Maccabi’s KSM Research and Innovation Center & PrognomiQ Announce Research Collaboration Aimed at Early Cancer Detection
Maccabi’s Biobank, with its unique anonymized data sets and clinical expertise, together with PrognomiQ’s technology, which is focused on gaining valuable biological insights provided by high-quality multi-omics data, will enable the creation of a biomarker platform designed to improve the early detection, outcomes, and care of cancer patients. PrognomiQ’s high-throughput multi-omics approach enables large-scale studies and the development of high sensitivity tests for earlier cancer detection and cancer precision medicine, with the potential to save or substantially prolong many more patient lives.
“Maccabi is paving the way for innovative research to better model a comprehensive, multi-dimensional, patient journey,” said Dr. Tal Patalon, head of KSM, Maccabi’s Research and Innovation Center. “Interweaving the clinical course of diseases with the biological changes throughout time is the key to reaching a significant breakthrough in redefining diseases, and thus tailoring treatment and prevention specifically to each patient.”
“This collaboration with KSM is exciting because it involves a large number of biological samples that our high-throughput multi-omics platform can interrogate for the development of novel disease detection tests in a variety of cancers, with high unmet need, for earlier detection and treatment,” said Philip Ma, CEO of PrognomiQ. “PrognomiQ’s platform is unique in that it is taking a next-generation approach to broadly sample the proteomic, metabolome, epigenome, transcriptome and genome for biomarkers – and accomplishing this at large scale. The resulting multi-omics data sets provide unparalleled levels of biological insights and novel biological content that could lead to transformative new approaches to diagnostics and therapy development.”
KSM Biobank is the largest biological bank in Israel, based on a nationwide population group, and includes more than 800,000 biological anonymized samples. The Biobank is an unparalleled research resource, which includes a re-sampling policy for collection from participants throughout their lives. Through a database of biological samples that complies with the regulations and protected privacy, it’s possible to conduct a wide range of genetic and biological research, enabling significant achievements and results for current and future research to advance truly personalized health care, in all fields – particularly in cancer.
About Kahn-Sagol-Maccabi (KSM)
Kahn-Sagol-Maccabi (KSM) is the Research and Innovation Center of Maccabi Healthcare Services, Israel’s leading HMO. KSM has a unique access to Maccabi’s professional abilities and medical knowledge, including a large database of 2.5 million members with 30 years of data collection. KSM’s activities throughout a wide range of health areas affecting patients worldwide through several arms. First, an Innovation & Big Data arm, utilizing advanced data sources and AI technologies. Additionally, KSM founded Israel’s largest Biobank which has over 800,000 samples collected. KSM also operates a Clinical Research unit, and a highly awarded Epidemiological Research department. KSM leads advanced global health improvements collaborating with well-known researchers, academic institutions, pharmaceutical companies, startups, and tech companies to promote medical breakthroughs, as well as cooperation within the global health ecosystem allowing groundbreaking discoveries and solutions – shaping the future of health.
Founded in 2020, PrognomiQ is a healthcare company pursuing the development of multi-omics human tests for cancer and other complex diseases. PrognomiQ uses leading-edge proteomics technologies, in addition to metabolomics and genomics technologies, to develop multi-omics products to improve human health.