Abnormal results in Cervical Cancer Screening may trigger symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Oncgnostics GmbH draws attention to this on the annual World Mental Health Day on 10 October and points out that conspicuous Pap test results and/or positive HPV tests have a negative effect on the psyche of the women concerned. The company, which specialises in the diagnosis of cancers, refers to a recent study.

In the study, 3,753 women were surveyed online. Out of these women, at least one abnormal finding was reported by about half of them as part of cervical cancer screenings. More than half of the affected women suffered from recurring abnormalities for more than a year. Stress over this long period of time has an impact on their mental health. 28 percent of the women showed symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder at the time of the survey.

World Mental Health Day draws attention

Already in 1992, the World Mental Health Day was organised by the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH). It aims at raising awareness of mental health and the needs of people with mental disorders. Physical illnesses are generally acknowledged by society and attributed to external causes. However, mental illnesses are still widely thought to be self-inflicted today.

oncgnostics GmbH draws attention to psychological distress

With the study published in July, oncgnostics’ managing directors Dr Alfred Hansel and Dr Martina Schmitz as co-authors point out the current situation in cervical cancer screening, as explained in detail in the press release below.

 

Press Release
On the World Mental Health Day
oncgnostics GmbH
10.10.2020

 

Experience reports from women who are in family planning, but for whom a conspicuous finding was made during cancer screening, are often characterised by uncertainty and frustration. After a joint appeal with anti-cancer activist Myriam von M., many women told us their stories. Some of them experienced high-risk pregnancies or even miscarriages after a conisation. They felt guilty and were afraid of a new pregnancy, despite their desire to have children.

Conspicuous finding: Effects on family planning

If there are abnormalities in cervical cancer screening, such as a conspicuous Pap finding or a positive HPV test, this can lead to psychological stress. This is shown by a new study for which 3,753 German women were surveyed.

  • According to this study, almost every second woman is psychologically stressed by the risks of conisation.
  • For almost a third of the respondents, the consideration of having a conisation has a strong influence on having a child.

These women’s insecurity is partly the result of the so-called “watchful waiting”. Any abnormalities found in the tissue often heal on their own. Therefore, they are often observed with repeated tests over a long period of time. Women who have not yet completed family planning might have the feeling as if they are losing valuable time. The knowledge that cervical cancer will develop over many years can also put women who wish to have children under time pressure. These women might want to become pregnant as quickly as possible before the supposedly bad results of the cervical smear worsen.

Is there a connection between conisation and preterm birth?

If the results of the examination remain conspicuous or if the findings deteriorate, the probability of cancer increases. In this case, the doctor is allowed to recommend and perform a conisation. The cervix is cut out in the shape of a cone [1].

It is controversial whether there is a direct connection between such an intervention and a premature birth. However, various scientific studies suggest that the risk of preterm birth increases after a conisation has been performed.

Study results from 2010 [2] showed:

  • Every third woman who underwent two conisations had a preterm birth before the 37th week of pregnancy. Among the women with one conisation, this happened to eleven percent, without a conisation four percent were concerned.
  • Extreme premature births before the 28th week of pregnancy occurred for three percent of women who had two conisations. It was one percent among the women with one conisation and 0.3 percent among those without surgery.

It becomes understandable that women who are affected are worried about planning a first or further pregnancy.

Signs of cervical cancer: Pregnancy is not impossible

Important Note: Abnormalities in cervical cancer screening are not an obstacle to the family planning for women. It is necessary to interpret the signs precisely. The human papillomavirus (HPV) infection can cause cancer, but it does not have to. The majority of women have had an HPV infection in their lives that usually heals on its own completely unnoticed. Conspicuous Pap finding might worsen, but it can also improve. Rarely does cancer actually develop out of it.

Cervical cancer develops through various preliminary stages. It can be diagnosed at an early stage. In this case, the cancer is almost always curable. The uterus itself is preserved and is not damaged.

It becomes clear that regular preventive examinations at the gynecologist are an important part of family planning even before the actual pregnancy. In case of abnormal Pap smear results or HPV infections, molecular biological methods can help to find out whether these abnormalities are actually a sign of a pre-cancerous stage or an already existing cancer. The time of the close examinations at the gynecologist can thus be significantly shortened and decisions to preserve the women’s healthcare can be made very soon. Therefore, surgical interventions such as a conisation can also be avoided.

