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SAN ANTONIO, Oct. 02, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- bioAffinity Technologies, a privately held biotech company, today announced the members of its Scientific and Medical Advisory (SMA) Board who will provide independent expert advice and counsel on the Company’s research and development of innovative cancer diagnostics, including CyPath® Lung, a non-invasive test for the early detection of lung cancer.
“The caliber of the physicians and researchers who accepted our invitation to join our Scientific and Medical Advisory Board will accelerate the work of our own scientists to change the paradigm of cancer diagnostics and treatment,” bioAffinity President and Chief Executive Officer Maria Zannes said. “We have assembled the ‘dream team’ of dedicated physicians and scientists whose wide range of expertise in lung cancer literally begins at the cellular level.”
Previously, bioAffinity announced that M. Patricia Rivera, MD, Professor of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine at the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine, would serve as chairperson of the bioAffinity SMA Board. Dr. Rivera is Co-Director of the Multidisciplinary Thoracic Oncology Program and Director of the Lung Cancer Screening Program at UNC, specializing in the care of patients with lung cancer, immuno-compromised hosts, lung cancer screening, novel approaches for early detection of lung cancer in high-risk patients, chemotherapy and radiation-induced pneumonitis.
Joining Dr. Rivera on the SMA Board are:
“The members of our Advisory Board are recognized leaders in the lung cancer field, especially as it relates to screening and early diagnosis when treatment options offer the best potential outcome,” said bioAffinity’s Chief Science and Medical Officer and Executive Vice President, Vivienne Rebel, MD, PhD. “We believe their groundbreaking work complements our mission to provide innovative products that have the potential to save thousands of lives every year.”
bioAffinity is currently conducting a test validation trial for CyPath® Lung, a Laboratory Developed Test (LDT) for the diagnosis of early-stage lung cancer. The porphyrin-based CyPath® assay preferentially binds to cancer cells in bodily fluids, such as sputum, and causes them to fluoresce in contrast to non-cancer cells.
About bioAffinity Technologies, Inc.
bioAffinity Technologies, Inc. (www.bioaffinitytech.com) is a privately held development-stage company addressing the significant unmet need for non-invasive, early-stage cancer diagnosis and treatment. The Company develops proprietary in-vitro diagnostic tests and targeted cancer therapeutics using breakthrough technology that preferentially targets cancer cells. Research and optimization of its platform technology is conducted in bioAffinity Technologies’ laboratories at the University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA). The Company’s platform technology will be developed to diagnose, monitor and treat many cancers.
Contact: Maria Zannes, 505.400.9747