Todos Medical Receives Notice of Allowance from the USPTO Covering the Early Diagnosis of Lung Cancer Using the Todos Biochemical Infrared Analysis (TBIA)
REHOVOT, Israel and NEW YORK, May 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Todos Medical Ltd. (OTCQB: TOMDF), a clinical-stage in-vitro diagnostics company focused on the development of blood tests for the early detection of cancer and neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease, today announced it has received a Notice of Allowance from the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) covering the use of its’ proprietary TBIA (Todos Biochemical Infrared Analysis) to detect the presence of a solid tumor in the lung. The approved claims cover the use of isolating, drying and measuring an infrared (IR) spectrum of dried blood plasma to identify the presence of a cancerous tumor in the lung.
“There is a significant unmet medical need for the early detection of lung cancer, for which there are currently no diagnostic tests approved. Receiving this Notice of Allowance is a very positive development for Todos Medical as it further demonstrates the capabilities of our proprietary technology’s novel approach to screen for cancers in the blood from different tissues of origins,” said Dr. Herman Weiss, President & CEO of Todos. “Developing a screening blood test to detect lung cancer at an early stage would be tremendously beneficial to millions of patients, the medical community and the general population. The company is currently commercializing its breast cancer screen in Europe and Israel via partnerships, is continuing to develop a screen for colon cancer for which we have received a CE Mark, and will evaluate next steps with our lung cancer testing technology based on our newly improved patent position”.
About Todos Medical Ltd.
Todos Medical Ltd. (OTCQB: TOMDF), an Israeli company headquartered in Rehovot, is a cancer in-vitro-diagnostic (“IVD”) company engaged in the development of a series of blood tests for the early detection of a variety of cancers and neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease. The company has developed two cancer screening tests based on TBIA (Todos Biochemical Infrared Analyses), a method for cancer screening using peripheral blood analysis. The TBIA screening method is based on the cancer’s influence on the immune system which triggers biochemical changes in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (“PBMC”) and plasma. This proprietary and patented method incorporates biochemistry, physics and signal processing. The company’s two cancer screening tests, TM-B1 and TM-B2 are CE marked in the EU.
Additionally, the company's joint venture entity owns the exclusive rights to the Lymphocyte Proliferation Test (LymPro Test), a diagnostic blood test that determines the ability of peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBLs) and monocytes to withstand an exogenous mitogenic stimulation that induces them to enter the cell cycle. It is believed that certain diseases, most notably Alzheimer's disease, are the result of compromised cellular machinery that leads to aberrant cell cycle re-entry by neurons which then leads to apoptosis. LymPro is unique in the use of peripheral blood lymphocytes as a surrogate for neuronal cell function, suggesting a common relationship between PBLs and neurons in the brain.
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About Breakthrough Diagnostics, Inc.
Breakthrough Diagnostics, Inc. is a joint venture owned by Amarantus Bioscience Holdings, Inc. (OTCPK: AMBS) (80.01%) and Todos Medical Ltd (OTCQB: TMDF) (19.99%). Breakthrough has been assigned the intellectual property and other rights to LymPro Test®, a diagnostic blood test for Alzheimer’s disease, as well as rights to other neurological diagnostics testing intellectual property. Todos Medical owns an exclusive option to acquire the 80.01% of Breakthrough Diagnostics that it currently does not own.
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Released May 1, 2019