BioPorto receives intention to grant for NGAL exclusion patent in Europe

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The European Patent Office has published intention to grant BioPorto’s patent no. EP2064553 regarding exclusion of acute kidney injury. The patent is part of BioPorto’s IP rights in the NGAL area and is complementary to the NGAL cutoff patent.

For further information, please contact:

Christina Thomsen, Investor Relations

Telephone +45 4529 0000, e-mail investor@bioporto.com

 

The kidney biomarker NGAL

Every year about 13 million people are struck by acute kidney injury worldwide, of whom about 4 million die. Nevertheless, there has been no real progress in methods of diagnosing kidney injury over the last half century. Existing methods, such as serum creatinine determination, only signal kidney failure 24-72 hours after the injury has taken place. In contrast, NGAL rises to diagnostic levels within a few hours of kidney injury and thus enables the physician to make vital clinical decisions before the damage progresses to potentially fatal renal shutdown. In addition to helping the patient, cost-benefit analyses show that implementing NGAL testing will contribute to reducing hospital costs in the management of kidney injury and its consequences.

 

About BioPorto

BioPorto Diagnostics A/S is an in-vitro diagnostics company that provides healthcare professionals in clinical and research settings a range of diagnostic tests and antibodies. Our pioneering product portfolio includes assays for underserved disease states such as NGAL for acute kidney injury. We sell our products in more than 80 countries through diverse sales channels and partners. BioPorto has its headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark and islisted on the NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen stock exchange.