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April 28, 2020 – Study Demonstrates Substantial Cost Savings in Health Economic Model of the Inflammatix Host-Response Test for Sepsis2020-04-29T07:19:00-07:00

Model Demonstrated Cost Effectiveness in Test Use on Patients Suspected of Acute Respiratory Tract Infections in American Emergency Department Setting

Burlingame, Calif., April 29, 2020 — Inflammatix, a pioneering molecular diagnostics company delivering precision medicine at the point of care, announced the publication of a health economic model that shows use of the company’s HostDxTM Sepsis test in patients suspected of acute respiratory tract infections (ARTI) in Emergency Departments is cost-effective versus standard-of-care. The study was published today in The Journal of Health Economics and Outcomes Research. The model informs hospital clinicians of the potential clinical and economic benefits of widespread adoption of the HostDx Sepsis test.

“Despite best intentions, current practices for evaluating patients suspected for acute respiratory tract infections are insufficient. Many patients without bacterial infections are overtreated with unnecessary antibiotics and extended hospital stays, while some patients with infections are missed, leading to dire clinical outcomes. This study shows that Inflammatix’s HostDx Sepsis test for the diagnosis of acute infections and sepsis could allow for improved patient outcomes and substantial health system savings” said Tim Sweeney, M.D., Ph.D., cofounder and chief executive officer of Inflammatix.

The publication described a cost impact model comparing the cost of standard of care versus the use of HostDx Sepsis in two hypothetical arms with 1000 patients presenting with symptoms of ARTI in the Emergency Department of an average US hospital. Compared to standard of care, on average, the HostDx Sepsis test arm showed a 0.80 day reduction in hospital ward length of stay (a 36.7% decrease), 1.49 reduction in days of antibiotic treatment (a 29.5% decrease), and a 1.67% decrease in 30-day mortality rate (a 13.64% decrease). Average cost savings were estimated at $1,974 per patient tested and nearly $2 million for the 1000-patient cohort (before considering the price of the HostDx Sepsis test, which has not yet been established).

For each scenario, standard of care and HostDx Sepsis, costs of treatment, hospitalizations, medications and outpatient visits were considered. HostDx Sepsis produces three scores for each patient: the likelihood of a bacterial infection; the likelihood of a viral infection; and risk stratification score. The HostDx Sepsis arm assumed the application of the test’s performance previously published in prospective clinical validation studies in the journals Science Translational Medicine1 and Nature Communications2,3. These included area under the receiver operating curve (AUROC) of 0.85 for the detection of a bacterial infection, 0.90 for the detection of a viral infection and 0.88 for predicting 30-day mortality (risk stratification).

“The ability to interrogate and understand how the immune system reacts to infection is more important than ever given the current COVID-19 pandemic. Whether it’s COVID-19, influenza, or bacterial infections, physicians need the ability to rapidly identify the presence, type, and severity of infection in a timely manner. Tests with robust performance characteristics that are generalizable are key to improving outcomes and reducing healthcare costs,” continued Sweeney.

Sepsis leads to 270,000 deaths4 in the US and $27B in Medicare costs5 annually. Inflammatix’s HostDx Sepsis test uses proprietary machine learning algorithms that incorporate the expression of multiple immune genes (host response) to identify the presence of bacterial or viral infections and to determine if a patient has or is likely to develop sepsis. Inflammatix’s simple-to-use, sample-to-answer HostDx system is designed to produce results at or near the point of care in 30 minutes or less. The company plans to advance its HostDx tests through commercial launch in Europe and submission to the United States Food and Drug Administration in 2021.

In January 2020, Inflammatix announced it had received $32 million in Series C financing. Prior to that, in November 2019, the company announced a cost-sharing contract with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, to further develop its HostDx tests. The agreement is worth up to $72 million based on achieving certain milestones.*

Citation

Schneider JE, Romanowsky J, Schuetz P, Stojanovic I, Cheng HK, Liesenfeld O, et al. Cost impact model of a novel multi-mRNA host response assay for diagnosis and risk assessment of acute respiratory tract infections and sepsis in the emergency department. JHEOR. 2020;7(1):24-34. doi:10.36469/jheor.2020.12637

About Inflammatix

Inflammatix is a molecular diagnostics company that is reimagining diagnostics by “reading” the patient’s immune system to deliver rapid results that improve patient care and reduce major public health burdens. The company’s initial focus is on acute infection and sepsis, where its HostDx™ tests combine proprietary biomarkers and advanced machine learning to help physicians quickly get the right treatments to the right patients. Each test will be developed to run on the company’s sample-to-answer isothermal instrument platform in under 30 minutes, enabling the power of precision medicine at the point of care. The Burlingame, Calif.-based company funders include Khosla Ventures, Northpond Ventures, Think.Health Ventures, Grey Sky Venture Partners and the Stanford-StartX Fund. For more information, please visit www.inflammatix.com and follow the company on Twitter (@Inflammatix_Inc).

