MDNA's diagnostic tests are developed using its proprietary Mitomic Technology™ platform which exploits the unique biological characteristics of mitochondrial DNA making it a highly attractive and effective system for biomarker discovery, early disease detection, monitoring, risk assessment and therapeutic targeting. This innovative platform has led to the discovery of numerous novel and proprietary biomarkers for a multitude of cancers and other diseases. The exceptional biological properties of mitochondrial DNA allow MDNA's proprietary tests to accurately identify early stages of disease progression, using a non-invasive blood sample. "Particularly for endometriosis, which affects 10% of women of childbearing age and currently relies on an invasive surgical procedure for diagnosis, there is significant value in the development of a non-invasive molecular test. The combination of our Mitomic TechnologyTM with the high quality, well-documented clinical specimens from the University of Oxford provides a powerful advantage for our efforts to develop enhanced diagnostic and screening tools for this high burden disease," says Chris Mitton, Chief Executive Officer of MDNA Life Sciences.
About MDNA Life Sciences
MDNA Life Sciences, Inc. is leading the development of molecular diagnostic tests based on the mitochondrial genome. The Company is applying its expertise in mitochondrial genomics to continue development of an extensive and proprietary portfolio of blood-based molecular tests for conditions that are currently dependent on poor or absent screening tests or invasive procedures for detection. The endometriosis test will be the third such test, the first two being for the diagnosis of prostate cancer. Further tests for ovarian and lung cancer are in the pipeline. For more information visit www.mdnalifesciences.com
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