Denmark, September 18, 2014.
This year ViroGates will be present as exhibitor at EuSEM 2014 - the 8th European Congress on Emergency Medicine.
The congress is taking place in Amsterdam from September 28 - October 1.
Come join us at booth # 24, and get a demo of the suPARnostic® Quick Triage product!
We will be running demos continuously in the following coffee breaks;
Monday, Sept. 29: 10.15 - 10.45
Tuesday, Sept. 30: 10.30 - 11.15
Wednesday, Oct. 1: 11.00 - 11.45
The suPARnostic® Quick Triage system is a Point of Care Test Device for early warning and patient triaging.
It is an easy-to-use lateral flow test that will allow clinicians and nurses to obtain a fast yes/no result for patient likelihood of survival upon hospital admission. Test results can quickly be obtained on-site in the Emergency Department, avoiding passing via the clinical laboratory.
Please look for exhibition booth no. 24 in the exhibition area.
We look forward to see you there!
Denmark, August 14, 2014.
The Danish newspapers Berlingske Tidende and BT has published a 16-page guide under the title "Blood test can save lives".
The guide tells everything about suPAR, how lifestyle changes can change your suPAR level and thereby your prognosis, including an interview with Jørgen Thorball who changed his lifestyle because he wanted to lower his suPAR level.
The guide also talks about Hvidovre University Hospital where all patients in the acute care medical department, as part of the process of assessing disease severity and triaging of patients upon admission to the hospital, are now being tested with suPAR, and Director of Research Ove Andersen from Hvidovre Hospital is interviewed.
You can read the guide (in Danish) here: "Blodtest kan redde liv"
The newspaper BT also had a 2-page article on the same topic on July 30, 2014.
BT is a tabloid newspaper with a very "easy to understand" vocabulary, therefore the language is not very scientific but gives a very good description of the benefits for anyone taking a suPAR test.
You can read the article (in Danish) here: "Simpel blodtest kan redde dit liv"
We have made an english translation of the article here: "Simple Blood Test Can Save Your Life"
Denmark, July 28, 2014.
The 5´th International suPAR Symposium was successfully held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on May 8-9, 2014.
The 1½ days at the historical venue Trippenhuis in central Amsterdam revealed high quality presentations with interesting and productive discussions during the 4 main sessions:
Session 1. Is there a Role for Biomarkers?
Session 2. Possible Ways to Use suPAR
Session 3. Latest Knowledge gained with suPAR Research
Session 4. Success Criteria´s for implementing a new Biomarker
You can see an overview of the meeting in a video film as well as the suPAR Symposium programme and several of the abstracts presented under
Events > 5´th International suPAR Symposium
On our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/suPARnostic you can see a handful of selected presentations from the meeting.
Denmark, June 25, 2014.
In June 2014, The European Science Open Festival, also called ESOF, was held in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Jesper Eugen-Olsen held a presentation on "suPAR, the Acute Care Triage marker" and Jakob Knudsen demonstrated the suPARnostic® Quick Triage system, used for quick determination of the plasma suPAR level.
The presentation was about suPAR, prognosis and risk of mortality, disease severity monitoring, and how the suPAR biomarker is being used in the Acute Care medical ward to optimize patient admission.
A 4-minute summary of the suPAR presentation and demonstration at ESOF can be seen if you go to the suPARnostic You Tube channel:
Denmark, May 2, 2014.
The cooperation between ViroGates and Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre, Denmark, is based on research started at Hvidovre Hospital in 1999. The amount of the protein suPAR in the blood was found to be a general marker for risk stratification of patients, indicating disease severity and monitoring patient survival.
This research has resulted in more than 250 published articles and the development of the suPARnostic® test.
Today, the suPARnostic® test is used on all patients at Hvidovre University Hospital in the acute care medical department, as part of the process of assessing disease severity and triaging of patients upon admission to the hospital.
Read the story behind this cooperation in the Danish articles in the Region H publications:
"Grundforskning førte til en ny test til at måle graden af sygdom": Region H.pdf
Also read the Danish article in the magazine Sygeplejersken 8, June 27, 2014, about the cooperation between Brøndby Kommune and Hvidovre Hospital, in their effort to bring the number of readmissions to the hospital down, using the suPARnostic® test.