Unlocking the Mysteries of the Brain
The brain is the most complex and least understood organ in the body. NanoSomiX, Inc. is at the forefront in establishing an entirely new class of non-invasive testing to address the need for improved brain analytic tools for research and clinical applications using Brain Derived Exosomes (BDE). We are interested in working collaboratively with researchers worldwide to use our blood-based assay technology to further biomarker exploration in neurodegenerative diseases.
Exosomes are extremely small, membrane-bound vesicles produced by cells throughout the body. NanoSomiX is specifically focused on BDEs – exosomes produced by various brain cell populations. A characteristic of BDEs is that they carry brain-produced biomarkers that relate to brain function. With a simple blood draw, pathologic forms or modulation of certain biomarkers can be assessed by our technology. This biomarker assessment can provide needed information about the health and current status of the different brain cell types.
Our laboratory is working with both academic researchers and commercial companies to support ongoing research into biomarkers associated with various neurologic diseases and neurotrauma. Much of our contract work involves studies to confirm the detection of specific biomarkers of interest, and to design protocols for diagnostic or monitoring applications. Working within a CLIA laboratory environment, we can provide a blood-based assay that is repeatable, cost effective and fits easily into a routine diagnostic or research environment.
Our proprietary exosome isolation technology is covered by a recently granted patent, with 5 additional patent applications in process to cover various aspects of BDE processing and marker application. Using BDEs to explore clinical applications in neurodegenerative diseases is supported by several peer-reviewed publications. We are ready to work with you to help move your important biomarker projects forward.
In The News
- Alzheimer’s Diagnostic Tests Inch Forward, but Treatments Are Still Lacking - Scientific American
- Alzheimer's Test Detects Disease Decade Ahead of Onset - Bloomberg News
- New Test May Predict Alzheimer’s 10 Years Before Diagnosis - Time.com