NEW YORK, June 7, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- "Pulmo BioTech Inc. (OTCBB:PLMO) (Frankfurt:PB0) has announced that early indications are that its PulmoBind™ product candidate has the potential for early diagnosis of Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) in the pediatric population. PH is a potentially life threatening and crippling disease; it is also very hard to diagnose. A typical diagnostic path for PH would include 2D Echocardiography with Doppler Flow studies, High Res CT of the chest, VP Lung Scanning and Cardiac Catheterization. Such diagnostic studies are expensive and in the case of Cardiac Catheterization, highly invasive. It is difficult to justify exposing infants to such a battery of tests without high prior clinical suspicion of PH and therefore justifies the need for simpler and possibly earlier diagnostic modalities. If our early experimental results are borne out by further experiments and trials, then PulmoBind™, as a simple, non-invasive screening test could be of particular benefit to the diagnosis of PH and other conditions afflicting the Pulmonary Vascular system in pediatric subjects where early stage diagnosis is perhaps of even more importance than it is in adults," stated Garry McCann, CEO Pulmo BioTech Inc.
About Pulmo BioTech Inc.
Pulmo BioTech Inc. specializes in the development and marketing of medical technology and research. Our proven strengths combine extensive commercial experience and academic credentials. The principal staff members are acknowledged experts in their specialized fields, and work with a broad range of investment institutions. Our mission is to utilize scientific imagination and drive, together with managerial and financial acumen, to bring innovative and profitable products to the marketplace to the benefit of all stockholders.
About PulmoScience Inc.
PulmoScience Inc. was established in 2006, and is currently developing a non-invasive Molecular Imaging technique for the diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism, Pulmonary Hypertension and Lung Inflammatory diseases under the trade name PulmoBind™.
PulmoScience was conceived within the Montreal Heart Institute "MHI" (a world renowned hospital and educational facility). Jointly owned by MHI subsidiary Innovacor as the technical and operational partner, Dr. Jocelyn Dupuis (the scientific director and originator of the PulmoBind™ Molecular Imaging technology), and by Pulmo BioTech Inc. as the funding partner, PulmoScience Inc. aims to develop this unique and exciting technology, to fund necessary trials, and to bring the products to market.
PulmoScience believes that the market for its product candidates is worth in excess of $500 million per annum and that, provided Regulatory Approval is achieved, the safety and efficacy of its products could allow it to dominate that market.
PulmoBind™ uses an intravenously delivered radionuclide tagged molecule which specifically bonds to the inner walls of the circulatory system in the lungs, and by the use of an external Gamma Camera allows an image of the integrity of the blood vessels throughout the lungs to be seen by a diagnostic clinician. PulmoScience is currently undertaking Regulatory Approval for Phase I Human Trials, and while subsequent results from additional tests might not corroborate the current results, PulmoScience believes that PulmoBind™ has the potential to dominate the market for the diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism. In particular, this belief is driven by PulmoScience's expectations of the improved safety and efficacy that PulmoBind™ will offer when compared to the current incumbent nuclear medicine based technology for the diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism. In addition, early indications are that PulmoBind™ could be highly effective in the early stage diagnosis of Pulmonary Hypertension, a condition for which there is no current front line diagnostic test. The addressable market for the product candidates being developed by PulmoScience is believed by the company to be worth in excess of $500 million per annum.
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