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Jonathan Romanowsky

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April 16, 2020 – Inflammatix Appoints João Fonseca, Ph.D., as Chief Technology Officer2020-04-16T08:32:18-07:00

Burlingame, Calif., April 16, 2020 — Inflammatix, a pioneering molecular diagnostics company delivering precision medicine at the point of care, today announced the appointment of João Fonseca, Ph.D., as Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Fonseca will oversee Inflammatix’s molecular assay development and engineering teams as the company advances its rapid tests for acute infections, sepsis, and COVID-19 risk stratification.

“João is an exceptional scientist and executive with a successful track record for building breakthrough diagnostics products, particularly at the point of care,” said Tim Sweeney, Ph.D., cofounder and chief executive officer of Inflammatix. “He will play a critical role in bringing our novel tests to the clinic where they will help physicians take the guesswork out of determining which patients with infections need antibiotics, as well as which are likely to have or develop sepsis. He will also oversee our COVID-19 product development portfolio.”

Dr. Fonseca comes to Inflammatix with extensive credentials in science and medical technology. Since 2006, he has served as founder, CEO and chief scientific officer of biosurfit, a Lisbon, Portugal-based company whose blood tests utilize proprietary technology to diagnose multiple conditions at the point of care. The company’s tests are broadly available throughout Europe. Prior to biosurfit, Dr. Fonseca was a professor in physics and experimental physics at the Technical University of Lisbon and a researcher at the University of Lisbon. He also founded a non-profit organization that works with patients and researchers to advance novel cancer treatments and research. Dr. Fonseca has authored multiple publications in top peer-reviewed journals, is the author of 22 patents and has received numerous awards, including “Entrepreneur of the Year” by the Portuguese Young Entrepreneur Association.

“I’m excited to join Inflammatix in their mission of harnessing the immune system to tackle some of the world’s most pressing public health challenges, including antibiotic resistance and sepsis,” said Dr. Fonseca. “I look forward to helping the company deliver its rapid molecular tests into hospitals and clinics where they can benefit patients and to helping the company build a robust pipeline in additional clinical indications.”

About Inflammatix

Inflammatix is a molecular diagnostics company that is reimagining diagnostics by “reading” the patient’s immune system to deliver rapid results that improve patient care and reduce major public health burdens. The company’s initial focus is on acute infection and sepsis, where its HostDx™ tests combine proprietary biomarkers and advanced machine learning to help physicians quickly get the right treatments to the right patients. Each test will be developed to run on the company’s sample-to-answer isothermal instrument platform in under 30 minutes, enabling the power of precision medicine at the point of care. The Burlingame, Calif.-based company funders include Khosla Ventures, Northpond Ventures, Think.Health Ventures, Grey Sky Venture Partners and the Stanford-StartX Fund. For more information, please visit www.inflammatix.com and follow the company on Twitter (@Inflammatix_Inc).

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March 18, 2020 – Leading Stanford Alumni Scientists and Physicians Launch StartX Med COVID-19 Task Force2020-03-19T16:58:44-07:00

Palo Alto, Calif., March 18, 2020  —  70+ StartX Med Innovators with Medical Breakthroughs for the Prevention, Diagnostics and Treatment of Coronavirus Mobilize Efforts to Fast-Track Public Health Needs During Pandemic StartX, a non-profit startup community of more than 1500 Stanford faculty and alumni founders, announces the launch of its StartX Med COVID-19 Task Force and the mobilization of its breakthrough medical companies providing solutions for the prevention, diagnostics and treatment of the novel coronavirus. The group of leading scientists, physicians and professor entrepreneurs will collaborate on outreach to government agencies, regulatory bodies and healthcare systems in the interest of public health.

Among the many leading-edge biotech, medical device and digital health companies solving critical needs during the COVID-19 pandemic are physicians working with positive cases, companies with FDA cleared solutions and those that are on the fast-track with the CDC. The following are a few ways the StartX Med COVID-19 Task Force is working to provide hope, flatten the curve, and combat the novel coronavirus:

  • Rapid tests suitable for drive through testing, nursing homes, and ER rooms with results in 10 minutes
  • Applications and hardware to assess respiratory issues
  • Rapid solutions to fight developing sepsis and correlating antibiotic resistance resulting from COVID-19 severe complications
  • COVID-19 related applications for remotely monitoring quarantined patients and healthcare workers who have been exposed
  • Rapid RNA testing technologies
  • Testing that provides information on the presence, type and severity of infections
  • Solutions for optimizing hospital operations and supply chain tracking
  • Solutions for automated quarantine management and remote virtual triage
  • A centrifuge system which is readily deployable for remote sample collection and prep
  • A handheld device measuring temperature, lung sounds, airway pressure, pulmonary function, ECG, and SPO2
  • Remote monitoring for respiratory diseases, and other StartX Med technologies already deployed in Wuhan, China
  • Free access to the Bioz research platform for biopharma companies
  • Free virtual COVID-19 evaluation, screening and escalation tool for any hospital in the U.S. to help preserve clinical resources for patients who warrant in-person care
  • StartX Med therapeutics companies with new antiviral drugs to treat COVID-19 and the most common lung disease caused by it, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), are accelerating their efforts to take their treatments into clinical settings.

