Catch Cancer Before
Colon Cancer Early Detection has a 91% Survival Rate Within the First Five Years
The liquid biopsy market is estimated to reach
$3.8 billion by 2023
Applied Biotech is developing a liquid biopsy test to catch cancer early which is a cornerstone of the UK's NHS Long Term Plan
Superb opportunity to benefit from a unique cancer detection agent via a blood-based detection agent (liquid biopsy).
The solutions (TEVIPLEX and INNOPLEX) provide earlier cancer detection, this facilitates tumour therapeutic response determination and enable minimal residual disease monitoring for solid tumours.
The aim is to offer the latest technology screening and diagnostic tests that give standardised results, saving time and money, and to affirm our position as a key player in the clinical diagnostics market worldwide.
The first technology TEVIPLEX is an innovative blood-based test to be used as a clinically applicable tool for diagnostic laboratories. The tool is a microfluidic chip that incorporates identifiable species of magnetic beads to capture small tumour particles that are shed by cancer cells (tumour-derived extracellular vesicles, TEVs).
The TEVs can be identified by incorporating the second technology INNOPLEX.
With the first TEVIPLEX prototype and pilot studies, Applied Biotech will be able to establish collaboration with key players within the early diagnosis field namely in a healthcare landscape that is familiar with such technologies.
Such collaborations will be vital to expand TEVIPLEX’s clinical studies and will enable potential technological partnering with other established liquid biopsy approaches.
The second technology INNOPLEX is able to detect multiple signatures sensitively and accurately in one test, using minimal material.
INNOPLEX has already been validated on solid tissue biopsies within breast cancer tissue where it was shown to achieve >95% concordance with the current, more laborious, standard of care.
With these new technologies diagnosis of cancer can be reduced from 22 days using biopsy/tissue, to 3 days with TEVIPLEX and INNOPLEX. All achieved with a lower manufacturing cost than the incumbent system.
Launch of the instrument and first chips for the detection of the 5 main cancers (Breast, Colon, Lung, Pancreas and Ovarian)
Applied Biotech aims to develop chips for the detection of other tumours as well as integrating other technologies within the profiling modules enabling users to study the entire biological spectrum of the isolated cancer particles (DNA, RNA, microRNA and protein). This second Phase is expected towards the end of 2024
Debt & Equity Investment
Applied Biotech Limited is seeking a £3,000,000 Equity and a £3,000,000 Debt investment, totalling £6,000,000. The Equity investments are split into 3 tickets show below:
1st investment of £1 million will receive 5% equity
2nd investment of £1 million will receive 4% equity
3rd investment of £1 million will receive 3% equity
This investment will enable them to carry out further research and development of their innovative liquid biopsy product, INNOPLEX and TEVIPLEX.
This will also finance the commercialisation of this ground-breaking product.
Return on Investment
£3,000,000 will secure 12 % equity in Applied Biotech Limited.
The £3,000,000 debt investment is over 3 years, giving a 24% return on investment.
10 Year IRR
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Frequently asked questions
How does liquid biopsy work?
Tumours release a variety of biomolecules into the bloodstream that can be collected via a bloodstream that can be collected via a blood test.
What are the most common causes of cancer death?
- Lung (1.76 million deaths)
- Colorectal (862 000 deaths)
- Stomach (783 000 deaths)
- Liver (782 000 deaths)
- Breast (627 000 deaths)
What are the reasons for the high death rate of cancer?
- Delayed diagnosis and lack of screening solutions (worse survival)
- Lack of precise tumour classification
- Lack of therapeutic monitoring
How does TEVIPLEX work?
Early detection of cancer via a microfluidic approach to capture tumour particles on multiplex, magnetic beads for detection and profiling. The beads capture small tumour particles that are shed by cancer cells (tumour-derived extracellular vesicles, TEVs)
How does INNOPLEX work?
Tumour digital classification to guide precision medicine. This is able to detect multiple signatures sensitively and accurately in one test, using minimal material.
What is the benefit of the technology?
- Early detection
- More sensitive and detailed to enable patient classification for effective treatment
- Repeatable (blood sampling instead of tissue sampling)
- Can detect TEVs before the tumour forms
- Efficient with minimal, low quality sample with maximum information from multiple biomarkers
- Cost and time savings via an objective numerical result, no pathologist objective interpretation required
- Faster results via less process steps
What is a TEV?
Tumour-derived extracellular vesicles.
Can INNOPLEX work on solid tissue biopsies?
Innoplex has already been validated on solid tissue biopsies within breast cancer tissue where it was shown to achieve >95% concordance with the current, more laborious standard of care.
Who are the key partners and collaborators?
- Leeds University
How much quicker is the diagnosis by TEVIPLEX and INNOPLEX?
Tumour is profiled within 3 days.
What are the cancers to be detected in the first stage of development?
Breast, Colon, Lung, Pancreas and Ovarian.
Does the company hold any patents?
Applied Biotech have 10 patents either published, filed or under development.
What is the value of the cancer diagnostic market?
US$ 144 billion in 2018 expected to grow to US$ 248 billion in 2026.
What countries have the highest rates of cancer?
Age-standardised rate per 100,000
- Australia 468.0
- New Zealand 438.1
- Ireland 373.7
- Hungary 368.1
- USA 352.2
- Belgium 345.8
- France (metropolitan) 344.1
- Denmark 340.4
- Norway 337.8
- Netherlands 334.1
How much does an Innoplex all in one profile test cost?
Is tissue biopsy considered surgery?
During a surgical biopsy a surgeon makes an incision in the skin to access the suspicious area of cells. Examples of surgical biopsy procedures include surgery to remove a breast lump for a possible breast cancer diagnosis and surgery to remove a lymph node for a possible lymphoma diagnosis.
What are the potential exit strategies?
- Merger with a bigger company such as the major partner ThermoFisher or similar company.
- Initial Public Offering (IPO).
- Sell to an interested third party.
How much does TEVIPLEX + INNOPLEX cost for pan cancer early detection from blood?