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A novel genetic assay for risk assessment of cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s Disease

Project description

Earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer's by a new genetic assay

Early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease relies on testing that is not easily applicable to the broader population. However, early diagnosis for both families and health providers are crucial as its incidence is expected to triple by 2050 from the current estimate of 45 million. The variaTECT method uses 130K single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) testing and software to analyse DNA extracts from blood or saliva samples. It is 85 % accurate with significant cost savings for patients and revenue for genetic laboratories. The project will upgrade variaTECT’s design to determine dementia types and increase production capacity, aiming for clinical trials for an in-vitro diagnostic device.

Call for proposal

H2020-EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1

Coordinator

CYTOX LIMITED
Net EU contribution
€ 50 000,00
Address
53 Fountain Street
M2 2AN Manchester
United Kingdom

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Region
North West (England) Greater Manchester Manchester
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 21 429,00