“One of our first goals would be for existing StartX genetics companies to be able to ramp-up their current solutions for molecular testing of COVID-19 diagnostics and work with local and state officials and government agencies on deployment,” stated Dr. Michael Niaki, StartX Med COVID-19 Task Force Lead for the Diagnostics Subgroup.

Current StartX Med COVID-19 Task Force Participants include:

Prevention: DawnLight Technologies Luma HealthMon AmiTheranovaTueoQventus

Diagnostics: Avails MedicalEkoEnable BiosciencesInflammatixLucira HealthMagnetic Insight MendoNirmidas Biotech, Inc.ProbiusDxSandstone DiagnosticsSensio AirSentinel HealthcareSpire HealthSubtle MedicalQuantumcyte

Treatment: AugmedixBiozBright.mdChimera BioGEn1EGlobavir BioSciencesGuided ClarityInfiniGeneKangarooHealthOMNYOrcabioParzivalPotreroQventusSpot BiosystemsLine Up Health Wellsheet

“As the number of positive cases continue to soar in the outbreak of COVID-19, there is an imminent need for reducing barriers companies are experiencing with therapeutic medical breakthroughs needing to be deployed,” stated Joseph Huang, CEO of StartX. “We’ve always said that our community of industry leaders can achieve more as a group than as individuals and this is a prime example of how quickly StartX companies and the Stanford entrepreneurship ecosystem can mobilize and come together in times of crisis.”

In addition to partnering in outreach to government agencies and public health offices for immediate deployment of life-saving medical solutions, the coalition will offer investors a special COVID-19 Task Force version of StartX’s Online Investor Demo Day viewings to coordinate introductions between StartX Med companies tackling COVID-19 and VCs specifically interested in investing in this space. Both StartX’s General Investor Demo Day and COVID-19 specific viewings are slated to begin March 19, 2019.

Media Note: Leading Physician and Scientist Expert Sources Available for Comment

About StartX

StartX is a nonprofit organization advancing the development of Stanford’s top entrepreneurs through experiential education, access to thousands of VCs and investors, and a Who’s Who of industry leaders and serial entrepreneurs providing mentorship. The founder community consists of a diverse mix of 1500+ well-funded Growth-Stage Founders, tenured Stanford Professor Founders, and highly-successful Stanford Alumni Founders. Collectively, StartX companies have raised $8 billion in funding with a combined valuation of more than $25 billion to date. StartX’s Corporate Innovation program helps global corporations quickly test market-ready technology from Stanford alumni founders through structured co-creation and pilot programs. Ranked as a number one accelerator nationally by MIT’s Seed Accelerator Rankings Project, StartX venture funded companies have a 92% survival and acquisition rate in a wide range of industries from consumer Internet and retail products to enterprise software, biotechnology and medical devices.

StartX and StartX Med, the medical entrepreneurial vertical of StartX, includes accomplished founders ranging from undergraduates and masters students to post docs, professors and Stanford alumni being mentored by top Silicon Valley industry leaders. For medical tech founders homegrown at Stanford’s School of Medicine, having intimate access to domain experts and care environments has been fundamental to their success. StartX Med entrepreneurial scientists are changing the world with medical breakthroughs and successful life-saving research trials, including an average of more than six FDA approvals per year. Clinical partners of StartX Med companies encompass more than 250 hospitals, 30,000 care centers, 50,000 physicians and 65 million annual patient visits. StartX Med founders also have the opportunity to utilize 2,000 square feet of shared wet lab space at the StartX facility, located down the street from Stanford University. StartX continues to be a unique startup community compared to accelerators and incubators and does not take equity in companies for admittance into its programs. For information on the StartX Med COVID-19 Task Force or how you can help, please send inquiries to: COVID19TF@startx.com

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March 4, 2020 – New Inflammatix Study in Nature Communications Outlines Breakthrough in Diagnosing Acute Infections by Reading the Immune System2020-03-04T08:41:42-07:00

Burlingame, Calif., March 4, 2020  —  Novel Machine Learning Host-Response-Based Approach Forms the Basis of Company’s Tests.  Inflammatix, a pioneering molecular diagnostics company delivering precision medicine at the point of care, announced findings from a new study published today in Nature Communications that demonstrate its ability to identify patients with bacterial versus viral infections using a data-driven approach that measures the immune system response. The molecular classifier used in the study forms the basis of Inflammatix’s HostDx rapid tests, which the company is developing to overcome traditional challenges of diagnosing acute infections and sepsis.

“When seeing a sick patient with a suspected infection in the emergency room, most physicians are forced to basically make an educated guess about whether the patient has a bacterial or viral infection, and then treat accordingly. Unfortunately, despite best efforts, this guessing game can have terrible outcomes for patients and for our health system” said Tim Sweeney, M.D., Ph.D., cofounder and chief executive officer of Inflammatix.

“For 20 years, researchers have been looking for a way to use transcriptomics – the study of the body’s gene expression – to classify patients with acute infections. To date, others’ attempts to apply machine learning to this problem have not held up when applied to diverse patient populations. Our new study is the first time that a locked, multi-gene signature has been validated in a blinded, independent clinical cohort. It represents a major technical breakthrough in translating our tests to the clinic.”

