NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Cypress Bioscience has acquired Cellatope's technology platform for diagnosing and monitoring autoimmune disorders, such as lupus, for up to $5 million.

San Diego-based Cypress said that the technology platform uses cell-bound complement activation products for diagnosis and monitoring of response to treatment. It was developed by researchers at the Lupus center for Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh to evaluate cell-bound fragments of activated complement proteins and their utility in diagnosis and monitoring of lupus patients.

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