«AXIM Biotechnologies, Inc. (OTCQB: AXIM) (“AXIM Biotech,” “AXIM” or “the Company”), an international healthcare diagnostic solutions development company, announced today that it has filed a provision patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on an innovative new rapid ophthalmological diagnostic solution designed to reliably measure both Ocular Immunoglobulin E (IgE) and MMP-9 in a single test. The test is slated for further clinical development in the first quarter of 2023 and, once FDA approved, will be added to AXIM’s expanding catalog of ophthalmological diagnostic tools available to clinicians throughout North America.»

«The first-of-its-kind test is designed to be administered at the point-of-care and will measure both IgE and MMP-9 levels in patients, rendering results in 10 minutes. Unlike other MMP-9 tests commercially available that require a tear sample from patients of up to ~10 microliters, AXIM’s new dual test will be able to measure both IgE and MMP-9 levels in a 20-2,000ng/mL using just a two microliter sample. This sample size significantly reduces patient discomfort in tear collection, where only one sample is needed to measure levels of both biomarkers. Additionally, other commercially available tests only provide a qualitative result (positive/negative) whereas AXIM’s new test measures actual levels of each biomarker, enabling clinicians to differentiate between the underlying causes of a patient’s eye condition and prescribe treatment accordingly and instantly at the point-of-care.»

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