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Atonomics Achieves Significant Milestone Related to Performance Data for Troponin I Assay Triggering Scheduled Payments From Beckman Coulter
By: PR Newswire
Nov. 26, 2012 03:02 AM
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, November 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Atonomics A/S announced today that it has achieved an important milestone related to a defined set of performance criteria for a Troponin I assay on the new Atolyzer® system.
Since entering an equity investment agreement with Beckman Coulter in May of last year to advance the Atolyzer® within cardiac testing, the company has worked diligently to deliver relevant Troponin I performance data.
"We are pleased to achieve this milestone," said Thomas Warthoe, Atonomics' CEO. "Troponin I is one of the most difficult assays to transfer to a near-patient system and still deliver data that are comparable to what the physicians get from the central laboratory; we believe the Atolyzer® has the potential to allow physicians in the future to continue to safely implement data from a near patient system."
"We expect that this recent and significant achievement will generate appropriate interest from Industry in order to reach the full potential of the Atolyzer® platform," said Ashok Dhanrajgir, Chairman of Atonomics board of directors and senior partner with Inventages Venture Capital
Atonomics' majority shareholders are Inventages Venture Capital, Sunstone Capital, NeuroSearch A/S, and Beckman Coulter.
Atonomics is an emerging technology company based in Copenhagen, Denmark, that designs and manufactures the innovative Atolyzer® system for near-patient testing in hospitals, clinics, physician offices and patient monitoring. Atonomics is pursuing a strategy to partner with leading players in the industry to bring a new dimension of quality to the point-of-care market. The Atolyzer® system is a platform for immuno-diagnostic and molecular diagnostic testing. The Atolyzer® is designed for simplicity and ease of use while preserving performance and safety. The stand-alone device is operated with a single touch by any health worker and can be positioned in any location throughout the hospital, clinic or office where large systems cannot operate, representing true near-patient testing.
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