ImmunArray Partners with Quanterix to Research Traumatic Brain Injuries
Friday, September 30, 2016
Quanterix Corporation, a company digitizing biomarker analysis to accurately measure change for precision health, is making a strategic investment in ImmunArray, a molecular diagnostics company advancing the development of novel, multi-marker tests for complex diseases with compelling levels of accuracy. As part of the deal, ImmunArray gains access to Quanterix Simoa technology. Both companies are pioneering new approaches to medical diagnoses in complementary areas of neurological disease, focusing on the identification and analysis of molecular biomarkers in the blood.
Quanterix and ImmunArray will work together to continue advancing research and technology in order to provide an accurate method for detecting mild to moderate traumatic brain injury in the future. Also, Quanterix will add select ImmunArray markers to its multiplexing panel for the neurology research market. These additions provide researchers with the ability to measure multiple proteins simultaneously at the single molecule level using Quanterix’ Simoa technology.
“This investment and collaboration agreement enhance our two companies’ collective ability to provide the broadest portfolio of biomarker panels to the research market utilizing highly sensitive technology,” said Donna Edmonds, chairman and CEO of ImmunArray. “As we continue to advance the research and development of panels for the detection and diagnosis of traumatic brain injury and other neurodegenerative diseases in acute and chronic settings, we will now have added support from Quanterix to help accelerate the development of important diagnostic tools. We welcome this vote of confidence from our colleagues at Quanterix and look forward to working closely with them.”
Both ImmunArray and Quanterix were among 16 companies, universities and research institutes nationwide that received grants in 2014 from General Electric Co. and the National Football League to research better ways of detecting, preventing and treating head injuries.