For the new publication, Inflammatix and Stanford scientists applied advanced machine learning to develop a 29-gene classifier (“BVN-1”) that can identify bacterial, viral or no infections across 1,069 blood samples from 18 prior studies of patients diagnosed with acute infections. The patients represented a wide range of geographic regions, clinical care setting and disease contexts.

The researchers then tested the locked classifier – i.e., without modification or retraining – on an independent cohort of 109 patients from Stanford University’s intensive care unit who underwent evaluation for acute infection and sepsis. They found that the test was highly accurate in diagnosing infections, especially among patients tested within 36 hours of hospital admission – a critical time for determining treatment. Among this subset, the test demonstrated an AUROC of 0.92 (95% CI; 0.83-0.99) for identifying patients with bacterial infections and 0.91 (95% CI; 0.82-0.98) for viral infections.

The molecular classifier also demonstrated higher accuracy than standard biomarkers – procalcitonin (PCT) and C-reactive protein (CRP) – that have been associated with acute infections and sepsis. Among the subset of patients with PCT and CRP results in the Stanford ICU cohort, the Inflammatix test had an AUROC of 0.87 (95% CI; 0.8-0.94) for bacterial infections, compared to 0.83 (95% CI; 0.75-0.92) for PCT and 0.70 (95% CI; 0.6-.081) for CRP. Neither PCT nor CRP could positively identify viral infections.

“To wit, 100% of the patients in this cohort were on antibiotics, but many did not have an underlying bacterial infection. Improved diagnostics would benefit patients and have a major impact on the healthcare system,” said Dr. Sweeney.

“Furthermore, our machine learning team has demonstrated the power of our computational platform in a highly heterogeneous and difficult field. We look forward to bringing the same computational tools to bear across multiple other infectious and inflammatory diseases.”

Antibiotic resistance and sepsis lead to more than 700,000[i] and 5 million[ii] respective deaths worldwide each year. Inflammatix’s HostDx Sepsis and HostDx Fever tests use proprietary machine learning algorithms that incorporate the expression of multiple immune genes (host response) to identify the presence of bacterial or viral infections and to determine if a patient has or is likely to develop sepsis. Inflammatix’s simple-to-use, sample-to-answer HostDx system is designed to produce results at or near the point of care in 30 minutes or less. The company plans to advance its HostDx tests through commercial launch in Europe and submission to the United States Food and Drug Administration in 2021.

In January 2020, Inflammatix announced it had received $32 million in Series C financing. Prior to that, in November 2019, the company announced a cost-sharing contract with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, to further develop its HostDx tests. The agreement is worth up to $72 million based on achieving certain milestones.*

Citation

Mayhew, MB et al. A generalizable 29-mRNA neural-network classifier for acute bacterial and viral infections. Nature Communications, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-14975-w

About Inflammatix

Inflammatix is a molecular diagnostics company that is reimagining diagnostics by “reading” the patient’s immune system to deliver rapid results that improve patient care and reduce major public health burdens. The company’s initial focus is on acute infection and sepsis, where its HostDx™ tests combine proprietary biomarkers and advanced machine learning to help physicians quickly get the right treatments to the right patients. Each test will be developed to run on the company’s sample-to-answer isothermal instrument platform in under 30 minutes, enabling the power of precision medicine at the point of care. The Burlingame, Calif.-based company funders include Khosla Ventures, Northpond Ventures, Think.Health Ventures, Grey Sky Venture Partners and the Stanford-StartX Fund. For more information, please visit www.inflammatix.com and follow the company on Twitter (@Inflammatix_Inc).

*This project has been funded in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services; Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response; Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, under Contract Nos. 75A50119C00034 and 75A50119C00044.

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[i] Interagency Coordination Group on Antimicrobial Resistance. No Time to Wait: Securing the Future from Drug-Resistant Infections; Report to the United Nations. April 2019.

[ii] Rudd KE, et al. Global, regional, and national sepsis incidence and mortality, 1990–2017: analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study. Lancet 2020; 395:200-211.

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January 10, 2020 – Inflammatix Announces $32 Million in Series C Funding2020-03-04T08:29:13-07:00

Burlingame, Calif., January 10, 2020  —  Financing will be used to advance HostDx™ tests for acute infections and sepsis to commercial launch in 2021.  Inflammatix, a pioneering molecular diagnostics company delivering precision medicine at the point of care, today announced a $32 million Series C financing. The funding round included participation from existing investors Khosla Ventures, Northpond Ventures and Think.Health Ventures, and new investors that include Grey Sky Venture Partners. The funds will be used to advance Inflammatix’s rapid HostDx™ tests through commercial launch in Europe and submission to the United States Food and Drug Administration in 2021.

