Metabolomic Technologies, Inc. (MTI), an Edmonton-based life science company, were the recipients of the 2014 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation Leadership. MTI were recognized for their revolutionary PolypDx™ screening test for early indication of colorectal cancer.
Metabolomic Technologies Inc. (MTI) is a spin-off company from the University of Alberta. The company was formed from a research program facilitated by Drs. Haili Wang and Richard Fedorak, who were interested in using the new science of metabolomics to explore how colorectal cancer and adenomatous (precancerous) polyps affected cellular metabolism. At MTI, we are committed to developing advanced metabolomic-based diagnostic tests for the management of chronic diseases or ‘high value’ diagnostics.
Our initial focus is on developing highly novel, patented, metabolomic-based, diagnostic tests to detect adenomatous polyps and colorectal cancer (CRC). CRC is a leading cause of death in North America, but is curable if identified through early screening processes. However, current fecal-based screening methodologies are suboptimal due to a lack of sensitivity and acceptability. Our flagship product, PolypDx™, a spot urine diagnostic test, innovatively offers a significantly higher sensitivity in detecting adenomatous polyps and thus significantly advances the prevention of CRC.
MTI was incorporated in May 2010 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and is working with TEC Edmonton on the business development aspect.
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