Cognoptix to focus on early Alzheimer's diagnosis at the point of care

At the 9th Annual Lux Executive Summit: Seizing the Innovation Initiative (Boston, MA) event held on March 31, 2014, Cognoptix (Acton, MA) president and CEO Paul Hartung told a group of analysts that the company's “ is to change the course of Alzheimer’s disease by enabling early diagnosis at the point of care.”

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To that end, the company published strong results from a multisite clinical trial of its SAPPHIRE II eye test, which identifies Alzheimer’s disease patients via a beta-amyloid (Ab) signature in their eyes, in the peer-reviewed Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias (AJA) in February 2014.

“We have made great progress, ” Hartung added, “in developing an early-stage, noninvasive diagnostic test for AD designed to allow treatment to start before significant neuronal loss and irreversible brain damage occur.”

Hartung has closed Seed, Series A, Series B, and Series C financing rounds for the company, totaling $17 million with an international Angel and VC syndicate.

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