DENVER, June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Corgenix Medical Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CONX), a worldwide developer and marketer of diagnostic test kits, announced today the issuance of one new European patent for the company's AtherOx® (oxLDL/B2GPI) technology and the publication of an important clinical trial studying oxLDL/B2GPI levels in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS).
"We are very pleased to announce these two very important accomplishments," said Douglass Simpson, President and CEO of Corgenix. "The newest patent expands our IP portfolio, and the acute coronary syndrome clinical trial reported remarkable results. Since cardiovascular disease is one of the world's leading causes of death, the early detection of atherosclerosis has become increasingly important, and we are optimistic about the ability of AtherOx to address this significant market."
The clinical trial was conducted at Saint Mary's Hospital in Waterbury, Conn., under the leadership of Thomas P. Greco, M.D.
European patent # EP 1 596 198 B, "Method of Measuring Oxidized LDL-Beta2-GP1-CRP Complex" was issued April 7, 2010. The patent is a method patent providing additional European protection to the components and assay procedure used to measure AtherOx complexes in biological samples. The latest patent adds to previous issued U.S. and European patents.
The clinical study, "Oxidized-LDL/B2-Glycoprotein I Complexes Are Associated With Disease Severity and Increased Risk for Adverse Outcomes in Patients With Acute Coronary Syndromes," was published in the American Journal of Clinical Pathology, 2010; 133:737-743.
|SOURCE Corgenix Medical Corporation|
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