The IgG Anti-AtherOx(R) Test Kit is CE marked for use in the European Union. The Company will market the new product worldwide through its existing distribution network.
The AtherOx(R) technology utilizes oxidized low-density-lipoprotein (oxLDL) complexed with the plasma protein B2GPI. Although oxLDL has been implicated in cardiovascular disease, according to results published in the Annals of N.Y. Academy of Science (2007), determination of oxLDL/B2GPI complexes, rather than oxLDL alone, may be a more physiologic and accurate way of assessing the risk of progressive atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in individuals with systemic lupus erythematosus and lupus-like disorders. Corgenix licensed this technology in 2002, and is developing additional products utilizing this unique platform. Two U.S. patents have been issued and several others are pending.
The IgG Anti-AtherOx(R) Test Kit indication for use is for the detection of IgG antibodies to complexes formed by oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL) with B2-glycoprotein I (B2GPI) in individuals with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and lupus-like disorders (antiphospholipid syndrome).
About Corgenix Medical Corporation
Corgenix is a leader in the development and manufacturing of specialized diagnostic kits for vascular diseases, immunology disorders, and bone and joint disorders. Corgenix diagnostic products are commercialized for use in clinical laboratories throughout the world. The company currently sells over 52 diagnostic products through a global distribution network. More information is available at http://www.corgenix.com.
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