Precision medicine and precision diagnostics in particular play a major role in today’s medical world, by helping patients and physicians detect various diseases in time, which in turn allows for the proper treatments and care to be prescribed. Companies such as Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: NAVB) are at the forefront of precision medicine, developing innovative immunodiagnostics and immunotherapeutic platforms that can make a real difference for patients suffering from serious ailments such as cancer or infectious, autoimmune or inflammatory diseases.
A leader in precision medicine via the development and commercialization of precision diagnostics and therapeutics based on immune system functions, Ohio-based biopharma company Navidea is working on multiple products built around its proprietary Manocept™ platform. The platform is based on the ability to target macrophages – a type of white cells essential to immune systems, whose main role is to detect microscopic foreign bodies or substances and eat them, for the detection, monitoring and treatment of specific diseases. Manocept™ is able to specifically target the CD206 mannose receptor present in targeted…
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