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28 January, 2019 - 11:25 By Kate Sweeney

Canadian patent success adds to PredictImmune’s initial IP family

PredictImmune, a developer of pioneering prognostic tools for guiding treatment options and improving patient outcomes in immune-mediated diseases, has confirmed its latest patent grant in Canada. 

The Canadian patent is part of the Babraham Research Park company’s first family of intellectual property relating to methods for predicting autoimmune disease risk and follows successful grants in the UK and Europe in October 2018.

The Canadian, UK and European patents are part of an expanding and comprehensive portfolio of patent applications and other intellectual property supporting PredictImmune’s goal of enabling personalised medicine for a range of immune-mediated diseases. 

Licensed from Cambridge Enterprise, the Canadian patent addresses methods of assessing whether a subject is at high or low risk of autoimmune disease progression for a series of autoimmune and immune mediated diseases including ANCA-Associated Vasculitis (AAV) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

This latest patent expands PredictImmune’s existing patent portfolio and further protects the organisation’s current IP in the development of prognostic tests across a broad range of inflammatory and immune mediated diseases using a range of platforms.

PredictSURE IBD™, PredictImmune’s first product addressing IBD (both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis) is a first step towards personalised medicine in IBD and an exciting development towards providing better outcomes for patients with IBD, worldwide. PredictSURE IBD™ will be launched in the UK this month.

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