“We are pleased to have the support of this strong group of healthcare investors who share our excitement about leveraging the immune response to build novel precision diagnostics for infectious and inflammatory disease. In particular, our first tests will help tackle antibiotic resistance and sepsis, two critical public health challenges, by reading the patient’s host-immune response to infection,” said Tim Sweeney, M.D., Ph.D., cofounder and chief executive officer of Inflammatix. “With this financing in hand, we look forward to bringing our rapid HostDx tests into hospitals and clinics so that physicians can quickly get the right treatments to the right patients.”

The Series C funding follows an announcement in November 2019 that the company had signed a long-term cost-sharing contract to develop its tests for acute infections and sepsis with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) worth up $72 million based on achieving certain milestones.*

Antibiotic resistance and sepsis cause more than 700,000 and 5 million deaths worldwide each year, respectively. Traditional methods for diagnosing acute infections are too slow and are often inaccurate because they only look for pathogens in the bloodstream, despite most infections never entering the bloodstream. As a result, patients with suspected infection are often blindly treated with antibiotics – contributing to antibiotic resistance – or sepsis can be missed altogether.

Inflammatix’s HostDx Sepsis and HostDx Fever tests use proprietary machine learning algorithms that incorporate the expression of multiple immune genes (host response) to identify the presence of bacterial or viral infections and to determine if a patient has or is likely to develop sepsis. Inflammatix’s simple-to-use, sample-to-answer HostDx system is designed to produce results at or near the point of care in 30 minutes or less.

“Inflammatix’s team is advancing our knowledge of how to use the immune system and immune responses to improve the diagnosis of acute infections and sepsis,” said Mike Rubin, M.D., Ph.D., founder and chief executive officer of Northpond Ventures. “We believe their innovations in data science expertise and rapid multiplex test system have the power to transform care across a spectrum of medical conditions and diseases.”

About Inflammatix

Inflammatix is a molecular diagnostics company that is reimagining diagnostics by “reading” the patient’s immune system to deliver rapid results that improve patient care and reduce major public health burdens. The company’s initial focus is on acute infection and sepsis, where its HostDx™ tests combine proprietary biomarkers and advanced machine learning to help physicians quickly get the right treatments to the right patients. Each test will be developed to run on the company’s sample-to-answer isothermal instrument platform in under 30 minutes, enabling the power of precision medicine at the point of care. The Burlingame, Calif.-based company funders include Khosla Ventures, Northpond Ventures, Think.Health Ventures, Grey Sky Venture Partners and the Stanford-StartX Fund. For more information, please visit www.inflammatix.com and follow the company on Twitter (@Inflammatix_Inc).

*This project has been funded in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services; Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response; Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, under Contract Nos. 75A50119C00034 and 75A50119C00044.

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For Inflammatix:
Tracy Morris
tracymorrispr@gmail.com
650-380-4413

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November 14, 2019 – Inflammatix Announces Funding from BARDA to Advance HostDx™ Tests2019-11-14T14:57:34-07:00

Burlingame, Calif., November 14, 2019  —  HostDx Fever Test Reads the Immune System to Rapidly Diagnose Acute Infections at Point of Care.  Inflammatix, a pioneering molecular diagnostics company, announced today an agreement with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, to further develop its HostDx™ tests. Under the contract, Inflammatix will receive $6 million in the first phase of a cost-sharing contract worth up to $72 million based on achieving certain milestones.

The new contract will advance development and commercialization of Inflammatix’s simple sample-to-answer, point-of-care HostDx test system, which will produce results in under 30 minutes. The first phase of work will focus on the novel HostDx Fever test. The HostDx Fever test “reads” gene expression patterns in the immune system to quickly identify whether a suspected infection is bacterial or viral, enabling physicians to quickly and accurately determine whether to prescribe antibiotics. The HostDx Fever test will be run from a fingerstick blood sample and will be used primarily in primary care, urgent care and other outpatient clinical settings. Today, an estimated 30 percent of antibiotics are inappropriately prescribed to patients with infections because their infections are not obviously bacterial or viral in origin.

“We are thrilled to receive this funding from BARDA, which will enable us to advance our HostDx Fever test into the clinic where it will help physicians quickly diagnose infections so they can get the right treatments to the right patients. This ability is key to combatting antibiotic resistance, which is one of the most pressing public health challenges of our time,” said Tim Sweeney, M.D., Ph.D., cofounder and chief executive officer of Inflammatix. “Through this public-private sector partnership, we will move precision medicine to the point of care, where it can have an immediate impact on patient outcomes.”

Current methods for diagnosing infections are too slow and often inaccurate, resulting in delayed or inappropriate treatment. Infections are often blindly – and incorrectly – treated with antibiotics, which contributes to antibiotic resistance. Each year at least 2 million Americans become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 die as a direct result.

The contract may optionally support two additional Inflammatix tests: HostDx Sepsis and HostDx FeverFlu. HostDx Sepsis is a blood-based test that will rapidly diagnose infections in patients in emergency department or other hospital settings and determine which patients are likely to have or develop sepsis. HostDx FeverFlu will be performed on nasal swab samples and will combine traditional influenza testing with host-response biomarkers.

