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Oxis in Talks to Establish Oxidative-Stress Biomarker Collaborations

NEW YORK, Jan. 17 (GenomeWeb News) - Oxis International said last week that it is in discussions with a number of researchers and university laboratories to research the role of oxidative-stress biomarkers in human and animal disease.

According to the company, the initial focus of the project will be on bovine spongiform encephalopathy; Creutzfeld-Jacob disease; type II diabetes; atherosclerosis; hepatitis; and neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease.


As such, Oxis said it is discussing partnerships with Claudio Soto, a researcher from the University of Texas Medical Branch; Jacek Rozga, president and CEO of Arbios Systems; Manifred Windisch, CEO of JSW Research; Noah Berkowitz, CEO of Haptoguard; and Jay Heinecke, a researcher from the University of Washington, Seattle.


Details about the discussions were not disclosed.

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