ProAxsis is a medical diagnostics company based in Northern Ireland, developing a range of products for the capture, detection and measurement of active protease biomarkers of diseases.
The rapid and easy-to-use tests ProAxsis has developed incorporate patented ProteaseTags®; smart molecules which trap an active protease within a complex biological sample and enable a visual readout of its presence.
The initial applications for the technology are focused on managing the chronic respiratory diseases, Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), where exacerbations have a major impact on the long-term prognosis of patients. There are 70,000 patients diagnosed with CF worldwide and 35.7m patients with COPD in the US and EU alone.
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