Immunovia AB announced today that in a new collaborative study with a major global pharma company, Immunovia ́s innovative blood-based testing platform, IMMray™ could differentiate healthy controls from non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) samples with a 95 % accuracy. Accounting for nearly 14% of all new cancers, NSCLC is one of the top three cancer types by incidence and number one by mortality.
The study included 100 serum samples – 50 NSCLC and 50 controls – and was performed to assess the technical performance of the IMMray™ platform in lung cancer. As a consequence of the encouraging high diagnostic accuracy of 95% obtained with IMMray™ during this project, the parties now plan for continued collaboration by adding larger studies to confirm these preliminary findings.
“Since IMMray™ has previously demonstrated similar high (98%) accuracy in detecting pancreatic cancer, the results from this study strengthen our belief that IMMray™ has the potential to become a standard common platform for cancer diagnosis based on blood samples, and we are very much looking forward to the next steps of this collaboration”, CEO Mats Grahn said in a statement.