How are flow biopsies different from the traditional tissue biopsy and liquid biopsies?
A tissue biopsy extracts a piece of (hopefully) tumor tissue, which can be used to determine the type and stage of cancer. For more advanced treatments, a biopsy is often required to determine the molecular profile of the cancer and predict if that treatment will be effective.
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A liquid biopsy uses a blood sample instead of tumor tissue. Drawing blood is certainly much safer, simpler, and faster than taking tissue biopsy, but a blood sample does not contain nearly enough cancer material, and analyzing that is difficult and is often hampered by biological noise.
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Instead of drawing a blood sample, flow biopsies use medical wires inserted into the bloodstream to directly collect the cancer cells. A specialized coating captures the circulating cancer cells that flow by, accumulating many more cells over time than there would ever be in a single blood sample.
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Idris passes a critical milestone on the path to the clinic by successfully conducting animal trials on both safety and efficacy. This proves the viability of the concept and paves the way for clinical trials.
We’re raising capital to prepare the way for our first clinical trials. We still have room for a few informals or smaller funds.
-tickets for informals start at €25K, for funds at €250k.
-convertible loan, converts upon larger round in Q4-'23
-25% discount on valuation for larger round
We’re always open to collaborations, such as our ongoing eurostarsTM project, where we were ranked 1st out of all the applications in 2019 call 1.