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Cancer is the most common cause of death in dogs over the age of 2 years in the US

Up to 50% of all dogs over the age of 10 will develop cancer in their lifetimes.

With approximately 77 million pet dogs in the United States, there are an estimated 6 million pet dogs diagnosed with cancer each year.

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Earlier detection can save lives

It can also improve the quality of life of the dog and its owner.

Yet, as of today, there are few single assay cancer blood tests on the veterinary market. Currently, dogs suspected of having cancer are required to undergo a variety of diagnostic tests that may be expensive, time consuming and/or painful for the animal.

We hope to change this with the introduction of the Nu.Q Vet Cancer Screening Test – a simple, low-cost, easy to use ELISA based screening blood test which will help streamline the diagnostic process for “at risk” dogs or for patients suspected of having a malignancy.

The benefit for the Veterinarian, the owner and the dog is a streamlined diagnostic process: simpler, quicker and less painful diagnosis. We hope to aid earlier detection of cancer and the saving of lives.

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Clinical Evidence

Results of a study of over 300 dogs will be presented at the Veterinary Cancer Society Annual Conference in October 2020. A variety of breeds, weights and cancer stages were represented in the dataset with samples collected from Texas A&M Veterinary Clinic and NIH’s DCTC Biobank.

Clinical Papers
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Evaluation of nucleosome concentrations in healthy dogs and dogs with cancer
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Characterizing Circulating Nucleosomes in the Plasma of Dogs with Lymphoma
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Characterizing Circulating Nucleosomes in the Plasma of Dogs With Hemangiosarcoma

Intellectual Property

Covers human and veterinary applications.

Believed to be the only company working on ELISA measurement or epigenetically modified circulating nucleosomes.

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