Clinical Trial Result Marks a Significant Accomplishment for Medicortex Finland
Medicortex Finland Oy (http://www.medicortex.fi), a biotechnology company developing a diagnostic kit for brain injury detection based on a medical breakthrough biomarker, recently completed analyzing the results from the first clinical trial. The trial consisted of patients that were hospitalized due to a head injury.
"Collecting and testing human samples in a clinical trial is a significant accomplishment for Medicortex, and represents a meaningful step forward in the development of a fast inexpensive diagnostic kit for head injury" said Dr. Adrian Harel, Chief Executive Officer of Medicortex Finland. "Brain injury is a devastating condition leading to mortality if not diagnosed. The opportunity to develop the first portable non-invasive kit for head injury and concussion to help the patients and families that so desperately need it is remarkable"
In the clinical trial Medicortex collected body fluid samples of 12 patients who had sustained a head injury, and analyzed the presence of the novel biomarker between the patients and healthy control subjects. “The biodegradation product we are targeting has never before been used for TBI indication. The fact that we can readily find it in easily accessible body fluids such as urine and saliva enables us to develop a user-friendly diagnostic kit for TBI detection” says Dr. Harel.
Dr. Marten Kvist, Medical Director of Medicortex, says "We are excited of the clinical results which confirm the diagnostic potential of the unique biomarker, it will be further developed into a diagnostic aid for first responders and paramedics, it will help prioritize evacuation and reframe from administration of contraindicated medications"
Medicortex is working towards the validation of a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) biomarker and incorporating it into a quick and reliable diagnostic kit that can be easily used by the first responders and healthcare professionals, and also by people with no medical profession.
The clinical trial was supported and funded in part by Tekes (the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation). Medicortex is currently raising money for the next step clinical development of the brain injury test. The planned multicenter clinical study including up to 160 study subjects will prove the validity of the new biomarker test for TBI diagnostics.
Anyone can contribute to developing the diagnostic kit by participating the crowdfunding campaign at www.invesdor.com/medicortex Medicortex is issuing shares with the goal of raising capital that matches the other part that the firm has already applied for from Tekes.
Medicortex Finland Oy (http://www.medicortex.fi) is a biotechnology company dedicated to improving the diagnostics and treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Is currently developing biomarker diagnostics that evaluate the extent and severity of TBI. Once the company completes this test its next goal will be to develop an innovative drug to halt the progression of brain injury.
Key words: NFL, ice-hockey, rugby, brain injury, head injury, concussion, diagnostics, TBI, sport, professional athletes, boxing, early detection, military, army, navy, soldier, combat, veteran, trauma, PTSD, clinical trial
This press release contains statements that are "forward-looking statements" that are based upon management's current expectations and assumptions and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results and events to differ materially and adversely from those indicated herein.
Om Business Wire
(c) 2018 Business Wire, Inc., All rights reserved.
Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in multiplatform press release distribution.
Følg saker fra Business Wire
Registrer deg med din epostadresse under for å få de nyeste sakene fra Business Wire på epost fortløpende. Du kan melde deg av når som helst.
