Plexision completes development of PlexAPR™, a rapid blood test to predict transplant rejection
PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#healthcare--Plexision, a biotechnology company, which provides personalized diagnostic testing services for organ transplant patients has completed development of a six-hour blood test to predict organ transplant rejection - PlexAPR™. When combined with other clinical and laboratory information, rapid rejection-risk assessment can allow caregivers to intervene early, while arranging confirmatory biopsies, or during lifelong surveillance of organ health. To learn more, please visit https://plexision.com/transplant-rejection/plexapr.
“Transplant rejection can happen at any time after transplantation and requires lifelong management of anti-rejection medications. Same-day delivery of test results is a valuable addition to personalized rejection-risk assessment and improving outcomes,” said Rajeev Sindhi, CEO of Plexision.
PlexAPR™ is based on the presentation of donor antigen by circulating antigen presenting cells, such as B-cells. The test readout is a personalized index, only applicable to the patient being tested. Patient samples will be tested at the company’s CLIA- and CAP-accredited reference laboratory in Pittsburgh.
Roughly 40,000 patients receive solid organ transplants each year in the US. A limited number of drugs are available to prevent organ rejection. Rapid non-invasive surveillance of organ health provided by Plexision can improve survival and quality of life after transplantation.
About Plexision: Plexision’s reference laboratory performs cell-based blood tests for personalized management of transplant rejection, infections in immunocompromised patients, and immune therapy in oncology. Transplant rejection testing services include the FDA-approved Pleximmune blood test to predict transplant rejection in children with liver or intestine transplants and the lab-developed Pleximark test to predict kidney transplant rejection. Tests that predict infection includes the lab-developed PlexCMV and the PlexCOVID-19 tests. These tests measure cell-mediated immunity to cytomegalovirus and the COVID-19 coronavirus, respectively. Plexision also performs custom R & D projects that require integration of cellular biomarker targets in all phases of development of drugs, vaccines, and gene therapy products, from pre-clinical to post-marketing. The company’s portfolio of cell-based blood tests can be adapted to assess disease risk for several immunological disorders and develop personalized dosing recommendations. The company’s reference laboratory in Pittsburgh, PA, is CLIA-approved, CAP-accredited and GMP-compliant. To learn more, visit www.plexision.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.