HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Wanted: Companies to license life-saving breath test developed at NJIT

Menssana Research, located in the small business incubator program at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), is seeking companies to license its federally-approved Heartsbreath test, a life-saving technology. Since 1985, Menssana has been developing a unique series of two-minute breath tests. The Heartsbreath Test is the company's first to secure Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. Several more tests, including one for lung cancer, are in the pipeline.

The Heartsbreath test determines whether patients with heart transplants are showing signs of rejecting their new heart. It is non-invasive and risk-free. FDA approved the test for clinical use as an adjunct to biopsy.

"We are at the point where it makes sense to interest other companies in licensing this breath test so that it can be sold to hospitals and doctors," said Menssana founder and CEO Michael Phillips, MD. Phillips is a clinical professor of internal medicine at New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, and a Fort Lee resident. The Enterprise Development Center (EDC) at NJIT, which keeps new technology businesses alive and growing in New Jersey, operates the incubator program.

"One day I hope to see our breath testing equipment, which is relatively small and easy to use, in every physician's office and hospital lab," Phillips added. "Our tests can not only save lives, but they can make medicine less frightening for millions of people," (EDITOR'S NOTE: To interview Phillips either in his lab or by telephone, contact Sheryl Weinstein at 973-596-3436.)

"Doctors have used breath to uncover disease since the time of Hippocrates in Ancient Greece. We've known for more than 2000 years that a diabetic's breath smells fruity, like rotten apples. We now know that it's because of the acetone in their breath. Patients with failing kidneys have breath that smells like urine, and diseases of the liver and the lungs also have distinctive odors. We've taken ancient
'"/>

Contact: Sheryl Weinstein
sheryl.m.weinstein@njit.edu
973-596-3436
New Jersey Institute of Technology
10-Aug-2005


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Companies license real-time pathogen detection technology developed at Kent State, NEOUCOM
2. University of Colorado licenses two influenza virus detection discoveries to Quidel Corp.
3. Macrochem acquires option to license pexiganan
4. Brandeis and Brigham and Womens Hospital license technology for Gauchers to Amicus Therapeutics
5. University of Colorado influenza chip licensed by Quidel Corp. of San Diego
6. Rensselaer licenses microscope technology to Thorlabs
7. Columbia University licenses next-generation DNA sequencing technology
8. Case Western Reserve University licenses methoxyamine to Tracon
9. Yale licenses potential anti-HIV agent to Oncolys BioPharma of Japan
10. Mount Sinai School of Medicine licenses avian flu vaccine to Avimex
11. Yale ovarian cancer detection technology licensed in China by SurExam

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/19/2017)... , April 19, 2017 ... its vendor landscape is marked by the presence of ... is however held by five major players - 3M ... these companies accounted for nearly 61% of the global ... leading companies in the global military biometrics market boast ...
(Date:4/13/2017)... 13, 2017 UBM,s Advanced Design and Manufacturing ... feature emerging and evolving technology through its 3D Printing ... run alongside the expo portion of the event and ... demonstrations focused on trending topics within 3D printing and ... manufacturing event will take place June 13-15, 2017 at the ...
(Date:4/11/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... ... to grow at a CAGR of 30.37% during the period 2017-2021. ... been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from ... prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... ... October 10, 2017 , ... ... FirstHand program has won a US2020 STEM Mentoring Award. Representatives of the FirstHand ... Excellence in Volunteer Experience from US2020. , US2020’s mission is to change the ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... ... October 10, 2017 , ... ... 13 prestigious awards honoring scientists who have made outstanding contributions to ... symposium during Pittcon 2018, the world’s leading conference and exposition for laboratory science, ...
(Date:10/9/2017)... ... October 09, 2017 , ... ... journal, Epilepsia, Brain Sentinel’s SPEAC® System which uses the surface electromyography (sEMG) ... tonic-clonic seizures (GTCS) using surface electromyography (sEMG). The prospective multicenter phase III ...
(Date:10/6/2017)... ... 2017 , ... On Tuesday, October 24th, ABC² (Accelerate Brain ... adaptive clinical trial for glioblastoma (GBM). The featured speaker will be Dr. Brian ... to the public, but registration is required. , WHAT: ABC² Brain Cancer ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: