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scioDiscover - Protein Biomarker Discovery

Personalised Medicine and Diagnostic Research require techniques to discover and verify novel and more accurate Biomarkers. We offer a comprehensive immuno-based Protein Biomarker Discovery Service using complex Antibody Microarrays. This platform covers key pathway proteins for various diseases as well as secreted proteins and was successfully applied in a variety of biomedical studies. The potential of our platform is underlined by the successful discovery of 4 innovative biomarker signatures.

Due to the fully immuno-based workflow a major platform change is not required for further development and therefore can decrease attrition rates of biomarker candidates. With more than 10 years of experience Sciomics is the ideal partner for Protein Biomarker Discovery and Verification. 

 

 

Biomarker Discovery for:

  • Diagnosis
  • Differential Diagnosis
  • Prognosis
  • Therapy Stratification / Drug Response Prediction
  • Companion Diagnostics

 

Features:

  • Design of appropriate study layout
  • Protein Extraction & Purification
  • Protein Quantification
  • Protein Labelling with high performance fluorescent dyes
  • Fully-automated array incubation and handling 
  • Array scanning, data acquisition and spot recognition
  • Data analysis according to your requirements
  • Individual study report

 

Key advantages:

  • Low sample consumption 
  • Investigation of human and murine samples*
  • Fast turnaround time, as low as two weeks**
  • No need for laborious depletion or fractionation of your samples
  • High sensitivity (as sensitive as an ELISA or better)
  • High reproducibility (CV < 10%)
  • Various sample types can be investigated
    • Serum / Plasma
    • Tissue
    • Cell culture
    • Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)
  • Verification and clinical validation without major platform change
  • Parallel Verification of multiple Biomarker Candidates with Custom Antibody Arrays

 

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Reference Customers:

Prof. Dr. Faikah Güler, Medical School Hanover, Germany

Julian Kamhieh-Milz, Charite, Berlin, Germany

 

Case studies:

Bladder Cancer

Acute Kidney Injury

 

 

* Antibody array is designed to target human proteins. Due to a high sequence homology of vast majority of proteins it was often successfully applied to study murine, rat and ovine models as well  [Thorenz A. et al. (2018), Peiro J. et al. (2018), Reichman H. et al. (2019), Raquel F. et al. (2020)].

** depending on study design and sample numbers

Our service portfolio

scioPhospho: protein profiling and phosphorylation status

scioPhospho: protein profiling and phosphorylation status

scioPhospho combines the advantages of a robust and cost-efficient protein expression profiling using scioDiscover with information on phosphorylation status. This combination provides a comprehensive overview on signalling events and pathway activity regulation. Features 1,300 highly relevant proteins are profiled in a single assay Phosphorylation status combined with protein expression levels…
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scioDiscover - Protein Profiling on expression level

scioDiscover - Protein Profiling on expression level

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scioCD - Cell surface marker and Cytokine profiling

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scioUbi

scioUbi

Protein & ubiquitination profiling scioUbi is a high-content protein expression and ubiquitination level analysis. With scioUbi you can analyse up to 1,000 proteins in a single assay.   Features Screen…
scioCyto : Cytokine profiling

scioCyto : Cytokine profiling

scioCyto : Cytokine profiling scioCyto is a high-content analysis service for multiplex cytokine and chemokine profiling on protein level. A great variety of samples such as plasma, tissue, cells or…

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News

New article | Co-Expression of microRNAs and Proteins in Alzheimer’s Disease

| Jan 2022 | In a study by Valentina di Pietro at Birmingham University our scioDoiscover platform was used to analyse the co-expression of proteins and microRNAs in the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients.

Watson, C. N. et al. Co-Expression Analysis of microRNAs and Proteins in Brain of Alzheimer’s Disease Patients. Cells 11, 163 (2022).
New article | ETV6 levels predict outcome in DLBCL

| Jan 2022 | Erich Piovan and collegues at University of Padua collaborated with Sciomics to study specific biomarkers in FFPE tissue samples of DLBCL patients by custom antibody microarrays.

Marino, D. et al. High ETV6 Levels Support Aggressive B Lymphoma Cell Survival and Predict Poor Outcome in Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma Patients. Cancers 14, (2022).
New article | Biomarker identification and verification in endometriosis

| 22th Oct 2021 | Scientists at University Medical Centre Ljubljana used our scioDiscover platform for a biomarker identification in endometriosis:

"Discovery proteomics using antibody microarrays that covered 1360 proteins identified 16 proteins with different levels in cases versus the control patients. The validation using an ELISA approach confirmed significant differences in the levels of cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP) and transforming growth factor-β-induced protein ig-h3 (TGFBI) and nonsignificant differences in angiotensinogen (AGT). "

 Janša, V. et al. (2021) ‘Proteomic analysis of peritoneal fluid identified COMP and TGFBI as new candidate biomarkers for endometriosis’, Scientific Reports, 11:20870. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-00299-2. 

biomarkers in endometriosis

 

New article | Parkinson's Disease analysed via brain organoids

| Oct 2021 | In a study led by University of Luxembourg and OrganoTherapeutics SARL-S we used our scioPhospho assay to analyse the reaction of a brain organoid model for Parkinson's disease to certain treatments.

Jarazo, J. et al. (2021) ‘Parkinson's Disease Phenotypes in Patient Neuronal Cultures and Brain Organoids Improved by 2-Hydroxy...’, Movement Disorders, in press: doi: 10.1002/mds.28810 (Please get in touch for fulltext).

 

New article | Selective elimination of immunosuppressive T cells in patients with multiple myeloma

| Feb 2021 | Scientists at Heidelberg University Hospital used our scioCD  platform to profile CD8+SLAMF7+ cell cultures:

"High throughput screening of 351 different cytokines and immune proteins in the supernatants of the T cells cultures revealed strong upregulation of IL-6, IL-8, both vital survival factors for myeloma cells, and CXCL5, a chemokine that could enhance the frequency of CD4 Treg, in the cultures containing CD8+SLAMF7+ cells. IL-2 and IL-5 were upregulated in the control cultures without CD8+SLAMF7+ T cells, highlighting a more activated state in the control group and suggestion IL-6 and IL-8 as potential effector cytokines for the suppressive CD8+SLAMF7+ T cells."

Awwad, M. H. S. et al. (2021) ‘Selective elimination of immunosuppressive T cells in patients with multiple myeloma’, Leukemia, pp. 1–14. doi: 10.1038/s41375-021-01172-x.

 

Testimonials

Dr. Joachim Lupberger 

Institute for Viral and Liver Disease, Inserm U1110, University of Strasbourg, LabEx HepSYS, Strasbourg, France

"Our lab is focusing on the identification of minimal-invasive biomarkers for liver disease progression. A challenge of our humanized animal models for liver disease is the low volume of blood samples available, which did not pose any problem for the analysis. I was pleased by the prompt, friendly, and uncomplicated contact and was impressed by the results and the thorough report we received. The overall quality was excellent, which made us to continue using the service of Sciomics for follow-up projects analyzing patient material."

Product: scioPhospho

 

 Prof. Dr. Andreas Weigert 

Goethe-University Frankfurt, Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Biochemistry I, Frankfurt, Germany

"We were under considerable time pressure to gain comprehensive information about cytokine/chemokine levels in a mouse model of self-resolving inflammation. To add to our misery, we had only a small number of biological replicates to run the analyses. Thankfully, the team at Sciomics were able to come to our rescue by providing a very prompt analysis, without neglecting to properly communicate the procedure, potential caveats and other details. The whole process was a very satisfying experience, rather like working with committed colleagues than with a company, and we got great data out of the project. I do happily recommend working with Sciomics for targeted proteomics analyses."

Product: scioCD

 

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