Leading the Way in Life Science Technologies

GEN Exclusives

More »

GEN News Highlights

More »
Apr 23, 2012

Ezose, Hirosaki University Sign Glycomics Partnership to Identify Urologic Cancer Biomarkers

  • Ezose Sciences is teaming up with Hirosaki University in Japan on a glycomics collaboration to identify biomarkers for predicting and monitoring the progression of prostate and other urological cancers. Ezose will evaluate serum and urine samples collected by Hirosaki’s clinical investigators from well-characterized patient and control populations in Japan using its GlycanMap® technology platform. The firm retains exclusive rights to develop and commercialize new biomarkers resulting from the collaboration. “Given the already-established clinical utililty of glycan-based biomarkers in certain cancers, we believe that further studies in oncology hold promise for identifying other novel biomarkers that could help guide clinical practice,” comments Hidehisa Asada, Ph.D., vp for R&D at New Jersey-based Ezose.

    The firm’s GlycanMap automated platform for the high-throughput analysis of glycans combines its BlotGlyco® glycoblotting separation technology with its SwetBlot® automated glycan sample-processing technology, MALDI-MS quantitative detection, and analysis software to generate qualitative and quantitative results. The firm offers glycomics capabilities spanning glycan analytics and biomarker discovery to diagnostic development and commercialization, through both collaborative projects and fee-for-service deals. 

Related content


GEN Jobs powered by HireLifeScience.com connects you directly to employers in pharma, biotech, and the life sciences. View 40 to 50 fresh job postings daily or search for employment opportunities including those in R&D, clinical research, QA/QC, biomanufacturing, and regulatory affairs.
More »

Be sure to take the GEN Poll

Pharmacists and Prescription Drug Misuse Programs

Do you agree that pharmacists should make a greater effort to become more involved with prescription drug-monitoring programs?

More »