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Fatal Fungi Threaten Global Health, WHO Says

Subscribe to our Newsletter * indicates required You will now receive our newsletter. Pearl Diagnostics develops tests to diagnose the critical fungal infections the WHO highlighted on Tuesday. As we work with partners including GAFFI-The Global Action Fund for Fungal Infections and scientific collaborators around the world, we are advancing the availability of [...]

By | 2023-05-22T17:02:59+00:00 October 26th, 2022|

Pearl Diagnostics founder Dr. Kieren Marr’s journey to retirement — then to CEO

[Originally posted by Donte Kirby at -] Dr. Kieren Marr retired from a faculty position at Johns Hopkins University at the beginning of this year because she knew the impact Pearl Diagnostics would have on diagnosing fungal pneumonia. In April, Marr’s Baltimore-based medical company finished raising a $3.5 million seed round (noted in [...]

By | 2023-01-10T16:38:56+00:00 October 25th, 2022|

PearlDx Receives Notice of Allowance for US Patent Application Pub. No. 20130017561

PearlDx is pleased to announce that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a Notice of Allowance for US Patent Application Pub. No. 20130017561. The allowed claims relate to methods for the detection of Aspergillus fumigatus. US patent office issuance of application No.: 13/511,264 Title: LATERAL FLOW DEVICE FOR DIAGNOSING MICROBIAL INFECTIONS

By | 2019-02-22T17:57:43+00:00 September 1st, 2018|

PearlDx Publishes Paper in “Clinical Infectious Disease”

In April 2018, Pearl Diagnostics published a paper in Clinical Infectious Disease titled: “Urine Antigen Detection as an Aid to Diagnose Invasive Aspergillosis”. Pearl Diagnostics in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University published a paper in Clinical Infectious Diseases (CID) detailing an optimized lateral flow dipstick assay utilizing a galactofuranose-specific antibody (mAb476). This urine test showed promise [...]

By | 2019-02-22T16:54:49+00:00 April 18th, 2018|

Pearl Diagnostics Awarded US Patent #9,915,657

On March 13, 2018 Pearl Diagnostics was awarded US patent# 9,915,657 for a lateral flow device (LFD) for the detection of Aspergillus antigens in urine. Aspergillosis is a common infection in people with weakened immune systems, especially after transplantation or cancer therapy. This simple assay will allow for early detection to prevent severe disease. View [...]

By | 2018-03-21T16:46:52+00:00 March 13th, 2018|

STTR Award Phase 2

Information sourced from NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools (RePORT) Easy-to-use, yet sensitive, diagnostic tests for early detection of invasive aspergillosis (IA) are still-unmet medical need, as IA continues causes morbidity and death in patients with compromised immunity. In Phase I, Pearl Diagnostics, Inc. engineered a prototype lateral flow-based device (LFD) called MycoFlow-ASP, and performance [...]

By | 2018-03-05T13:59:49+00:00 July 1st, 2017|

MII Award Phase 1

July 2015 Information sourced from TEDCO MII Award Maryland Innovation Initiative (MII) awards by TEDCO are given through the Innovation Commercialization Program, which provides funding to support the commercialization of qualified university technologies at two distinct stages: pre-commercial technology validation and commercialization planning (Phase I & 2 combined), and early-stage product development (company formation) (Phase [...]

By | 2017-10-04T14:12:31+00:00 July 1st, 2015|

SoMax Business Consulting Award

April 2015 2015 InvestMaryland Challenge: Winner, SoMax Business Consulting Award Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) instituted the InvestMaryland Challenge, a national seed competition for qualified Maryland and non-Maryland early-stage businesses in the Life Sciences and Information Technology fields. In April 2015, the department, working with partners and sponsors, awarded a total of [...]

By | 2017-10-02T16:37:54+00:00 April 1st, 2015|