MONMOUTH JUNCTION, NJ--(Marketwired - April 28, 2014) - DiamiR, LLC, a molecular diagnostics company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative blood-based tests for detection and monitoring of neurodegenerative diseases and cancer, announced today that the company's CEO, Dr. Kira Sheinerman, will participate in the 10th Biomarkers & Diagnostics World Congress in Philadelphia, PA and will present clinical data and analysis of circulating brain-enriched microRNAs for detection and differentiation of Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.
Title: Analysis of Brain-enriched microRNA Biomarkers in Plasma for Early Detection of Neurodegenerative Diseases
Track: Biomarkers for Patient Selection
Dates: April 30 - May 1, 2014
Location: Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Exhibit Hall
Poster Number: 10
About microRNAs as biomarkers of brain health
microRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of non-coding functional RNA molecules modulating target gene expression and protein production. Many miRNAs are enriched in certain organs (e.g. brain), tissues or organ regions (e.g. hippocampus, midbrain), cell types (e.g. neurons), and cellular compartments (e.g. synapses and neurites). Due to their small size (~22 nucleotides), miRNAs can cross the blood-brain barrier and appear in the bloodstream. Thus, the properties of brain-enriched miRNAs make them suitable biomarkers of brain health detectable in systemic circulation.
About DiamiR, LLC
DiamiR, LLC is a privately held molecular diagnostic company focused on developing noninvasive tests for early detection and monitoring of Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer's disease, other neurodegenerative diseases, and cancer. The proprietary technology is based on quantitative analysis of circulating organ-enriched microRNAs in plasma and can be used for screening, patient stratification as well as disease and treatment monitoring. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.diamirbio.com.
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