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[1] https://www.krebsgesellschaft.de/onko-internetportal/basis-informationen-krebs/leben-mit-krebs/kinderwunsch-und-krebs/erhalt-der-fruchtbarkeit.html

[2] Ørtoft et al. (2010): After conisation of the cervix, the perinatal mortality as a result of preterm delivery increases in subsequent pregnancy, in: BJOG 117:258–267.

 

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As part of a new EU consortium, Oncgnostics GmbH is investigating diagnostic possibilities of immune collapse after sepsis.

More than 140 people die every day in Germany of sepsis, commonly known as blood poisoning. Two thirds of them do not die from the out of control inflammatory reactions in the whole body, but rather from the consequences of a subsequent weakened immune system. Scientists from Germany, Belgium and Austria now want to investigate which patients are at risk, and how the dangerous breakdown of the immune system can be diagnosed as early as possible, in the joint project SEPSDIA (Development of an epigenetics-based blood test to detect immunosuppression in patients with sepsis). The aim is to identify markers in the blood of patients which can be used for an early test. As a specialist for epigenetic biomarkers, oncgnostics GmbH is providing scientific support for the project and carrying out analyses.

The Belgian company Diagenode, which is in charge of the joint project, is responsible for the development of the test kit, Platomics GmbH from Austria provides the software for the evaluation of the test results, and a research group from the Hospital of Anaesthesiology, Heidelberg University Hospital, is investigating the molecular mechanisms of sepsis.

Sepsis develops as a consequence of an infection, such as pneumonia, infected injuries or as a complication after major surgery. It starts from the site of infection, then the immune reaction spreads and the organism goes into a state of shock, resulting in organ failure. Yet thanks to modern treatment concepts in intensive medical care, this highly life-threatening condition is no longer the main cause of death for sepsis today. As dramatic as the initial over- and malfunctioning of the immune system can be, the subsequent phase in which the immune system collapses is no less dangerous, even if more silent. In these patients, new infections with pathogens, occur all the time, which are very typical of a weakened immune system.  Patients often need intensive medical care for weeks or months, and sometimes antibiotic therapies fail.

‘Core of our business is the detection of characteristic changes in cancer cells using epigenetic markers, and we are now applying this expertise to a new medical field. This is what makes it attractive for us to actively participate in this project, by identifying and characterising DNA methylation markers in Sepsis,’ oncgnostics Managing Director Dr Martina Schmitz explains.

About oncgnostics GmbH:

Oncgnostics GmbH, based in Jena, specialises in the early detection of cancer. Its tests detect changes that are characteristic of the DNA of cancer cells. Founded in 2012, the company launched GynTect in 2015. As part of early detection of cervical cancer, the test clarifies whether cervical cancer or precursors thereof are already present. Oncgnostics GmbH also conducts research with the goal to develop tests for other types of cancer. Detailed information is available at www.oncgnostics.com.

The oncgnostics managers together with Geneo Dx managers and colleagues.

Approval for cervical cancer screening test in the Chinese market expected in early 2020 / First contacts in Japan

Shanghai/Yokohama/Tokyo/Jena, 1 November 2019 –Our business partner in China, GeneoDx, is about to get approval to commercialise GynTect in the Chinese market. This issue was discussed at a business meeting with representatives from oncgnostics GmbH in Shanghai.

Our Chinese business partner GeneoDx, a SINOPHARM subsidiary, presented oncgnostics’ managing directors, Dr Martina Schmitz and Dr Alfred Hansel, in Shanghai with the results of their recently completed approval study for the National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) for the molecular biological test GynTect. The approval of GynTect for the Chinese market is expected in early 2020. The test allows reliable and rapid diagnosis of cervical cancer and its precancerous stages.

‘Our partners have conducted a study with approximately 1,300 samples. Results look very promising. We are optimistic that GeneoDx will receive approval for GynTect without any problems. Moreover, the study will be followed by high-ranking publications,’ states oncgnostics’ managing director Martina Schmitz.

