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23. March 2021
Diagnostics company SphingoTec GmbH (“SphingoTec”) announced today the first published data (1) on the biomarker DPP3 that can predict the evolution of organ function and survival in septic patients. Measured on top of routinely used standard parameters, such as Lactate and Procalcitonin, DPP3 is an early indicator of short-term outcomes and patient severity.
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18. February 2021
Diagnostics company SphingoTec GmbH announced today that two distinct processes are involved in the development of septic shock and that SphingoTec’s biomarkers for endothelial function (vascular integrity) and cardiovascular depression allow early identification of these underlying mechanisms requiring different interventions.
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16. December 2020
SphingoTec GmbH (“SphingoTec”) announced today that the Acute Disease Quality Initiative (ADQI) recommends the use of novel biomarkers for AKI, including functional biomarkers as penKid®.
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10. December 2020
The Uniklinik RWTH Aachen (“Uniklinik RWTH Aachen”) has successfully translated the collaboration for research and biomarker validation with SphingoTec GmbH (“SphingoTec”) into clinical routine.
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29. September 2020

BHR Pharmaceuticals Ltd (“BHR”) and SphingoTec GmbH (“SphingoTec”) today announced that they have signed a distribution agreement for the commercialization of SphingoTec’s portfolio of diagnostics solutions in acute and critical care in UK and Ireland. 

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27. August 2020

Diagnostics company SphingoTec GmbH (“SphingoTec”) announced today the publication of first data (1), proving that its real-time kidney function biomarker penKid® is a reliable biomarker for the diagnosis of acute kidney injury (AKI) in infants. 

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19. August 2020

Diagnostic company SphingoTec GmbH (SphingoTec) today announced that the Company has issued a non-brokered, unsecured convertible note facility amounting to EUR 5 million that was fully subscribed by current and new investors. 

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06. August 2020

Diagnostics company SphingoTec GmbH (“SphingoTec”) today announced that Dr Andreas Bergman, CEO, and Ferdinand Von Humboldt, CFO, will be  presenting a corporate overview at the Summer Private Company Showcase, hosted by Solebury Trout on August 10, 2020.

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31. July 2020

Diagnostics company SphingoTec GmbH (“SphingoTec”) today announced that Dr Andreas Bergman, CEO, and Ferdinand von Humboldt, CFO, will be presenting a corporate overview at the Private Healthcare Company Virtual Summer Symposium, hosted by LifeSci Partners on August 4 and 5, 2020.

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22. July 2020

Diagnostics company SphingoTec GmbH (“SphingoTec”) today announced the launch of its IB10 sphingotest® bio-ADM®, a CE-IVD-marked point-of-care test to quantitatively determine blood levels of Bioactive Adrenomedullin (bio-ADM®).

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18. June 2020

Diagnostics company SphingoTec GmbH (“sphingotec”) announced today the results of a working group meeting of clinical experts that discussed the utility of sphingotec’s diagnostic solutions for acute and critical care in supporting the triage, diagnosis, and management of severely ill COVID-19 patients.

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14. May 2020

Diagnostics company SphingoTec GmbH (“sphingotec”) and 4TEEN4 Pharmaceuticals GmbH (“4TEEN4”) announced today the publication of new data showing that high blood levels of Dipeptidyl Peptidase 3 (DPP3) are indicating upcoming multiple organ failure and mortality risk in burn patients. 

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16. April 2020

Diagnostics company SphingoTec GmbH ("sphingotec", Hennigsdorf, Germany) today announced that it has appointed Dr. Achim Plum as Managing Director and Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of the company.

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05. March 2020

Diagnostics company SphingoTec GmbH ("sphingotec", Hennigsdorf Germany) today reported on new data on the utility of endothelial function biomarker bioactive Adrenomedullin (bio-ADM®). 

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24. February 2020

Diagnostics company SphingoTec GmbH ("sphingotec", Hennigsdorf, Germany) today announced that data from the AdrenOSS-2 study indicate a modulating role of bioactive Adrenomedullin in septic shock. 

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21. February 2020

SphingoTec GmbH (“sphingotec”) today announced that novel data on its acute care biomarkers Proenkephalin (penKid®) and Dipeptidyl Peptidase 3 (DPP3) will be presented at the 25th International Conference on Advances in Critical Care Nephrology (AKI & CRRT 2020) taking place in San Diego, CA, USA, on February 24-27, 2020.