Siste saker fra Business Wire
FAA Approves AerTrakTM to Comply with Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Operations Mandate19.3.2018 18:19 | Pressemelding
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installation of AerSale®’s AerTrak™ system on Boeing 737 NG series aircraft (ST04009NY), to comply with the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Operations rule, a critical part of the agency’s Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen). Beginning January 1, 2020, the FAA has mandated that aircraft operating in airspace defined by 14 CFR § 91.225 must be equipped with an ADS-B Out system that meets the minimum performance requirements of 14 CFR § 91.227. ADS-B provides enhanced navigational accuracy using precise tracking via global positioning satellite (GPS) signals. Reducing risk and improving safety, the technology increases navigational coverage, especially in remote areas beyond radar range. Additionally, ADS-B enables more direct flight plans, thereby saving time, costs, and reducing emissions. “AerTrak is a cost-effective ADS-B Out solution for operators of Boei
Ghostbusters World with Google Maps API Featured During Google Keynote at GDC 201819.3.2018 18:14 | Pressemelding
The recently announced Ghostbusters World, developed in collaboration between Sony Pictures Entertainment Consumer Products, Ghost Corps and publisher FourThirtyThree Inc. (4:33), was featured today on stage during the Google Keynote at the Game Developers Conference 2018. The new gameplay video will also be on display at the Google booth on the expo floor March 21-23. Created with Maps API technology, Ghostbusters World features state-of-the-art augmented reality in the map-based game where players can suit up to patrol their neighborhoods and bust their favorite Ghostbusters ghosts! Drop by the Google booth or click here (LINK) to check out the new gameplay video. Battle and capture hundreds of new and familiar ghosts in Ghostbusters World, launching everywhere on iOS and Android devices later this year. If you ain’t afraid of no ghosts and want to keep track of news and updates, follow us on Twitter (LINK), Facebook (LINK), and YouTube (LINK). More information and assets can be foun
Bajaj Electricals Showcases ‘Smart Indoors and Connected Outdoors’ at Light + Building 201819.3.2018 16:00 | Pressemelding
Bajaj Electricals Limited, India’s leading player in consumer durables, fans, lighting and engineering projects, participates in world’s leading trade fair Light + Building 2018 at Frankfurt, Germany from March 18th-23rd, 2018. Bajaj Electricals is featuring its smart solutions at Stall D10 in outdoor arena-Agora. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180319005049/en/ Mr. Anant Bajaj, Joint Managing Director, Bajaj Electricals Ltd. (Photo: Business Wire) Based on the key theme of ‘Smart Indoors and Connected Outdoors’, the stall demonstrates the connection between indoors and outdoors through cloud computing. With almost eight decades of experience and expertise in lighting solutions and luminaires, Bajaj Electricals has a host of products exhibited at the trade fair ranging from smart indoor lights for home, commercial and industrial spaces to smart outdoor lights, sensor-based light, smart poles and various integra
Louis Chevrolet Watch Company launches the Chrono-Tour Bitcoin Special Edition19.3.2018 15:00 | Pressemelding
Code name: Chrono-Tour Bitcoin Special Edition – Launch: 20/03/2018 – 14.00 GMT This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180319005494/en/ (Photo: Louis Chevrolet Swiss Watches) Event! Louis Chevrolet Swiss Watches launches a Swiss Made automatic chronograph dedicated only to Bitcoin owners. An exclusive and limited-edition series to symbolise and affirm the unique sales channel chosen by the brand: its e-commerce store. Each Louis Chevrolet Chrono Tour Bitcoin Special Edition will be Unique Chrono-Tour Bitcoin Special Edition, a well-thought-out stylish design, elegantly bringing the Bitcoin to the forefront. In addition to a specific dial, a Bitcoin logo textured around a printed circuit board will be inserted into the back glass. This gives a technological holographic effect while highlighting the mechanics of the watch. The background will be personalised with a laser and will indicate the purchase price in Bitcoins
New Global Survey Points to Key Issues, Needs and Gaps in Fight to End Smoking19.3.2018 14:00 | Pressemelding
The Foundation for a Smoke-Free World released findings today from a global survey to better understand smokers, their experiences, and challenges they face when they try to quit smoking. The survey also highlights their awareness regarding the harm caused by smoking and how their perceptions of cigarettes, alternative products, and nicotine influence their motivation to move away from smoking. The data will shape the development of research to determine the best solutions to accelerate the end of smoking across diverse cultures and economic conditions. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180319005647/en/ Figure 1: Which of the following situations, if any, apply to you? (% - Top Three Answers per Country) (Graphic: Business Wire) The 2018 State of Smoking Survey included 17,421 current smokers, ex-smokers, and non-smokers from 13 countries: Brazil, France, Greece, India, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Malawi, New Zealan
New Documentary Raises Global Water Crisis Awareness As 844 Million People Still Lack Access to Clean Drinking Water19.3.2018 13:12 | Pressemelding
Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) non-profit Children’s Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) Program and National Geographic are raising awareness about the global water crisis with the release of a new documentary and national survey in conjunction with World Water Day. The documentary, titled “The Power of Clean Water,” follows the lives of three women and their families, providing a first-hand perspective on the daily challenges of accessing clean drinking water. As the film progresses, viewers witness how P&G’s Purifier of Water packets, distributed by partners ChildFund in Indonesia, CARE International in Kenya and World Vision in Mexico, have helped transform these communities. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180319005689/en/ P&G conducted a survey* to understand Americans' level of awareness and concern with the global water crisis and its effects. (Graphic: Business Wire) Global awareness of the water crisis is growing,