Dr Alfred Hansel visited BioJapan in Yokohama, Japan. At the conference, he cultivated existing contacts, which he had made during a visit to MedTech Japan in Tokyo earlier this year. He also held discussions with other companies on the marketing opportunities of GynTect in Japan and other countries in Southeast Asia.

The Asian market is interesting for oncgnostics not only with regard to GynTect. International partnerships are also being sought for current pipeline projects, in particular the development of assays in the field of head and neck tumour diagnostics.

About oncgnostics:

Jena’s oncgnostics GmbH specialises in the early detection of cancer. Its tests detect changes that are characteristic of cancer cells’ DNA. Founded in 2012, the company launched GynTect in 2015. As part of its programme for the early detection of cervical cancer, the test clarifies whether cervical cancer or precancerous lesions are already present. In April 2017, GeneoDx and oncgnostics signed an exclusive license agreement for GynTect in China, Hong Kong, and Macau.

Oncgnostics GmbH is also conducting research into tests for the clarification of other types of cancer. Detailed information is available at www.oncgnostics.com.

About GynTect:

GynTect is a molecular biological test that identifies six areas of the human genome that are methylated only during the development of cancer cells. Thus, GynTect recognises malignant changes in patients.

Jena, 20. February, 2019 – The test for early detection of cervical cancer GynTect® may now also be performed on the cobas Z480 analyzer, a widely used quantitative PCR (QPCR) system from Roche Diagnostics. This is now possible through an extension of the GynTect® CE IVD mark (CE mark for in vitro diagnostics). The biotech company oncgnostics GmbH is developer and provider of GynTect®.

GynTect® allows a fast and reliable clarification, if a patient with abnormal Pap smear findings or an HPV infection, is about to develop or already has cervical cancer. GynTect® allows to detect modified, esp. methylated DNA regions. Methylation of these DNA regions specifically occurs in cervical cancer.

Performance of GynTect using the Cobas Z480
Two steps are required for the performance of GynTect®. In the first step a chemical treatment with bisulphite fixates the DNA methylation of the diagnostic material. For the detection of the marker regions a PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) is required. The cobas Z480 Analyzer by Roche Diagnostics allows the performance of such a diagnostic PCR. Based on the data obtained in the PCR, the GynTect® results are derived. Only originally methylated DNA regions present in the sample are amplified during the PCR. This procedure is termed methylation-specific PCR (MSP).

More laboratories may perform GynTect® now
“By now GynTect® could only be performed on the ABI7500 Real-Time PCR system from Life Technologies. Extension of the CE IVD mark now allows to run the test on the cobas Z480 PCR system as well. With its widespread availability many more laboratories now can perform GynTect® without any additional expenses”, Alfred Hansel, co-founder and CEO of oncgnostics said.

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Oncgnostics will discuss new clinical data with gynaecological key opinion leaders at EUROGIN 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA, November 29, 2018 — Oncgnostics GmbH presents new clinical data on GynTect® Precision Diagnostics for triage of unclear cervical cancer screening tests.

Oncgnostics GmbH, a Jena/Germany based company, has developed GynTect® for precision detection of cervical cancer. GynTect® was tested and validated in clinical trials on more than 3,000 samples with a remarkable detection score of 100% in all cervical cancer cases. Moreover, GynTect® identifies all relevant pre-cancerous lesions due to its first-of-a-kind prognostic value.

“We have concluded further clinical trials on the performance of GynTect® in comparison to alternative cervical cancer triage approaches. These results are very convincing and we are happy to present them in 5 talks at the EUROGIN 2018 conference in Lisbon next week”, states Dr. Alfred Hansel, Oncgnostics Chief Executive Officer.

Together with CSO Dr. Martina Schmitz and three Oncgnostics R&D specialists for cervical cancer and head-and-neck cancer diagnostics, Oncgnostics will discuss the new clinical data with gynecological key opinion leaders at Oncgnostics booth for precision cancer diagnostics.

Oncgnostics technology has been exclusively licensed out in 2017 to Sinopharm Group for the greater China region.

Biotech Alliances International Inc., a Silicon Valley-based healthcare-focused investment bank, is serving as the lead investment banker to Oncgnostics globalization and partnering strategy. Meetings with Oncgnostics Management Team can be coordinated at EUROGIN 2018 or JPM2019.

