Ceres Nanosciences, University of Virginia, and George Mason University receive $600,000 award from the Virginia Catalyst to develop a Nanotrap® liquid biopsy collection device for cancer diagnostics

MANASSAS, Va. — June 4, 2019 — Ceres Nanosciences, Inc. (Ceres), University of Virginia (UVA), and George Mason University (Mason) today announced the receipt of a $600,000 award from the Virginia Catalyst for the development of a Nanotrap® liquid biopsy collection device. This award will be matched by $1.2 million in product development funding by Ceres Nanosciences. Cancer is the second leading cause of death world-wide and the global cancer burden is expected to grow to 23.6 million new cancer cases by 2030. Tissue biopsies are the current gold standard for detecting and obtaining information about cancer. By collecting cells from tumors, doctors can...


HEIDELBERG, BOSTON, October 9, 2018 – Hummingbird Diagnostics GmbH today announced that Prof. Dr. med. Jörg Debatin is appointed Chairman of the Supervisory Board with immediate effect. The former Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of GE Healthcare and CEO of Amedes AG directed the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf for 8 years as its Medical Director and CEO. He started his professional career as a diagnostic radiologist at the University Hospitals of Duke, Stanford and Zürich (Switzerland). In 1999, he was appointed Professor of Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Essen. Debatin has studied medicine at the University of Heidelberg and holds...

Ceres Nanosciences’ Point-of-Care Nanotrap® Lyme Antigen Test System Granted Breakthrough Device Designation by U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Manassas, VA – July 12, 2018 – Ceres Nanosciences (Ceres) announced today that is has received Breakthrough Device designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new point-of-care Nanotrap® Lyme Antigen Test System. Under the Breakthrough Device program, formerly the Expedited Access Pathways program, the FDA works with a test developer to reduce the time and cost from development to approval. The Ceres’ Nanotrap® Lyme Antigen Test System is a powerful diagnostic test that is intended to be available in point-of-care settings, like a physician’s office or a walk-in clinic. Requiring only a patient’s urine sample, it will...

Ceres Nanosciences reaches product development milestone for point-of-care Lyme disease test and closes on an additional $5.5M of Series A funding

Manassas, VA – May 31, 2018 – Ceres Nanosciences (Ceres) is announcing today that it has reached a key product development milestone for its Nanotrap® Lyme Antigen Test System. The Nanotrap® Lyme Antigen Test System will proceed into manufacturing and analytical performance testing this year and is on track for clinical study and FDA submission in 2019. “The Nanotrap® Lyme Antigen Test System presents a unique and powerful approach to dealing with Lyme disease. It will address the critical need for an accurate, direct test for early detection of a devastating disease and it will be available right in the...

Walking speeds of multiple sclerosis patients, as measured by the Echo5D Ambient Measurement System, showed strong agreement with two clinical “gold standards”

Atlas 5D is pleased to report that its Ambient Measurement System, Echo5D, produces similar results as two clinical gold standards of gait measurement in multiple sclerosis patients. The Echo5D allows for convenient in-home measurement. Walking speed is an important measure of gait impairment in multiple sclerosis (MS). The clinical assessment of walking speed requires dedicated time, space, and personnel, and may not accurately gauge real-world performance. The term “Ambient Measurement System” (AMS) refers to a new class of device that passively measures walking speed at home, without the need for dedicated space or specialized setup. This study compared an AMS,...

Atlas5D’s Ambient Measurement System (AMS), Echo5D, selected to support Solid Biosciences gene-transfer clinical trial

Atlas5D is proud to announce that Solid Biosciences will utilize the company’s 24×7 real-world mobility and behavioral measurements as part of “Ignite DMD”, a phase I/II gene transfer study to investigate the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of intravenous SGT-001 in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Atlas5D’s Ambient Measurement System (AMS), dubbed Echo5D, will be placed into each patient’s home to help quantify treatment response. Jorge Quiroz, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Solid Biosciences, said, “In the past, there has been no technology that could effectively measure clinically relevant movements in a person’s own home, without the requirement for wearables,...

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