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Micropharma completes development of first microbiome clinical lab test using digital PCR technology
Date:10/23/2013

itive and negative droplets are numbered in a droplet counter to produce the final result. Dr. Ganopolsky was quoted as saying "The technique is so sensitive that can detect only one copy of the gene without false positives". In addition, the accuracy of droplet digital PCR is up to 10 times higher than the traditional qPCR, which is necessary in this type of analysis. Micropharma aims to expand the development of the SenseIT platform which represents the first approach to personalized medicine tests based on microbiome analysis.

About Micropharma Limited

Micropharma is a Canadian biotechnology company focused on human health through the microbiome. The company applies a unique approach, ProSelect, to the discovery and commercialization of novel products based on the human microbiome for the diagnosis and treatment of metabolic diseases.  Micropharma works on disease specific products with clear microbiome related mechanisms, and links to biomarkers that are associated with improving human health.  Micropharma is developing diagnostics and oral biologic therapies in the area of metabolic disease including hypercholesterolemia, metabolic syndrome, obesity, and diabetes.  For more info go to www.micropharma.net

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