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Oxford Immunotec and Lophius Biosciences Sign Licensing and Collaboration Agreements
Dr. Peter Wrighton-Smith, Chief Executive Officer, Oxford Immunotec commented: “We believe that Lophius’s UREA technology has distinct advantages over conventional methods of designing and producing antigens for T-cell based diagnostic test systems. We are looking forward to combining Lophius’s technology with our own, to develop and launch innovative new assays for infectious and immunological disease”.
“We are very pleased with this partnership with Oxford Immunotec, a leading company in the development of T-cell based assays, which provides us access to the T-SPOT® technology. This cooperation also confirms the commercial potential of our proprietary UREA technology platform which led to recent successful development of two CE-marked tests, namely T-Track® CMV and T-Track® EBV.” said Dr. Michael Lutz, Managing Director of Lophius Biosciences.
About Oxford Immunotec
Oxford Immunotec Ltd., a global immunology-focused diagnostic company, is headquartered near Oxford, UK; with US operations in Marlborough, MA and Memphis, TN and Japanese operations in Tokyo. The company is developing novel tests in the fields of infectious and immunological disease based primarily on its patented T-SPOT® technology, the first FDA-approved method for directly quantifying antigen-specific T cells.
T-SPOT technology is a simple and extremely accurate method of studying a person’s cellular immune response and, as such, provides a unique methodology to diagnose and monitor diseases driven by a T cell response.
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