By CAROLINA HENRIQUES
Lupas News Today
Progentec Diagnostics is closer to marketing a new set of tools for predicting lupus flares after obtaining $1.25 million in financing.
The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation created the technology the company is using.
Progentec is collaborating with Dr. Judith James, a lupus researcher who developed the technology, to refine the platform. The tools include accurate tests for early diagnosis of lupus, an index that can track the underlying activity of the disease, and an index that can predict flares.
OCA Ventures, Mayo Clinic Ventures, and i2E led the financing round. Mayo said it will use any revenue it receives from the project for patient care, education, and research.