About Inflammatix

Inflammatix is a molecular diagnostics company that is reimagining diagnostics by “reading” the patient’s immune system to deliver rapid results that improve patient care and reduce major public health burdens. The company’s initial focus is on acute infections and sepsis, where its HostDx™ tests combine proprietary biomarkers and advanced machine learning to help physicians quickly get the right treatments to the right patients. Each test will be developed to run on the company’s sample-to-answer isothermal instrument platform in 20-30 minutes, enabling the power of precision medicine at the point of care. The Burlingame, Calif.-based company is funded by Khosla Ventures, Northpond Ventures, the Stanford-StartX Fund and Think.Health Ventures. For more information, please visit www.inflammatix.com and follow the company on Twitter (@Inflammatix_Inc).

This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services; Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response; Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, under Contract No. 75A50119C00034.

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For Inflammatix:
Tracy Morris
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650-380-4413

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August 6, 2019 – Inflammatix Wins AACC’s Disruptive Technology Award For Its Rapid HostDx™ Tests2019-08-06T15:48:57-07:00

Burlingame, Calif., August 6, 2019  — Inflammatix, a molecular diagnostics company that is reimagining diagnostics, announced today that it has received the American Association for Clinical Chemistry’s (AACC) Disruptive Technology Award for its rapid HostDx™ tests, which read the immune system to improve diagnosis of acute infections and sepsis. The award was based on the company’s presentation  during the 71st AACC Annual Scientific Meeting, which is being held August 4-8 in Anaheim, Calif.

“We are extremely honored to receive this prestigious award, which recognizes the power of our proven technology to transform diagnosis of acute infections and sepsis,” said Tim Sweeney, M.D., Ph.D., cofounder and chief executive officer of Inflammatix. “We believe our rapid HostDx tests will enable physicians to more quickly get the right treatments to the right patients, improving patient outcomes and ultimately reducing the global health burdens of antibiotic resistance and sepsis.”

Inflammatix’s first test, HostDx Sepsis, will use proprietary algorithms to read the immune system’s response to infection. The test measures the expression of multiple immune genes to identify the presence of bacterial or viral infections and to determine if a patient has or is likely to develop sepsis. In contrast, while traditional diagnostic approaches look for blood-based pathogens, most infections – and nearly half of sepsis cases – are negative for bloodstream pathogens. Inflammatix’s technology is proven in dozens of studies involving over 2,400 patients and published in leading peer-reviewed journals. The company is developing a proprietary cartridge-based system that will produce rapid results at or near the point of care in 30 minutes or less and plans to seek FDA clearance for the HostDx Sepsis test.

Each year in the United States alone, 20 million patients are assessed for acute infections and sepsis in emergency department and other hospital settings. Sepsis, a life-threatening condition in which the body’s immune system becomes dysregulated fighting an infection, kills more than 250,000 people in the United States each year and is estimated to cause or contribute to over five million deaths worldwide annually.

AACC’s Disruptive Technology Award recognizes innovative testing solutions that improve patient care through diagnostic performance or access to high quality testing. Inflammatix was one of three finalists selected to present to a panel of expert judges during a special session of the AACC meeting. The company was selected based on its technology’s clinical validity, patient impact, market opportunity, business model, competitive analysis, intellectual property strength, regulatory plan, team strength and stage of development.

Inflammatix also received the Audience Choice award based on the audience’s votes for their favorite technology.

About Inflammatix

Inflammatix is a molecular diagnostics company that is reimagining diagnostics by “reading” the patient’s immune system to deliver rapid results that improve patient care and reduce major public health burdens. The company’s initial focus is on acute infections and sepsis, where its HostDx™ tests combine proprietary biomarkers and advanced machine learning to help physicians quickly get the right treatments to the right patients. Each test will be developed to run on the company’s sample-to-answer isothermal instrument platform in 20-30 minutes, enabling the power of precision medicine at the point of care. The Burlingame, Calif.-based company is funded by Khosla Ventures, Northpond Ventures, the Stanford-StartX Fund and Think.Health Ventures. For more information, please visit www.inflammatix.com and follow the company on Twitter (@Inflammatix_Inc).

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For Inflammatix:
Tracy Morris
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650-380-4413

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May 16, 2019 – Inflammatix Named a Finalist for AACC’s Disruptive Technology Award for Its Rapid HostDx™ Tests2019-05-16T12:58:28-07:00

Burlingame, Calif., May 16, 2019  — Inflammatix announced today that it has been named a finalist for the American Association for Clinical Chemistry’s (AACC) Disruptive Technology Award  for its rapid HostDx™ tests, which read the immune system to improve diagnosis of acute infections and sepsis. Inflammatix is one of three finalists that will present its technology at the 71st AACC Annual Scientific Meeting in Anaheim, Calif., during a special session on August 5, 2019.

“We are honored to be selected as a finalist for this prestigious award,” said Tim Sweeney, M.D., Ph.D., cofounder and chief executive officer of Inflammatix. “This recognition underscores the power of our approach of evaluating the body’s immune system to diagnose infections and sepsis faster and more accurately than current methods.”

