As part of our continuing programme aimed at the identification and acquisition of novel markers, and the delivery of new patented tests to our partners, in 2009 we signed a global agreement with Hansa Medical, of Lund, Sweden, for exclusive rights to a diagnostic assay for Heparin Binding Protein (HBP) as a promising marker for severe sepsis and related conditions. Under the terms of the agreement, Axis-Shield will develop tests for HBP and seek commercial partners to incorporate the assay onto the menus of high-throughput laboratory systems.
Our new HBP assay was launched in 2012 and data to date suggest the test has better performance than existing markers for identification of those patients at risk of developing severe sepsis.
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