 

About Oncgnostics GmbH

Oncgnostics GmbH, founded in early 2012 as a spin-off from the Jena University women’s hospital, is a molecular diagnostics company specializing in cancer diagnostics. Oncgnostics tests target epigenetic changes, so-called DNA methylations, that typically occur in cancer cells. The patented biomarkers, which are evaluated using a specific algorithm, are the core of the products and provide the basis for the company’s activities.

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Jena, October 17, 2018 – The Thuringian molecular diagnostics company oncgnostics, which quickly and successfully closed a 750,000 Euros crowd-investing round on Seedmatch early in 2018, now announces the closing of another similarly sized round. oncgnostics has developed the cervical cancer diagnostics test GynTect®, and a private investor circle now invests together with the  current institutional investor beteiligungsmanagement thüringen (bm-t). The company will use the total investment for performing further clinical trials and for intensifying its international marketing efforts.

 

At the end of 2017, oncgnostics started a second campaign for its diagnostic test GynTect via the crowd-investing platform Seedmatch. It took only 2.5 hours until the funding reached the threshold of 100,000 EUR, and only three weeks to reach a total sum of 750,000EUR, making : it the fastest crowd-investing campaign for a life sciences company in Germany. Now this sum will be doubled by beteiligungsmanagement thüringen (bm-t), which is already a key shareholder at oncgnostics, and by a circle of private investors.

 

“oncgnostics´ GynTect test addresses a potential billion-dollar market. This investment will allow the company to build targeted sales and marketing efforts in order to better access and develop this attractive market. Additionally, the company has a compelling technology pipeline, which will be further advanced with this capital. We´re very pleased to join this investment round“, Kevin Reeder, CEO at bm-t, stated.

 

Better options for early diagnosis

GynTect clarifies early and reliably, if a patient is about to develop or even already has developed a cervical lesion that may advance to cancer. This improves the risk assessment for cervical cancer screening: on the one hand, unnecessary and overly-hasty surgeries can be avoided. On the other hand, the chance for early and successful treatment is improved. Patients also lose their anxiety about unclear results based on the current screening and instead gain fast certainty.

 

“We are very pleased that our concept of using epigenetic markers in cancer diagnostics together with the market potential of our first test GynTect convinced new investors to join oncgnostics. Their investment enables us to improve our market opportunities not only through enhanced international marketing, but also through further product developments”, Dr. Alfred Hansel, CEO of oncgnostics, says.

 

Past and future developments

The first steps for international marketing were made with an exclusive out-licensing of GynTect to a Chinese partner for the Chinese market as well as with first contracts for distributing the test in selected European countries (Portugal, Slovakia and the Czech Republic). Further strategic and distribution partnerships are now sought, especially for the US market, but also for additional European markets. In December 2017, the first patients were enrolled in a prospective clinical trial, with a three-year duration and across ten gynaecological practices and clinical centers, with the aim of further demonstrating the prognostic power of GynTect . Another trial investigating the psychological burden of women with abnormal Pap smear and/or positive HPV test results was recently completed, and its results are scheduled to be published by the end of this year.

 

Together with clinical partners, oncgnostics is developing diagnostic tests for other cancers. The Thuringian company is currently validating epigenetic markers for use in head and neck cancer, and it is also targeting tests that will help to improve timely detection of ovarian cancer.

 

About oncgnostics GmbH:

oncgnostics GmbH was founded in 2012 from a university research group at the Jena University Gynaecology Department. As a molecular diagnostics firm, the Jena start-up has specialised in the early diagnosis of cancer. The company´s tests demonstrate characteristic epigenetic changes in cancer cells, known as DNA methylations. The patented biomarkers identified with specific algorithms form the central core of the products and are the foundation of the firm´s technological assets.

 

 

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2018-10-02 San Francisco/Jena, Germany:

Biotech Alliances International Inc., a Silicon Valley-based healthcare-focused investment bank, announced today that it will serve as the lead investment banker to Oncgnostics globalisation and partnering strategy.

Early detection of cervical cancer is critical for patient’s health and survival.  Current diagnostic methods are inefficient and fail to detect 50% of the cases of cervical cancer. Failure in precision detection of cervical carcinoma leads to unsuccessful as well as unnecessary treatments. Therefore cervical cancer still is a significant problem for patients and health care systems.