Inflammatix’s first test, HostDx Sepsis, uses proprietary algorithms to diagnose the host response to infection. Specifically, it measures the expression of multiple immune genes to identify the presence of bacterial or viral infections and to determine if a patient has or is likely to develop sepsis. In contrast, traditional diagnostic approaches look for blood-based pathogens, but most infections – and nearly half of sepsis cases – are negative for bloodstream pathogens. Inflammatix is developing a proprietary cartridgebased point-of-need system that will produce rapid sample-to-answer results in 30 minutes or less and plans to seek FDA clearance for the HostDx Sepsis test.

Sepsis, a life-threatening condition in which the body’s immune system becomes dysregulated fighting an infection, kills more than 250,000 people in the United States each year and is estimated to cause or contribute to over five million deaths worldwide annually.

AACC’s Disruptive Technology Award recognizes innovative testing solutions that improve patient care through diagnostic performance or access to high quality testing.

About Inflammatix

Inflammatix is a molecular diagnostics company that is developing rapid tests that read the immune system, enabling improved patient care and reducing major public health burdens. The company’s initial focus is on acute bacterial and viral infections and sepsis, where its HostDx™ tests will allow physicians to quickly get the right treatments to the right patients, reducing morbidity and mortality, health system costs, and antibiotic resistance. While current tests diagnose infections by “finding the bug” – an approach that misses the 70% of infections that never enter the bloodstream – Inflammatix evaluates the body’s immune system response to provide more accurate and faster diagnosis. Its scientific approach has been validated in over 20 independent cohorts involving over 1,000 patients and published in leading medical journals. The privately held, Burlingame, Calif.-based company is funded by Khosla Ventures, Northpond Ventures, the Stanford-StartX Fund and Think.Health Ventures. For more information, please visit www.inflammatix.com and follow the company on Twitter (@Inflammatix_Inc).

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October 4, 2018 – Inflammatix to Present New Data at IDWeek 2018 Demonstrating Ability to Perform HostDx™ Fever Test to Rapidly Distinguish Bacterial from Viral Infections Across Multiple Laboratory Platforms2018-10-16T16:49:43-07:00

Burlingame, Calif., October 4, 2018  — Inflammatix today announced that it will present findings from two studies demonstrating the ability of its HostDx™ Fever test to distinguish bacterial from viral infections on multiple rapid laboratory platforms that can deliver results in under 30 minutes. The new data will be presented at the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) IDWeek™ 2018 taking place October 3-7, 2018, in San Francisco.

The HostDx Fever test is designed to help physicians differentiate acute bacterial and viral infections quickly and accurately in outpatient and urgent care settings. It uses gene expression data and bioinformatics to read the immune system response, rather than look for specific pathogens. The new data at IDWeek 2018 will demonstrate the company’s successful translation of its core technology onto rapid isothermal and PCR laboratory platforms, which can enable rapid results at or near the point of care.

“Acute infections are among the most frequent diagnoses in outpatient care settings, but they are challenging to diagnose, and current testing methods are inaccurate or too slow. As a result, infections are often blindly – and incorrectly – treated with antibiotics,” said Tim Sweeney, M.D., Ph.D., cofounder and chief executive officer of Inflammatix. “The HostDx Fever test is designed to help physicians quickly diagnose acute bacterial and viral infections in order to improve patient care, reduce healthcare costs and tackle the growing public health problem of antimicrobial resistance. The data we are presenting at IDWeek 2018 show that the genes comprising the HostDx Fever test can be accurately and rapidly measured across multiple rapid laboratory methods, potentially enabling broader access to the test.”

The following abstracts will be presented as posters at the IDWeek 2018 conference:

Title: Taqman multiplex PCR of a seven-gene host biomarker to discriminate bacterial from viral infections (Abstract #72231)
Presenter: Wensheng Nie, Ph.D., Inflammatix
Date/Time: Saturday, October 6, 12:30-1:45 p.m. Pacific Time
Session: Diagnostics: Biomarkers and Novel Approaches
Location: Moscone Convention Center, Hall C, Poster #2016

Title: An ultra-rapid host response assay to discriminate between bacterial and viral infections using quantitative isothermal gene expression analysis (Abstract #72198)
Presenter: David C. Rawling, Ph.D., Inflammatix
Date/Time: Saturday, October 6, 12:30-1:45 p.m. Pacific Time
Session: Diagnostics: Biomarkers and Novel Approaches
Location: Moscone Convention Center, Hall C, Poster #2021

About the HostDx Fever Test

The HostDx Fever test helps determine whether a suspected infection is likely bacterial or viral. The test uses novel, validated technology to measure the expression levels of select host immune genes in blood samples and then applies proprietary algorithms to produce clinically actionable and timely results. The HostDx Fever test’s technology has been validated in 24 cohorts of over 1,000 patients with suspected infection. The test has demonstrated a high sensitivity for bacterial infection (94 percent) and high negative predictive value (97 percent) and its performance was consistent regardless of the infection subtype, clinical setting and time of the year.

