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early cancer detection research

Our innovative cancer screening
studies mean better outcomes for patients

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Innovation in cancer research
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We are changing the face of cancer detection
and treatment using the latest
advancements in Metabolomics

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cancer screening and monitoring
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90% of cancers are curable if caught early
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Early cancer detection research for a better future

BIOMARK’S MISSION

To provide universal access to a new paradigm in cancer diagnostics using metabolomics.

WHAT IS A BIOMARKER?

According to the National Cancer Institute a biomarker is “a biological molecule found in blood, other body fluids or tissues that is a sign of a normal or abnormal process or of a condition or disease” (NCI) such as cancer.
Biomarkers typically differentiate an affected patient from a person without the disease. There is tremendous variety of biomarkers which can include:

  • proteins (e.g. an enzyme or receptor)
  • nucleic acids (e.g. a microRNA or other non-coding RNA)
  • antibodies
  • and peptides among other categories

A biomarker can also be a collection of alterations such as gene expression, proteomic, and metabolomic signatures.
Biomarkers can be detected in the circulation (whole blood, serum, or plasma) or excretions or secretions (stool, urine, sputum, or nipple discharge) and thus easily assessed non-invasively and serially. Biomarkers can also be tissue-derived and require either biopsy or special imaging for evaluation.

POTENTIAL CLINICAL USES OF CANCER BIOMARKERS

Biomarkers have many potential applications in oncology including:

  • Estimating risk of cancer
  • Screening for occult primary cancers
  • Distinguishing benign from malignant findings or one type of malignancy from another
  • Monitoring status of the disease either to detect recurrence or determine response or progression to therapy
  • Personalizing a treatment program especially for immunotherapy applications
  • Help in assessing pseudo progression with imaging modalities

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National research team targets glioblastoma

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May, 2019

National research team targets glioblastoma

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MAY 31, 2019 —  Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common primary brain tumour in adults and is characterized by its infiltrative and often fatal progression. The strikingly poor survival for patients with GBM of 14-16 months following diagnosis is…

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BIOMARK’S ABSTRACT FOR 2019 ASCO ONLINE PUBLICATION

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May, 2019

BIOMARK’S ABSTRACT FOR 2019 ASCO ONLINE PUBLICATION

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Follow-up evaluation of outliers with elevated spermine-spermidine acetyltransferase-1 activity. Sub-category: Circulating Biomarkers Category: Developmental Therapeutics and Tumor Biology (Nonimmuno) Meeting: 2019 ASCO Annual Meeting Abstract No: e14536 Citation: J Clin Oncol 37, 2019 (suppl; abstr e14536) Author(s): Andrew W. Maksymiuk, Paramjit S. Tappia, Bram Ramjiawan, Nazrina Khatun, Rahnuma Parveen, Rashiduzzaman Ahmed, Gina Huang, Rashid Bux Ahmed, Parveen S. Akhtar, Horacio Bach, Daniel Sitar; CancerCare Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada; Asper Clinical Research…

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BIOMARK ANNOUNCES NEW PATENT GRANTED IN UNITED STATES

May 30, 2019

Vancouver, British Columbia – (May 30th, 2019) – BioMark Diagnostics Inc. (“BioMark”) (CSE: BUX); (FSE: 20B); (OTCMKTS: BMKDF) is pleased to announce that its patent titled “DETECTION AND QUANTIFICATION OF ACETYLAMANTADINE IN URINE SAMPLES” has been recently granted in United States.   Rashid Ahmed, President and CEO, says, “Granting of this patent expands and strengthens our metabolite measurement capabilities by offering options to cost effectively and reliably quantify the substrate of interest (acetylamantadine) in a biological sample for our SSAT1 urine-based assay using Raman spectroscopy. This technology can be used […]


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BIOMARK AWARDS, GRANTS, RECOGNITIONS

BioMark has been over the years, funded by various government agencies and Foundation including NRC IRAP, NRC Engage, Genome BC, Government of Manitoba and DFAIT Canada for various projects with active collaboration at University of British Columbia, University of Manitoba, University of Victoria, University of Waterloo, and University of Alberta. Now BioMark is collaborating with Bio banks across Canada and United States to expand our metabolomics study.

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