Oncgnostics GmbH, a Jena/Germany based company, has developed GynTect® for precision detection of cervical cancer. GynTect® was tested and validated in clinical trials on more than 3,000 samples with a remarkable  detection score of 100% in all cervical cancer cases. Moreover, GynTect®  identifies all relevant pre-cancerous lesions due to its first-of-a-kind prognostic value.

“Our product GynTect® can eliminate unsuccessful as well as unnecessary treatments in the current screening systems. Poor diagnostics leads to unnecessarily long and intensive patient management resulting in medical complications, psychological burden and high costs“, said Dr. Alfred Hansel, Oncgnostics Chief Executive Officer. By overcoming these shortcomings, GynTect® generates significant economic benefits for national health systems, savings e.g. for German healthcare system are estimated at $300m p.a.

“We are very impressed with Oncgnostics precision diagnostics which can provide superior outcomes for patients by avoiding unnecessary surgery as well as increasing patients survival rates” said Dr. Franck Brinkhaus, CEO of Biotech Alliances International: „We are very proud to welcome Oncgnostics to our growing group of European clients and are looking forward to working with the entire Oncgnostics team on this assignment.“

Oncgnostics technology has been exclusively licensed out in 2017 to Sinopharm Group for the greater China region.

 

 

About oncgnostics

Oncgnostics GmbH, founded in early 2012 as a spin-off from the Jena University women’s hospital, is a molecular diagnostics company specializing in cancer diagnostics. Oncgnostics tests target epigenetic changes, so-called DNA methylations, that typically occur in cancer cells. The patented biomarkers, which are evaluated using a specific algorithm, are the core of the products and provide the basis for the company’s activities.

About Biotech Alliances International

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Portugal Partnership

Lisbon/Jena, April 16th 2018 – Speculum S.A. is the exclusive licence partner of oncgnostics GmbH for the screening test GynTect® in Portugal. The test is designed to further specify abnormal results in screening examinations and to help determine the best treatment approach.

 

In January, the biotech firm oncgnostics GmbH from Jena (Germany), concluded an exclusive sales partnership for the GynTect screening test in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Now, Speculum S.A. in Portugal has become the newest sales partner to obtain an exclusive licence. As a result, Portugal becomes the fourth European country where GynTect will be offered.

 

Speculum S.A. is well positioned in Portugal

The Team of Speculum S.A. in Portugal

The Team of Speculum S.A. in Portugal. Source: Speculum S.A.

 

 

 

 

 

Speculum S.A. sells a range of medical devices focused on gynaecology. The firm is very extensively networked with professionals and leading figures in the area of women’s health. In addition, LAP Porto, the largest Portuguese diagnostic laboratory in the area of women’s health, cooperates with Speculum S.A.

Moreover, the company was mainly involved in the introduction of thin-layer cytology, an improved Pap smear method, which now has over 50% of the market share in Portugal. Since GynTect can be performed based on these improved Pap smears, the prospects are very good for the market introduction in Portugal.

 

GynTect provides rapid and reliable results

GynTect, the molecular biology test developed by oncgnostics, offers an early diagnosis for patients with abnormal Pap test results or evidence of human papillomavirus infection (HPV) to determine the presence of a treatable cervical cancer precursor and the likelihood of developing cervical carcinoma. The test provides rapid and reliable results and gives affected women certain guidance about how to proceed in the face of an abnormal prior examination in the best way. GynTect substantially simplifies risk assessment in the early detection of cervical cancer: on the one hand, it helps to avoid unnecessary premature surgery, and on the other hand, it can increase the chances for successful therapeutic interventions.

 

High death rates for cervical cancer in Portugal

The morbidity rate for cervical cancer in Portugal is higher than in Germany. In Portugal, 9 of 100,000 women develop the disease, compared to 8.2 per 100,000 in Germany. In Portugal, cervical cancer is the second-most common form of cancer among women between ages 15 and 44 years, whereas in Germany, the frequency of occurrence for women of this age puts is in 3rd place. However, the difference in death rates is far greater: in Portugal, 54% of all patients with cervical cancer die of the disease, whereas in Germany, the rate is about one out of three.

