Project title: A highly accurate breast cancer diagnostic test for effective personalized treatment and assessment of therapy response
Funding Scheme: EIC Accelerator
Starting date: 01/05/2020
Duration in months: 24
Estimated budget: 3 499 325,00 EUR
Breast cancer (BCa) is the most common cancer in women worldwide with 2.1M new cases diagnosed annually, and this number is expected to double in 2030. However, today’s diagnostic tests lack precision and, as a result, many BCa patients are misdiagnosed then treated inaccurately, putting their lives at risk while creating undue problems for families and healthcare systems. MultiplexDX (a leading Slovak biotechnology company) proposes a personalized and precise diagnostic test for early and late stage BCa called Multiplex8+. The test combines two IP-protected, revolutionary and multiplexed cancer diagnostic technologies, visualization (RNA FISH) and RNA sequencing. By combining the two technologies to eliminate misdiagnosis, Multiplex8+ defines a specific BCa barcode that suggests a specific personalized treatment, length of therapy and clarifies how likely will a BCa patient benefit from chemotherapy or not.
There are 2 main objectives of this project: 1. Establish an ISO-15189 accredited laboratory to provide diagnostic services to cancer centers (B2B) and additionally to patients (B2C). A clinical validation on 4 000 tissue samples will be conducted to obtain clinically-based evidence; 2. Build the first successful high-value biotech company in Slovakia. The company has already raised €2,05M in seed investments and grants and started sales of subproducts generating €300k in revenues since 2016. MultiplexDX is operating in the Comenius University Science Park in Bratislava and consists of 17 team members, 5 business and 7 scientific advisors. Our planned accumulated revenues in the first 5 years are €305,3M, generating a net profit of €133,0M and representing a ROI of 10,3. Importantly, Multiplex8+ is supported by the entire oncology value chain (patient associations, cancer centers, hospitals, KOLs, insurance companies, pharma/medtech, clinical laboratories, biobanks, investors, etc.).
December 12, 2019 / MultiplexDX Became a Proud Holder of the EIC Accelerator
February 22, 2019 / Another Horizon 2020 Seal of Excellence for MultiplexDX from European Commission
MultiplexDX is one of the most innovative biotech corporations, created to bring its revolutionary technologies to the market of personalized molecular diagnostics. The company has representation in both U.S. and European markets. The collaborators of MultiplexDX are from the world’s most prestigious scientific organizations including the National Cancer Institute, Rockefeller University, Albert Einstein University, Vanderbilt University, Cornell University, Queens University (Canada), Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel), and the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (Germany).
MultiplexDX IP-based and innovative platform merges histopathology methods, biomarker quantification, visualization and gene expression with a single-cell resolution by combining MDX proprietary visual and sequencing technologies into one diagnostic test. This cross-validation approach eliminates diagnostic errors and creates 100% precise cancer profiling for each patient which allows clinicians to suggest specific, personalized cancer treatment.