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 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 [...]