ProAxsis Limited has contracted with National Jewish Health (NJH), the leading respiratory hospital in the United States, to validate the company’s ProteaseTag® point-of-care technology for real-time management of small airway inflammation in a spectrum of respiratory diseases including Cystic Fibrosis and COPD. ProAxsis’ technology will allow clinicians to measure active Neutrophil Elastase as a potential predictor of chronic respiratory disease exacerbations and severity in COPD and cystic fibrosis, and offers a potential companion diagnostic for disease modifying agents. COPD affects more than 24 million Americans, and is the third leading cause of death. National Jewish Health is the #1 ranked Hospital in Respiratory Disease by US News and World Report 2017.
Commenting on the news, Dr David Ribeiro, CEO of ProAxsis, said: “National Jewish Health is a globally recognised leader in respiratory care and research, so this agreement brings tremendous resources and expertise to our effort to bring the ProteaseTag® technology to market in the US.”
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