ulcerative colitis

The company believes it can provide tests to predict patients' responsiveness to specific drugs akin to the molecular diagnostics that have now swelled the oncology space.

The test is a 15-biomarker quantitative PCR panel used to stratify patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis based on the severity of their illness.

By achieving certification for the assay, called PredictSure IBD, the Cambridge, UK-based firm can sell it for clinical use across Europe.

The companies aim to develop microbiome diagnostic assays for colon cancer and other gastrointestinal diseases including irritable bowel syndrome.

PredictImmune's test relies on a 16-marker panel run using quantitative PCR to stratify Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis patients according to the severity of their illnesses.

The newly announced Microbiome Immunity Project seeks to discover links between autoimmune diseases and bacteria in and on the human body.

A team has identified disease loci for Crohn's and ulcerative colitis using fine mapping alongside high-density genotyping. 

Based on genetic patterns in thousands of individuals with primary sclerosing cholangitis, researchers identified four new risk loci and explored ties to IBD.

A team of scientists and entrepreneurs is trying to build a company around a dataset from a large multi-omics clinical study funded by Genome Canada.

Researchers used genomic approaches to search for disease clues in purified cells from ileum or colon biopsies of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease patients.

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