Development of a new diagnostic method of arthritis
The aim of this project is to validate the diagnostic value of transcriptomic and/or proteomic profiles of synovial material in early arthritis. It is based on preliminary data showing that gene expression profilesin synovial biopsiesfrom patients with arthritis are able to discriminate the samples according to the underlying disorder. The large-scale confirmation of these data during this project has been one of the keystonesfor the development of an arthritis diagnostic by the young company DNALytics.
Companies: Eppendorf Array technologies (EAT), Eurogentec
Universities: ULiège, UCLouvain, Université Libre de Bruxelles, UZ Ghent