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MDxHealth (R): Develops Blood Test to Guide Precision-Treatment of Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer Patients
MDxHealth SA ("MDxHealth, or the "Company"), (Euronext: Brussels MDXH.BR), an international healthcare company, developing and offering molecular diagnostic tests to personalize the diagnosis and treatment of urologic cancer, today announced promising research results with a new liquid biopsy test in development. Data from this study, published in The Prostate, January 12, 2018 indicate that the test has the potential to help guide personalized treatment of castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) patients.
Scientists shed light on a key molecular mechanism of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases
An international team of researchers led by prof. Savvas Savvides (VIB-UGent Center for Inflammation Research) has unraveled a crucial aspect of the molecular basis of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases such as psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease. Focusing on the immunomodulatory cytokine IL-23 they discovered that its pro-inflammatory activity, which underlies a wide range of inflammatory diseases, critically depends on structural activation of the cytokine by its receptor, IL-23R. The results of the study are published in the leading journal Immunity.
ViroVet wins “start-up of the year” award
ViroVet NV, a leading Belgian biopharmaceutical company active in the development of innovative vaccines and antiviral drugs for livestock, is proud to announce that it has been presented with the best start-up of the year accolade for the second time. Two years ago, the company was awarded for its concept and ideas, this time the jury bestowed the company for its progress and its ability to raise capital.
Ablynx - Publication in accordance with §14 of the Belgian law of 2/5/2007 regarding the publication of major shareholdings (the "transparancy" law)
Ablynx [Euronext Brussels and Nasdaq: ABLX] today announced, in accordance with Article 14 of the Belgian Law of 2 May 2007 regarding the publication of major shareholdings in issuers whose securities are admitted to trading on a regulated market (the "Transparency Law"), that it received a notification of shareholdings from Van Herk Investments B.V. on 15 January 2018.