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platinDx

A test for predicting the efficacy of common platinum drugs enabling personalized chemotherapy for bladder cancer patients.

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Project "platinDx" data sheet

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Coordinator
ACCELERATED MEDICAL DIAGNOSTICS LTD 

Organization address
address: 72 Great Suffolk Street
city: London
postcode: SE1 0BL
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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website http://accleratedmeddiagnostics.com
 Total cost 71˙429 €
 EC max contribution 50˙000 € (70%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.1.3. (Treating and managing disease)
 Code Call H2020-SMEINST-1-2014
 Funding Scheme SME-1
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-05-01   to  2015-10-31

 Partnership

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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    ACCELERATED MEDICAL DIAGNOSTICS LTD UK (London) coordinator 50˙000.00
2    HAMMERSMITH MEDICINES RESEARCH LTD UK (LONDON) participant 0.00

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 Project objective

Platinum-based chemotherapy is the primary therapeutic intervention for over 500,000 patients per year in the EU. Although some patients are cured by this type of chemotherapy, as many as 75% of lung cancer patients and 60% of bladder cancer patients show no benefit and could be more appropriately given alternative treatments, and therefore over €4bn annually is wasted on unnecessary treatments. There is a need for a rapid, accurate test to distinguish those patients who are likely to respond to chemotherapy and those who are not. Accelerated Medical Diagnostics aim to personalise chemotherapy for cancer patients through their own developed PlatinDx assay, which can be used to identify those patients which are appropriate for platinum-based chemotherapy. Cancer patients are given a microdose (1% of the therapeutic dose) of a platinum-based drug, followed by quantitation of drug-DNA adducts in biopsy tissye using accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS). Levels of drug-DNA damage are measured by AMS in white blood cells and tumor biopsy tissue, which are used as a predictor of therapeutic response. Within the innovation project Accelerated Medical Diagnoistics intend to: gain medical certification within the EU; run a scaled up clinical trial to gain significant results; and adress the EU market and launch their service in the EU.

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