Zomedica Files U.S. Patent Application for Fecal Parasite Detection
The assays are intended to be used with the ZM-020 pathogen detection device which is a miniaturized Raman spectroscopy platform capable of broad-based pathogen identification in minutes. The technology used in the ZM-020 device, which is currently being developed by
Veterinarians only have access to slow, unreliable manual processes to identify fecal parasitic infections at the point-of-care. Consequently, veterinarians frequently send samples out to reference labs to test for and identify parasitic infections, which is relatively expensive and takes several days, delaying diagnosis and treatment. Zomedica’s ZM-020 is expected to deliver multiple benefits, including speed of results with minimal sample preparation time by leveraging the principles of Raman spectroscopy, machine learning, and patent pending design to achieve real-time analysis of a sample in a disposable cuvette. Zomedica believes that assay testing with ZM-020 can result in a definitive, reliable identification of fecal and urine infections within minutes. In addition to faster results and treatment, an added benefit to pet owners is expected to be the small sample size requirements, which are expected to reduce the burden of collection by the owner prior to the visit.
Zomedica’s exclusive development, commercialization and distribution agreement with Seraph gives Zomedica exclusive global veterinary industry rights to develop and market a pathogen detection system using Seraph’s technology to detect and identify pathogens at the point-of-care. The agreement includes pathogen detection in fecal, urine, skin matrices and respiratory samples. Because ZM-020 does not require pre-market regulatory approval for use with companion animals in the
“We are pleased that we have proven the ability to positively identify of all our targeted fecal and urine pathogens.” said Dr.
Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Zomedica (NYSE American:
About Seraph Biosciences
Incorporated in 2016, Seraph Biosciences is a healthcare technology company dedicated to commercializing Seraspec® – a fully-automated pathogen identification platform capable of delivering near real-time pathogen detection. Based in
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