Early and reliable detection and monitoring of adverse events is essential for improving of patient safety, reducing late attrition of drug candidates, and enhancing understanding of toxic mechanisms. The Translational Safety Biomarker Pipeline (TransBioLine) project will focus on development of biomarkers of injury for liver, kidney, pancreas, vasculature, central nervous system (CNS) and the development of non-invasive microRNA biomarkers using liquid biopsies. The project is coordinated by the University of Zurich with Pfizer as industry lead, and involves 27 partners (pharmaceutical companies, small and medium-sized enterprises, and academic institutions) from ten European countries and the United States of America. With a total budget of € 28 million, the EU and the pharmaceutical companies involved are financing the [...]
TAmiRNA and advanceCOR, a drug developing biotechnology company which focuses on personalized medicine in cardiovascular diseases, receive Eurostars project entitled: ”A novel microRNA-based platelet function biomarker for personalized anti-thrombotic treatment”. The aim of the Eurostars project is to validate the use of the thrombomiR™ kit for management of anti-thrombotic therapies. The thrombomiR™ kit is a minimally invasive blood test that can determine changes in platelets reactivity (for example due to a therapy), based on the quantitative analysis of microRNAs, Specifically, the thrombomiR™ kit allows the targeted detection and quantitation of platelet-specific microRNAs in blood plasma. The concentration of these microRNAs increases in the course of activation of platelets and decreases as a result of therapeutic inactivation. Thus, [...]
We want to draw your attention to the latest publication of the Department of Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, in cooperation with TAmiRNA GmbH, in Hepatology. "Predicting Postoperative Liver Dysfunction Based on Blood Derived MicroRNA Signatures." Hepatology. 2019 Jun;69(6):2636-2651. Personalized medicine in liver surgery. Together with colleagues from Medical University Vienna we could show that plasma levels of three miRNAs can accurately predict liver dysfunction prior to surgery. This will allow us to stratify patients into risk groups that need preoperative liver volume augmentation or might even be better off with alternative treatment options. Click here to read the study
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TAmiRNA receives FFG EARLY STAGE for the development of novel theranostic solutions based on microRNA biomarkers – the PATH project.
PATH stands for "Project for Advancing the Application of MicroRNAs as THeranostic Biomarkers". The aim of this project is to create optimal framework conditions for successful research and development of the application of microRNAs as theranostic biomarkers. “Theranostics” means the increasingly close integration of diagnostics and therapy. The aim of theranostics is to enable the right therapy for the right patient at the right time. A biomarker generally refers to a measurable indicator of a biological state or condition. MicroRNAs are a new class of biomarkers with enormous potential for applications in theranostics. They are short regulatory RNA molecules that are essential for the proper function of cells and tissues. The development of diseases is mostly due [...]
We want to draw your attention to our latest article “Improving Quality Of Life For Patients With Osteoporosis Using MicroRNAs” Our simulations provide evidence for the utility of the osteomiR™ test for fracture risk assessment, and, furthermore, highlight the general potential of circulating microRNAs to be exploited as minimal-invasive diagnostic tools. Click here to read the study
We want to draw your attention to the latest publication in cooperation with TAmiRNA GmbH, in Obesity Surgery.” Reduction of Premature Aging Markers After Gastric Bypass Surgery in Morbidly Obese Patients.” The findings indicate a significant reduction of the proinflammatory SASP after bariatric surgery. An increase in telomere length and reduced oxidative stress at telomeres was observed. Moreover, miR10a-5p which is downregulated during aging was upregulated after surgery. Click here to read the study
Serum levels of bone-related microRNAs and their association to bone microstructure and histomorphometry
We want to draw your attention to the latest publication of the VINFORCE research Group in cooperation with TAmiRNA GmbH, in Scientific Reports from Nature. “Bone-related circulating microRNAs miR-29b-3p, miR-550a-3p, and miR-324-3p and their association to bone microstructure and histomorphometry.” Scientific Reports, Volume 8,4867 (2018) MicroRNAs are promising new biomarkers for bone diseases. The findings enhance the potential value of circulating miRNAs as bone biomarkers and the clinical utility of miRNAs to reflect dynamic changes in bone formation and microstructure. Click here to read the study
TAmiRNA & Vivomicx announce the introduction of new technology to make preclinical drug discovery and drug development more efficient.
TAmiRNA & Vivomicx have combined their technologies of laser microdissection and high sensitivity qPCR, which enables the quantitative analysis of cell-type specific RNA expression in complex tissues. Using this protocol TAmiRNA & Vivomicx have already been able to demonstrate: the profound difference of RNA expression between whole tumor and subsets of cells within the tumor and the large heterogeneity in RNA expression between colorectal* tumor compartments such as tumor, stroma and tumor endothelial cells. * Note: the technology can be utilized for almost any tissue sample. The combination of Vivomicx and TAmiRNA´s proprietary protocols is clearly superior to the current standard where only whole tumor material is analyzed, and marks another step on the road to make the [...]