WASHINGTON, LONDON and HONG KONG, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SuperNova Diagnostics®, Inc., a privately-held global diagnostics company for human and non-human health applications, announced today that it has signed an agreement with Shenzhen Kang Sheng Bao Bio-Technology Co., Ltd. ("KSB"), a biotechnology diagnostics company specializing in research, manufacture and distribution of in-vitro diagnostic kits and research reagents in China and affiliated markets for the research, development, manufacture and commercialisation of diagnostic products and services for the measurement of Neopterin, its metabolites and derivatives utilising the SuperNova technology platform of AmpCrystal®. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
"We are delighted to announce this agreement with KSB Diagnostics, a leader in China and Asia for diagnostics," said Neil Campbell, president & CEO of SuperNova Diagnostics. "This collaborative agreement allows SuperNova and KSB to expand R&D, manufacturing and commercialisation of a proprietary set of biomarkers for acute and chronic inflammatory conditions into one of the world's largest markets initially and then potentially rest of the world."
Neopterin is an analyte of growing interest throughout the world for the detection, monitoring and prognosis of acute and chronic inflammatory responses and is thought to be implicated in over 80 different inflammation-mediated diseases such as cardiovascular, CNS, infectious disease, respiratory and cancer.
About AmpCrystal® Technology
AmpCrystal®, SuperNova Diagnostics' lead technology with multiple product formats, allows for minimally trained individuals (advanced CLIA-waived) to test for a wide range of protein analytes and can detect directly un-amplified DNA in humans, animals or environmental samples. AmpCrystal® is hyper-dense, energy-mediated proprietary nanocrystals
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