Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide, lung cancer accounts for 12.7% of diagnosed cancers and 18.2% of cancer deaths
Typically, the symptoms of lung cancer appear at an advanced stage of cancer, where the chance of a cure has already passed. Approximately 75% of lung cancers are diagnosed at an advanced stage.4 Early screening is a preferred solution, yet to date, no method for lung cancer screening has proven effective.
GD Biosciences, in collaboration with IPMD, Inc., is developing a simple and highly accurate blood test for the early detection of lung cancer as a solution that addresses the current lack of standard screening procedures.
Our affordable, non-invasive aptamer-based lung cancer screening solution analyzes the plasma protein profile from a small sample of patients’ blood using a revolutionary hypernetwork algorithm. Our goal is to apply this revolutionary technology to aid in the diagnosis of other leading cancers.
Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is the major cause of morbidity and mortality despite recent improvements in cardiac disease management
Current diagnostic and clinical risk stratification tools that rely on established risk factors do not fully estimate the incidence and prevalence of CHD. In fact, over 50% of individuals presenting with a severe cardiac event have at most one risk factor or normal cholesterol levels.
The latest research shows that most heart attacks (75%) are caused by “unstable lesions” that form in the wall of the artery and eventually rupture - causing the blood to clot and prompting a heart attack.
After 15 years of research, GD Biosciences has successfully addressed unstable lesions with the PULS™ (Protein Unstable Lesion Signature) Test, which measures the biological processes underlying unstable lesion formation and rupture. The can help physicians identify vulnerable patients early-on, and implement critical prevention strategies.Visit Pulstest.com
*Data based on 2010 CDC Deaths and Mortality
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