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19. February 2020

Diagnostics company SphingoTec GmbH ("sphingotec", Hennigsdorf Germany) today announced the publication of two studies demonstrating that its kidney function biomarker Proenkephalin (penKid®) is the most accurate surrogate for assessing true glomerular filtration rate (true GFR) and is reliably predictive for acute kidney injury (AKI) in patients with severe burns.

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14. January 2020

Hitado GmbH (Hitado), a Sysmex point-of-care subsidiary, and SphingoTec GmbH (sphingotec) have signed an exclusive distribution agreement for the commercialisation of the Nexus IB10 diagnostic platform by Hitado in Germany. Further, Sysmex Suisse AG will commercialise the platform in Switzerland.

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13. January 2020

Diagnostics company SphingoTec GmbH ("sphingotec", Hennigsdorf near Berlin, Germany) today announced the launch of its IB10 sphingotest® penKid®, a CE-IVD-marked point-of-care test for Proenkephalin (penKid®), the biomarker that allows real-time assessment of kidney function with a simple blood test. 

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09. January 2020

The German diagnostics company sphingotec GmbH (Hennigsdorf, Germany) today announced that through its network of regional and local distribution partners it will exclusively offer the Nexus Dx IB10 immunoassay platform together with a broad portfolio of commonly used tests for acute and critical care. 

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23. December 2019

Diagnostics company SphingoTec GmbH ("sphingotec", Hennigsdorf, Germany) today announced a publication in Critical Care1 with data on 2,000 ICU patients demonstrating that sphingotec‘s proprietary biomarker bio-ADM® (Bioactive Adrenomedullin) not only identifies high-risk patients for septic shock at admission but also identifies patients in the general ICU patient population who require immediate life-saving therapeutic intervention.

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20. December 2019

Diagnostics company SphingoTec GmbH ("sphingotec", Hennigsdorf Germany) today reported on the publication of novel study results of its proprietary kidney function biomarker penKid® in BMC Emergency Medicine. 

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16. December 2019

Diagnostics company SphingoTec GmbH (sphingotec) today announced the publication of new study results in the European Journal of Heart Failure demonstrating that its proprietary endothelial function biomarker bio-ADM® reliably diagnoses tissue congestion and residual congestion.

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15. November 2019

SphingoTec GmbH (“sphingotec”) today announced that latest advancements in the development of its portfolio of novel biomarkers and diagnostic solutions will be showcased at Medica 2019 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

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26. September 2019

SphingoTec GmbH (“sphingotec”) today announced that novel data on its sphingotest® penKid® assay for Proenkephalin, a unique and proprietary biomarker for real-time assessment of kidney function, will be presented at the 32nd Annual Congress of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) taking place in Berlin on September 28 to October 2, 2019.

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31. August 2019

Diagnostics company SphingoTec GmbH (“sphingotec”, Hennigsdorf near Berlin, Germany) today launched IB10 sphingotest® DPP3, the first CE-IVD-marked point-of-care biomarker test able to quantify DPP3 blood-plasma levels, a novel and unique biomarker predicting outcomes in patients with cardiogenic shock at admission to intensive care units (ICUs).

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19. March 2019

Diagnostics company SphingoTec GmbH reports novel applications of bio-ADM® (bio-active adrenomedullin), the very first biomarker capable to diagnose the onset of septic shock, allowing physicians earliest life-saving therapeutic interventions in sepsis critical care.

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14. March 2019

German diagnostics company SphingoTec GmbH (Hennigsdorf) announced that leaders in critical care nephrology have confirmed clinical utility of the company’s glomerular filtration biomarker penKid® for early diagnosis, exclusion and monitoring of acute kidney injury (AKI). 

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25. January 2019

bio-ADM, the very first blood biomarker capable to diagnose when blood vessels become leaky (endothelial dysfunction), is set to make a rapid carrier at intensive care units (ICUs) and emergency departments (EDs) of hospitals. 

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08. October 2018

German diagnostics company SphingoTec GmbH has closed a €20m growth equity financing round led by international healthcare specialist investors HBM and Wellington Partners.

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22. May 2018

German diagnostics company SphingoTec GmbH (Hennigsdorf) and Nexus Dx (San Diego) have combined their technology platforms to market sphingotec’s CE-marked acute biomarkers penKid® and bio-ADM® on Nexus’ market-validated POC testing immunoassay platform IB10 to substantially improve decision-making in emergency departments (EDs) and intensive care units (ICUs).

