SOUTH EASTON, Mass., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (OTCQB: PBIO) ("PBI" or the "Company") today announced that scientists from three separate research groups presented data at the recent US HUPO 9th Annual Conference indicating that sample preparation methods based on the Company's patented pressure cycling technology ("PCT") platform resulted in improved quality and/or efficiency of test results. The US HUPO conference was held March 10-13, 2013 in Baltimore, MD. The studies were conducted by scientists from ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich; from the Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") and the National Institutes of Health ("NIH"); and from the Johns Hopkins University, Louisiana State University, and Wake Forest University Schools of Medicine.
Professor Ruedi Aebersold , Professor of Molecular Systems Biology at ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich, stated that a key barrier to the development of personalized medicine cancer diagnostics and therapeutics has been the difficulty in identifying specific biomarkers. Data presented by Professor Aebersold indicated that by combining a novel biomarker strategy with a cutting-edge protein analysis method, the targeting of cellular and plasma proteins could be enhanced. This, in turn, could result in an increased chance to discover novel biomarkers. Professor Aebersold called this method "PCT-SWATH", since the use of PCT to prepare samples prior to analysis was essential to the process, offering high throughput with minimal sample loss. A case study on prostate cancer was used to illustrate the concept.
Dr. Natalia Pripuzova , from Dr. Michail Alterman 's lab at the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research of the FDA, presented
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