Billions of diagnostic tests are performed each year to detect antibodies as indicators of disease....
Enable Biosciences's award-winning ultra-sensitive technology couples specific DNA tags with antigens that are used to detect the presence of highly specific antibodies in your blood, saliva, or other bodily fluids.
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Hi all, I’m Jordan! I’m a Bay Area native who recently graduated from the University of California, Davis with a B.S. in Genetics and Genomics and a B.A. in Linguistics (go Ags!). At Davis, in addition to school, I also enjoyed being a member on the Division 1 NCAA Women’s Swim Team.
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San Francisco, CA, October 22, 2018 – Enable Biosciences Inc. has moved to a new location in South San Francisco to accommodate growth and to launch a new clinical testing facility.
Since 2016, Enable Biosciences has been housed at MBC Biolabs, a biotechnology incubator located in the Dogpatch neighborhood in San Francisco. Now a team of six scientists, engineers, and physicians, Enable plans to expand to include clinical scientists in anticipation of the launch of their blood and saliva tests for type 1 diabetes, lyme disease, and food allergy over the next year. The new facility spans 3,488 square feet over two floors, with refurbished lab facilities and office space.
Enable Biosciences has been selected from over 300 NIH Phase 2 grant awardees to participate in the 2018 - 2019 National Institutes of Health Commercial Accelerator Program (CAP). Per the NIH: “The CAP is well-regarded for its combination of deep domain expertise and access to industry connections which have resulted in measurable gains and accomplishments by participating companies.” The NIH further describes: “The program enables participants to establish market and customer relevance, build commercial relationships, and focus on revenue opportunities available to them.”
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Enable Biosciences Inc. has been awarded a National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIH/NIAID) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I grant for $223,806 to accelerate development of its minimally invasive, ultrasensitive, and specific blood tests for food allergy.
"Food allergies affect up to 9% of the US population, with over 30,000 reactions per year requiring emergency care. For many, especially children, allergic reactions are serious and life-threatening," said David Seftel, MD, MBA, Enable's CEO. "Mitigating and preventing adverse allergic events require accurate diagnosis to direct dietary avoidance, connect patients with novel treatments and to monitor response to treatment."