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Proteome Sciences PLC
30 June 2017
 

 

 

Proteome Sciences plc

 

("Proteome Sciences" or the "Company")

 

Stroke Diagnostic Presentation at EuroMedLab 2017 - Research Milestone Achieved

 

We are pleased to announce that Randox Laboratories Ltd, ("Randox") presented the first results from a prospective trial using its Rapid Stroke Array at the EuroMedLab 2017 meeting in Athens earlier this month. This is a novel diagnostic test designed to improve the clinical management of stroke and is based on multiple biomarkers some of which have been licensed from Proteome Sciences and developed in association with the Biomedical Proteomics Research Group at the University of Geneva.

 

In a study of 192 individuals, led by Dr. Konstantinos Makris of KAT General Hospital, Athens, Greece, the Randox Rapid Stroke Array showed excellent performance in identifying stroke from mimic conditions and healthy controls, and in differentiating between ischaemic and haemorrhagic strokes. 

 

With the presentation of these data, Randox and Proteome Sciences have agreed that a pre-established milestone for the delivery of a stroke array for research purposes has now been achieved and an associated payment of £100,000 will be made by Randox according to the contractual terms initially agreed in April 2012.

 

Commenting on the presentation, Dr Ian Pike, Chief Scientific Officer at Proteome Sciences, said:  "The results from the first trial of the Randox Rapid Stroke Array are very encouraging and have confirmed the potential of biomarkers to provide clinicians with a clearer diagnosis and to improve patient management."

 

John Lamont, Chief Scientist at Randox, said:  "We are extremely pleased with the outcome of this study and look forward to the completion of a prospective registration trial which is currently being planned."

 

 

For further information:

 

Proteome Sciences plc

Dr Jeremy Haigh, Chief Executive Officer                         Tel: +44 (0)20 7043 2116

Dr Ian Pike, Chief Scientific Officer

 

Geoff Ellis, Finance Director

 

finnCap Limited (Nominated Adviser/Broker)

Geoff Nash/James Thompson

 

 

                Tel: +44 (0)20 7220 0500

Tony Quirke (broking)

 

IFC Advisory (Financial PR and IR)

Tim Metcalfe/Graham Herring/Miles Nolan

              Tel: +44 (0)20 3053 8671

 

               

Notes for editors:

 

Proteome Sciences is a leader in applied proteomics offering high sensitivity, proprietary technologies and workflows for mapping cell signalling pathways (SysQuant®, TMTcalibrator) and for the discovery, validation and assay development of protein biomarkers. The company has its headquarters in London, UK, with laboratory facilities in Frankfurt, Germany from where the PS Biomarker Services division provides outsourced proteomics services and proprietary biomarker assays to biopharmaceutical and diagnostics companies and to academia.

 

Proteome Sciences has patented a number of novel protein biomarkers for diagnostic and treatment applications in important areas of human therapeutics such as cancer, stroke and Alzheimer's disease, and these are available for license.

 

This announcement contains inside information for the purpose of Article 7 of EU Regulation 596/2014.

 

 


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