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05. January 2018

Disorders caused by a leaky vasculature are more common than most people think. Despite ICU treatment, one third of the 27 million patients globally that suffer from sepsis, and up to 20% of the more than 5 million US patients with congestive heart failure die every year from their condition. 

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07. December 2017

sphingotest® bio-ADM® Assay can help reduce re-admissions and death by measuring residual congestion. Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (Ortho), a global leader of in vitro diagnostics, and SphingoTec GmbH today announced a long-term, global strategic agreement regarding the endothelial function marker, biologically active Adrenomedullin (sphingotest® bio-ADM®), which measures patients’ rate of recovery from acute heart failure, providing critical information to physicians making treatment decisions. 

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01. December 2017

Researchers from other institutions can request to have their studies performed using these biomarkers. SphingoTec GmbH , a biotechnology company that develops biomarkers for the detection and management of diseases, has recently signed an agreement with Mayo Clinic to collaborate on the evaluation and use of several biomarkers that may improve the diagnosis of certain disease states, including kidney disease, breast cancer, sepsis, and cardiovascular disease.

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13. October 2017

scientific paper shows proenkephalin as the new biomarker for the assessment of kidney function as a more accurate marker to timely detect impaired kidney function when compared with conventional methods

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14. August 2017

German diagnostic company SphingoTec GmbH (Hennigsdorf) and Chinese Company Shuwen Biotech Co. Ltd (Deqing) have signed an agreement to market Sphingotec’s biomarkers portfolio in China.

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14. May 2017

German diagnostics company SphingoTec GmbH (Hennigsdorf) and bestbion dx GmbH (Cologne) have signed an agreement to market sphingotec’s innovative sepsis and congestive heart failure test (sphingotest® bio-ADM) and acute kidney function monitoring assay (sphingotest® penKid). Under the agreement, bestbion dx will market both biomarker assays, set to improve therapy monitoring and outcomes in intensive care units and emergency departments, in Germany and Austria.

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05. September 2016

A study on centenarians links sphingotec’s biomarker bio-Adrenomedullin (bio-ADM) to longevity. Human longevity has been previously linked by researchers to genetic factors, calorie restriction, and certain life-style factors such as physical activity or the Mediterranean diet. Now, Italian researchers from La Sapienza University in Rome have identified an additional factor, which significantly contributes to a longer life.

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12. May 2016

New research identifies blood biomarker as decisive link between fat intake and risk for cardiovascular disesases, diabetes and obesity; spingotec‘s revolutionary sphingotest®pro-NT test measures neurotensin levels to help prevent certain diseases

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16. July 2015

sphingotec, LLC, predictive diagnostic tests for cancer, cardiovascular diseases and kidney function, today announced the results of a survey gauging women’s understanding of breast cancer risk factors and their perceptions of common breast cancer screening methods. 

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15. July 2015

sphingotec LLC announced today that the results of two studies examining the association between proenkephalin (pro-ENK) and incident breast cancer were published online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The studies, which were conducted by researchers at Skåne University Hospital in Malmö, Sweden and together encompass almost 3,500 subjects, demonstrated a strong association between low plasma concentration of the opioid precursor peptide pro-ENK and increased breast cancer risk in middle-aged and post-menopausal women independent from other possible risk factors.

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05. May 2015

sphingotec, LLC, a developer of predictive diagnostic tests for cancer, cardiovascular diseases and kidney function, today announced the results of a survey gauging women’s understanding of breast cancer risk factors and their perceptions of common breast cancer screening methods.

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04. February 2015

Biotech company to present how biomarkers improve breast cancer risk prediction in women under hormone replacement therapy. Cambridge, Mass. – Feb. 4, 2015 – sphingotec LLC announced today that the findings from its research seeking to improve breast cancer risk stratification for guiding hormone replacement therapy has been selected for presentation at the 14th annual St. Gallen International Breast Cancer Conference in Vienna, Austria, March 18 – 21, 2015. 

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14. October 2014

SphingoTec GmbH, headquartered in Hennigsdorf, Germany with U.S. operations in Cambridge, Massachusetts, today announced that it has out-licensed two of its biomarker assays—sphingotest® pro-NT and sphingotest® pro-ENK—to GeneNews Limited (TSX:GEN). The biomarker assays will aid physicians in risk assessment for breast cancer in females in the general population.

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