AccuStem Sciences Announces Issuance of US Patent for StemPrintER Test for Patients with Breast Cancer
LONDON and PHOENIX, Ariz., Sept. 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AccuStem Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB: ACUT), a clinical stage diagnostics company dedicated to improving outcomes for patients with cancer, announced today that the US Patent and Trademark Office has issued a new patent, No. 11,441,191, further strengthening the company’s foundation of intellectual property for its novel StemPrintER test.
The patent, “Methods and Kits Comprising Gene Signatures for Stratifying Breast Cancer Patients,” covers the methodology behind the 20-gene StemPrintER test which stratifies patients with early stage breast cancer according to their recurrence risk. The test is designed to measure the “stemness” of tumors, or how much they behave like stem cells, which may indicate the likelihood of cancer progression and response to standard treatment modalities. Studies have shown that StemPrintER is highly prognostic, with “high stemness” patients up to 4 times as likely to experience a distant recurrence as “low stemness” patients.
“This is an important step forward for AccuStem. This addition to our intellectual property portfolio will enable us to commercialize in the US and drive innovation in healthcare - one of our core commitments as a healthcare company,” said Wendy Blosser, Chief Executive Officer of AccuStem.
AccuStem is a clinical stage diagnostics company dedicated to optimizing outcomes and quality of life for all patients with cancer. We plan to drive innovation in healthcare by offering proprietary molecular testing that addresses unmet clinical needs from cancer screening through treatment and monitoring. By interrogating novel disease pathways, such as tumor “stemness”, we believe our tools will help care teams better understand the biology of each patient’s cancer, leading to more informed decision making. For more information, please visit www.accustem.com.
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Jeff Fensterer, Chief Operations Officer
Wendy Blosser, Chief Executive Officer
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