We received the following press release today, which we reproduce in full.
Ceres Nanosciences and Innatoss Laboratories to Launch the Nanotrap® Lyme Antigen Test in the European Union
The Nanotrap® Lyme Antigen Test, a direct urine test for the presence of a Lyme bacteria protein, will be made available to patients throughout Europe.
MANASSAS, Va. —August 15th, 2017 — Ceres Nanosciences, Inc. (Ceres) and Innatoss Laboratories (Innatoss) announced today a partnership that will deliver the Nanotrap® Lyme Antigen Test out of Innatoss’ clinical testing laboratories in the Netherlands for patient benefit throughout the European Union. The Nanotrap® Lyme Antigen Test is the first highly-sensitive, urine-based test capable of directly detecting a Lyme protein antigen in a patient at any stage of infection. In 2015, Ceres launched the Nanotrap® Lyme Antigen Test for patients across the United States, after publishing the results of a 268-patient clinical study led by George Mason University in collaboration with leaders from the infectious disease community. To learn more about the Nanotrap® Lyme Antigen Test in the United States, visit https://www.lymedx.com/.
The partnership announced today makes Innatoss an exclusive provider of the Nanotrap® Lyme Antigen Test as a laboratory developed test in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. This will complement Innatoss’ CE-certified Q-detect™ test for Q fever.
“Ceres is excited to announce this partnership with Innatoss to make the Nanotrap® Lyme Antigen Test available to patients across Europe,” said Ross Dunlap, Chief Executive Officer of Ceres, “Innatoss’ reputation as a high-quality, science-focused organization, and their plan to replicate our patient-focused, data-driven approach to roll out the Nanotrap® Lyme Antigen Test aligns well with Ceres’ strategy. We are pleased to be their partner in the test’s launch in Europe.”
Anja Garritsen, Chief Executive Officer of Innatoss Laboratories, confirms the patients’ need for this Lyme disease test. “An effective test for direct detection of Borrelia burgdorferi has been on our and the patients’ wish lists for a long time. With the Nanotrap® Lyme Antigen Test, we are introducing such a test in Europe. This is an important step in overcoming the controversy surrounding Lyme disease testing. We expect the results to help answer the challenging question that the physicians and their patients are asking: are symptoms and health issues related to active Borrelia burgdorferi infection?”
About Ceres Nanosciences, Inc.
Ceres Nanosciences is a privately held company focused on the development of research and diagnostic products using its unique and proprietary Nanotrap® particle technology. The Nanotrap® particle technology provides powerful biomarker capture and biofluid sample processing capabilities for a wide array of diagnostic applications and sample handling needs. The Nanotrap® particle technology was invented at George Mason University and developed under funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). With support from the NIH, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Commonwealth of Virginia, Ceres is focused on incorporating this technology into a range of innovative diagnostic products.
About Innatoss Laboratories
Innatoss Laboratories is a research-intensive organization with a focus on diagnostic testing and years of experience in the pharmaceutical and diagnostics industry. Innatoss works closely with patient organizations and university medical centers contributing to meaningful and scientifically sound innovations. Innatoss’ mission is to significantly reduce health problems associated with infectious diseases such as Q fever and Lyme disease by providing reliable and predictive diagnostic tests that allow for adequate and timely treatment. Innatoss only brings these tests to market after sound validation and with easy access to the population at risk.
Ross M. Dunlap, Ceres Nanosciences, Inc 1.800.615.0418 ext. 202 email@example.com
Maarten van der Zanden, Innatoss Laboratories BV, T: +31 6 3735 3787 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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