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Breakthrough Method for Lipid Analysis in Fecal Material Developed; New Understanding of Diseases/Disorders Related to Gut Function Possible
Date:5/16/2013

SOUTH EASTON, Mass., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (OTCQB: PBIO) ("PBI" or the "Company") today announced the publication in the journal Analytical Chemistry of a study by a team of scientists led by Dr. Bruce Kristal , Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and the Department of Neurosurgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital, entitled: Method Development for Fecal Lipidomics Profiling.  The long-term goal of the study was to gain a greater understanding of the gastrointestinal ("GI") system, i.e., the gut, and its role in health and disease in certain high-risk patient populations (such as premature infants) by analyzing the full lipid profile in fecal material. Lipids are a group of naturally occurring molecules, including fats and cholesterol, which have been associated with a number of diseases and disorders, such as heart disease, cancer, and obesity.

The importance of understanding and evaluating the GI system is evident with recent scientific advances in diseases such as colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and chronic diarrhea, and in disorders such as autism, allergy, and obesity. It is believed that new and improved laboratory tools that enable a better understanding of gut function could have a significant impact on diagnosing, treating, curing, and preventing such diseases and disorders. Furthermore, the ability to better evaluate GI function, especially through simple and non-invasive means, could have a significant impact on decreasing the cost and increasing the quality of healthcare worldwide.

In their publication, Dr. Kristal and colleagues reported that the combination of PBI's patented pressure cycling technology ("PCT") platform and certain chemicals improved the extraction of lipids from fecal material.  They concluded that their new method "opens the door to the use of fecal lipid profi
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