"We are enthusiastic about the acceptance of our paper in this established peer-reviewed scientific journal. It represents independent external validation of the clinical data, and so increases the confidence that we have in NuroProPD to be a meaningful tool for the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, especially early in its course," said Craig Tuttle, CEO of Transgenomic. "We are completing the clinical validation of the assay in our CLIA-certified molecular testing laboratory and will be launching the assay in the very near future."
"In the U.S., there are an estimated 1.5 million individuals with Parkinson's disease. Unfortunately, by the time patients are given a probable diagnosis, many have already suffered substantial and irreparable brain damage, rendering treatment less effective," said Dr. Ira Goldknopf, President and CSO of Power3 Medical and lead author on the paper. "The fact that these results were obtained using fresh blood serum, in the same way that the test will be performed in a clinical diagnostic setting, provides further support for their robustness and their commercial value."
Clinical investigators in the study were Dr. Katerina Markopoulou of the University of Thessaly, Greece, Drs. Marwan Sabbagh and Holly Shill of Banner Sun Health Research Institute, Sun City, Arizona, and Dr. Stanley Appel of the Texas Methodist Health System, Houston.
About Transgenomic, Inc.
Transgenomic, Inc. (OTC BB: TBIO.OB, www.transgenomic.com ) is a global biotechnology company specializing in high sensitivity genetic variation and mutation analysis, providing products and services in DNA mutation detection and discovery for clinical research, clinical molecular diagnostics and pharmacogenomics analyses. Its product offeri
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