State College, PA (PRWEB) April 26, 2013
DAaCRO, a contract research organization that performs phase I-IV clinical trials for pharmaceutical companies and clinical studies for healthcare and food supplements industries, has joined the Salimetrics Center of Excellence (COE) program dedicated to testing laboratories that excel in saliva biomarker testing. DAaCRO’s experts utilize sophisticated assessments of effects of psychotropic substances on anxiety, depression and stress utilizing salivary biomarkers, such as salivary cortisol, among others. Being highly reliable, non-invasive, as well as not requiring a laboratory, cortisol measured in saliva reflects the biologically active hormone fraction. Cortisol is also a key hormone in assessing stress, depression, anxiety, and behavior, as well as other somatic and mental diseases.
DAaCRO currently utilizes Salimetrics' diagnostic assays with their revolutionary Neuropattern™ system. Neuropattern™ offers an innovative and easily applied method for assessing the effects of stress on health. “Our Neuropattern system enables us, for the first time ever, to gain insight into causal functional changes. It shows that these changes can each be characterized as a specific pattern of biological psychological and symptomatic events. At the moment it is possible to record 13 different neuropatterns,” says DAaCRO’s CEO Juliane Hellhammer. “Chronic stress load can lead to changes in numerous functions of the central nervous system. Just which of a patient’s brain functions will change is determined by a complex interplay of many diverse risk and protection factors.”
According to Jennifer Jewell, Training Coordinator for the Center of Excellence Laboratory Program, “DAaCRO has collaborated with Salimetrics for many years on stress-related research projects in relation to anxiety, burnout, depression, heart disease, diabetes, etc. and have created a close partnership that mainta
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