and high accuracy will permit a "screen and treatment" strategy to enable cervical cancer screening and treatment to become available to women anywhere in the world.

OncoE6TM also can detect HPV caused oral cancer.  Michael Douglas (movie star) recently caused a big uproar when he attributed his oral cancer (diagnosed in 2010) to HPV.  This revelation highlights that oral cancers are on the rise, in part from a rise in HPV infection despite a decline in traditional risk factors like alcohol and tobacco consumption. Currently, there is no easy way to distinguish between oral cancers caused by HPV versus those that are not, an important distinction because treatment is different.  Investigators from the German Cancer Research Center reported that the OncoE6TM Oral Test can easily and accurately determine which oral cancers are caused by HPV in a single step without extensive, invasive and expensive work up. 

Arbor Vita reported exciting new products in development to address unmet medical needs world-wide including a new generation of OncoE6TM Cervical Test with expanded HPV type coverage.  

The OncoE6TM Cervical Test carries the European Union CE Marking of quality and is available in many parts of the world.  The OncoE6TM Oral Test is available for research purposes.  For more information, please contact:

About Arbor Vita Corporation

Founded in 1998, Arbor Vita Corporation is a privately held biotechnology company located in Fremont, California, focusing on the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel proteomic-based diagnostics and therapeutics.  The company's proprietary PDZ protein technology continues to produce groundbreaking solutions to complex health challenges, including infectious diseases and cancer.

Media Contact: Olga Petrauskene, Arbor Vita Corporation, 650-766-9573,

News distributed by PR Newswire iReach:

SOURCE Arbor Vita Corporation
Copyright©2014 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Positive Clinical Study Results for BSPs HyperQ Technology
2. 15-Minute Data From Phase 3 Study of Avanafil Featured as a Late Breaking Abstract at SMSNA Annual Meeting
3. DermTechs Non-invasive Melanoma Detection Assay Poised to Enter Clinical Validation Study
4. Marshall study shows nanoparticles used as additives in diesel fuels can travel from lungs to liver
5. Clionsky Neuro Systems (CNS-Neuro) Announces Publication of Study Finding Elderly Patients Unable to Recognize Their Memory Loss
6. Convergence Pharmaceuticals Initiates Phase I Multiple Ascending Dose Study for CNV2197944
7. AtheroNova Inc. Preclinical Study Demonstrates 95% Reduction in Arterial Plaque Formation
8. Singapore scientists lead human embryonic stem cell study
9. GeneTex Antibody Company to Launch New Line of Primary Antibodies for the Study of Spindle Assembly
10. Nutra Pharma Announces Publication of a New Mechanism Study of Alpha-Cobratoxin in the Treatment of Pain
11. Metabolex Announces Positive Results From its Clinical Study of Arhalofenate in Combination With Febuxostat
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/27/2015)... November 27, 2015 ... popularity of companion diagnostics is one of ... market with pharmaceutical companies and diagnostic manufacturers ... tests. . --> ... report on global cancer biomarkers market spread ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Md. , Nov. 25, 2015  PharmAthene, Inc. ... Directors has adopted a stockholder rights plan (Rights Plan) ... net operating loss carryforwards (NOLs) under Section 382 of ... --> PharmAthene,s use of its NOLs ... "ownership change" as defined in Section 382 of the ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... , Nov. 25, 2015  Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. ... Gorman , President and CEO of Neurocrine Biosciences, will ... Conference in New York . ... visit the website approximately 5 minutes prior to the ... replay of the presentation will be available on the ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... November 25, 2015 The ... is a professional and in-depth study on the ...      (Logo: ) , ... industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain ... the international markets including development trends, competitive landscape ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:11/17/2015)... EASTON, Mass. , Nov. 17, 2015 ... a leader in the development and sale of broadly ... the worldwide life sciences industry, today announced it has ... of its $5 million Private Placement (the "Offering"), increasing ... to $4,025,000.  One or more additional closings are expected ...
(Date:11/12/2015)... LONDON , Nov. 11, 2015   ... and reliable analytical tools has been paving the ... and qualitative determination of discrete analytes in clinical, ... sensors are being predominantly used in medical applications, ... and environmental sectors due to continuous emphasis on ...
(Date:11/9/2015)... ) ... "Global Law Enforcement Biometrics Market 2015-2019" ... ) has announced the addition of ... 2015-2019" report to their offering. ... ) has announced the addition of the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):