Augurex and Quidel at ACR

Augurex and Quidel are pleased to announce the launch of the JOINTstat® 14-3-3η RUO (research use only) ELISA. This new distribution arrangement will get 14-3-3η testing into the hands of more investigators worldwide, including key opinion leaders and pharmaceutical companies, to advance and grow the body of data for this novel joint damage biomarker in autoimmune diseases.

There is increasing international momentum to investigate the role of 14-3-3η in various autoimmune diseases with joint involvement. In addition to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) where the largest body of 14-3-3η data exists, conditions such as System Lupus Erythematosus, Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Psoriasis have a high incidence of arthritis, secondary to their primary autoimmune disease. 14-3-3η informs mechanistic joint damage processes common to these conditions allowing novel biochemical pathways and therapeutic options to be investigated from the basic science level, right through to disease prevention and controlled clinical remission.

For Augurex, the synergy with Quidel is their strong and growing bone and complement pathway marker business which has an excellent distribution fit for client groups interested in investigating 14-3-3η. “Most importantly,” commented Norma Biln, CEO of Augurex, “we are committed to working with companies who not only have commercial strength but also share similar guiding principles to ours, including integrity, patient focus and optimism. Ultimately this benefits all stakeholders, especially patients who are waiting for solutions.”

Please visit Quidel’s booth # 654 at ACR to learn more about their products and accessing 14-3-3η. The following 14-3-3η clinical studies with leading international investigators will be presented at ACR.

List of 14-3-3η ACR 2018 Conference Proceedings

Levels of 14-3-3η are an Independent Predictor of Long-Term Radiographic Erosive Progression and of Short-Term Rapid Radiographic Erosive Progression in Patients with Inflammatory Polyarthritis  
Authors: Gilles Boire, Nathalie Carrier, Artur J deBrum Fernandes, Ariel Masetto, Sophie Roux, Norma K. Biln, Yuan Gui, Jane Savill, Sara Michienzi and Walter P. Maksymowych

Poster Number: 1454, Monday Oct 22nd 9:00 AM, McCormick Place, Poster Hall F2

Is 14-3-3η a Predictor of Development of Rheumatoid Arthritis in Patients with Early Undifferentiated Arthritis?
Authors: Karen Marie Carlsen, Nina Schmidt, Anne Duer, Kim Hørslev-Petersen, Cecilie Heegaard Brahe, Merete Lund Hetland, Norma K Biln, Michelle L Zaharik, Bo Jannik Ejbjerg, Lene Ba, Michael Sejer Hansen, Julia Sidenius Johansen, Hanne Merete Lindegaard, Jakob M. Møller and Mikkel Østergaard

Poster Number: 1482, Monday Oct 22nd 9:00 AM, McCormick Place, Poster Hall F2

Schedule your meeting with Augurex today

Join Augurex with the global rheumatology community and learn about cutting edge research and biomarker science at the ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting. We will be meeting with many of you in Chicago to provide an update on the 14-3-3η (JOINTstat) biomarker and pipeline products. If you would like to schedule a meeting with an Augurex team member, click the “Schedule Now” button.

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The 14-3-3η blood test is available for clinical use through the following US labs; please visit their exhibit booths at ACR: Labcorp (Booth # 136) and RDL Reference Laboratory (Booth # 837).

JOINTstat® (14-3-3η) is CE marked and TGA approved for clinical use in Europe and Australia. In Canada, the test is available through LifeLabs.