“By means of early recognition of cervical cancer, effective treatment can be performed and further complications can be prevented. With GynTect, we are counting on an effective measure in the fight against cervical cancer and its sequelae”, states Antonio Ferreira, Managing Director of Speculum S.A. in Lisbon.

 

Further partnerships planned

Europe-wide CE-IVD licensing for GynTect took place in 2015, opening the way to European partnerships. In the past year, oncgnostics also concluded an exclusive licensing agreement for the Chinese market with GeneoDx, a subsidiary firm of the state-owned Sinopharm Group.

Further partnerships for the internationalisation of GynTect are in negotiation.

 

 

 

About oncgnostics GmbH:

The oncgnostics GmbH was developed in 2012 from a university research group at the Jena University Gynaecology Department. As a molecular diagnostics firm, the Jena start-up has specialised in the early diagnosis of cancer. The tests demonstrate characteristic epigenetic changes in the cancer cells, known as DNA methylations. The patented biomarkers identified with specific algorithms form the central core of the products and are the foundation of the firm.

 

 

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Medirex team in Bratislava

Jena, January 31th 2018 – oncgnostics GmbH partners with the MEDIREX Group. MEDIREX thus holds the exclusive rights for marketing the test for early and reliable detection of cervical cancer, GynTect®, for Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

 

Following their successful crowd-funding via the platform Seedmatch, oncgnostics GmbH takes the next step for internationalization: the company closed a partnership with the MEDIREX Group. The Slovak laboratory diagnostics group has more than 1700 employees, and is the biggest player in lab diagnostics, with >50% market share in the Slovak Republic. The contract has a term for three years, with option for extension.

 

GynTect gives certainty

The molecular test GynTect developed by oncgnostics helps to clarify early and reliably if a patient diagnosed with an abnormal Pap smear or/and with an HPV infection (already) has or develops a cervical precancerous lesion requiring treatment.

“With GynTect we intend to improve the quality of cervical cancer screening in the Czech and the Slovak Republic. GynTect provides fast and reliable diagnostic results and thus women who are affected, certainty how to proceed after abnormal findings from earlier diagnostic measures,“ Jozef Gavlas, CEO of MEDIREX Lab diagnostics states, said.

GynTect drastically improves the risk assessment in cervical cancer screening: on the one hand it allows to avoid hasty and unnecessary surgeries, on the other hand it increases the chance for early, successful treatment measures.

 

Cervical cancer in numbers: Germany, Czech Republic and Slovak Republic

In Germany, ca. 5000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer every year. Thus 8.2 of 100,000 women get a diagnosis annually. In the Czech Republic and in Slovakia, the disease rates are much higher, at 14.1 and 16.1 of 100,000 women annually, respectively. In all three countries, every third woman with cancer diagnosis dies.

Regular participation of women in cervical cancer screening programs, which are offered in all three countries, may contribute to significantly reduce the morbidity. HPV-induced changes may be detected early, and appropriate measures may be taken. Nevertheless only ca. 50% of all women participate regularly in the annual screening in Germany and the Czech Republic. In Slovakia, where triennial cervical cancer screening is implemented, even less than 50% participate regularly.

 

Further partnerships are planned

GynTect already has CE IVD mark for use in laboratories Europe-wide. Thus, the MEDIREX group immediately may start distribution as well as the use of the test in its own labs. CE IVD mark was received in 2015. In 2017, oncgnostics was able to close an exclusive license agreement for marketing in China with GeneoDx, an affiliate of the governmental Sinopharm Group.

Further partnerships within and outside of Europe are currently negotiated, with the aim to conclude agreements in 2018. The crowd-funding campaign, which very recently was concluded successfully, provided oncgnostics with 750,000 €, which significantly will contribute to plan, negotiate and close further agreements.

 

About oncgnostics

oncgnostics GmbH is a spin-off from the university women’s hospital Jena and was founded early in 2012. As a molecular diagnostic company, oncgnostics is specialized on cancer diagnostics. Oncgnostics tests target epigenetic changes, the so-called DNA methylations, that typically occur in cancer cells. The patented biomarkers, which are evaluated using a specific algorithm, are the core of the products and provide the basis for the company’s activities.

 

 

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