14 Oct 2019
VISICORT meeting with Epimune Diagnostics
Epimune and the VISICORT Consortium are interested in entering into a collaboration in the field of diagnosis and monitoring of corneal transplant recipients using epigenetic immune cell quantification. The goal of the collaboration is the exploration of epigenetic immune cell quantification to monitor patients after corneal transplantation and to detect (and potentially predict) adverse events earlier than with currently available methods.
09 July 2019
PIDs included in WHO List of Essential Diagnostic Tests
Primary immunodeficiency (PID) diagnostic tests have been included in the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Essential Diagnostics List (EDL) published by WHO on July 9, 2019.
The second publication of the Model List of Essential In Vitro Diagnostics*, also called Essential Diagnostics List (EDL), now includes a new disease-specific section on primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs) as well as a mention of PIDs, in general, for clinical laboratory diagnosis (for more information see here).
Epimune is dedicated to improving early detection of PID by developing in-vitro diagnostic tests for lymphoycyte enumeration from a drop of (dried) blood.
20 May 2019
Epimune wins funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to support R&D of molecular diagnosis and prognosis of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.
Together with researchers from the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Epimune will explore application of its proprietary epigenetic immune cell quantification technology for the early diagnosis, prognosis and monitoring of patients with B-cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. The 3-year project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) with a total of 925,000 €
01 Apr 2019
Epimune appoints Dr. Uwe Staub as Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Dr. Staub has 25 years of experience in the in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) industry. Before joining Epimune, he was part of Epigenomics' executive team, and held senior management positions at Qiagen, Digene and Abbott
01 Dec 2018
Epimune joins the "DC4Balance" Consortium - a Health~Holland funded Public-Private-Partnership targeting dendritic cells for resetting immune balance in autoimmune diseases, allergy and cancer (see video interview with Project Coordinator Prof. Dr. Jolanda de Vries)
01 Dec 2018
Coverage of epigenetic immune cell quantification technology development supported by Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF Newsletter; German only)
02 Aug 2018
Study Lays Path for Development of Epiontis' PCR-Based Cell-Counting Tests (GenomeWeb; 360Dx)
01 Aug 2018
(...) Baron et al. took advantage of distinct immune cell epigenetic signatures and devised a real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) method to perform immune cell counting without the requirement of viable cells. They examined different types of samples from healthy adults or those that were infected with HIV (and consequently had fewer CD4+ T cells). The epigenetic qPCR method correlated well with flow cytometry and could also be applied to dried blood spots to identify newborns with primary immunodeficiencies. (...)