About Inflammatix

Inflammatix is a molecular diagnostics company that is developing rapid tests that read the immune system, enabling improved patient care and reducing major public health burdens. The company’s initial focus is on acute bacterial and viral infections, and sepsis, where its HostDx Sepsis and HostDx Fever tests will allow physicians to quickly get the right treatments to the right patients, reducing morbidity and mortality, health system costs, and antibiotic resistance. While current tests diagnose infections by “finding the bug” – an approach that misses the 70 percent of infections that never enter the bloodstream – Inflammatix evaluates the body’s immune system response to provide more accurate and faster diagnosis. Its scientific approach has been validated in over 20 independent cohorts involving over 1,000 patients and published in leading medical journals. The privately held, Burlingame, Calif.-based company is funded by Khosla Ventures, Think.Health, Stanford-StartX Fund and grants from the federal government. For more information, please visit www.inflammatix.com and follow the company on Twitter (@Inflammatix_Inc).

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650-380-4413

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April 10, 2018 – Inflammatix Named a Finalist in Fast Company’s 2018 World Changing Ideas Awards for Its Novel HostDx Tests2018-04-10T09:55:32-07:00

Burlingame, Calif., April 10, 2018  — Inflammatix announced today that it has been named a finalist in Fast Company’s 2018 World Changing Ideas Awards for its novel HostDx™ tests, which read the immune system to tackle the global health problems of antibiotic resistance and sepsis. The annual award honors businesses, policies, projects and concepts that offer innovative solutions to the issues facing humanity. Finalists and winners will be highlighted in the May issue of the print magazine, which hits newsstands on April 17.

“We are deeply honored to receive this recognition from Fast Company, which is recognized worldwide as an authority on innovation,” said Tim Sweeney, M.D., Ph.D., co-founder and chief executive officer of Inflammatix. “This recognition emphasizes our commitment to harnessing the power of the immune system to improve patient care and resolve major clinical and public health challenges.”

Inflammatix is working with clinical diagnostics instrument partners to commercialize its HostDx tests, which will initially target acute bacterial and viral infections and sepsis. Rather than look for specific pathogens or biomarkers of disease, which lack accuracy and speed, the HostDx tests measure the genomic “fingerprint” of the host response to disease and apply proprietary machine learning algorithms to accurately identify whether an infection is bacterial or viral – and thus whether antibiotics are required – and to determine if the patient is likely to have or develop sepsis.

About the World Changing Ideas Awards

World Changing Ideas is one ofFast Company’s major annual awards programs and is focused on social good, seeking to elevate finished products and brave concepts that make the world better. A panel of judges from across sectors chooses winners and finalists based on feasibility and the potential for impact. With a goal of awarding ingenuity and fostering innovation, Fast Companydraws attention to ideas with great potential and helps them expand their reach to inspire more people to start work on solving the problems that affect us all.

Now in its second year, the World Changing Ideas Awards showcases 12 winners and more than 200 finalists. A panel of eminent judges selected winners from a pool of more than 1,300 entries in 12 categories, with entries from across the globe.

About Inflammatix

Inflammatix is a molecular diagnostics company that is developing rapid tests that read the immune system, enabling improved patient care and reducing major public health burdens. The company’s initial focus is on acute bacterial and viral infections, and sepsis, where its HostDx™ tests will allow physicians to quickly get the right treatments to the right patients, reducing morbidity and mortality, health system costs, and antibiotic resistance.While current tests diagnose infections by “finding the bug” – an approach that misses the 70% of infections that never enter the bloodstream – Inflammatix evaluates the body’s immune system response to provide more accurate and faster diagnosis. Its scientific approach has been validated in over 20 independent cohorts involving over 1,000 patients and published in leading medical journals. The privately held, Burlingame, Calif.-based company is funded by Khosla Ventures, Stanford-StartX Fund and grants from the federal government. For more information, please visit www.inflammatix.comand follow the company on Twitter (@Inflammatix_Inc).

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650-380-4413

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February 15, 2018 – New Study Published in Nature Communications Suggests Sepsis Can Be Detected By Measuring the Immune System2018-02-15T12:09:09-07:00

Bioinformatics Approach Forms the Basis of Inflammatix’s HostDx™ Sepsis Test

Burlingame, Calif., February 15, 2018 — Inflammatix announced findings from a new study published today in Nature Communications that suggest that diagnosing and determining who will likely develop sepsis can be improved with a data-driven approach that measures the immune system response to severe infection. A gene expression model used in the new study is a core component of HostDx™ Sepsis, a rapid molecular test that Inflammatix is developing to improve sepsis diagnosis. Sepsis, a dysregulated immune system response to infection, kills more than 250,000 Americans and costs the healthcare system more than $27 billion annually in the United States.

“Current tools for sepsis identification and triage are imprecise, which often results in patients being overtreated or undertreated and wastes significant healthcare resources. The findings in this new study suggest that measuring immune dysregulation could indicate infection severity and significantly improve sepsis diagnosis,” said Tim Sweeney, M.D., lead author of the new paper, and cofounder and chief executive officer of Inflammatix. “The technology used in this study forms the basis of our HostDx Sepsis test, which we plan to bring into hospitals and urgent care settings as a rapid test to help reduce the global burden of sepsis.”

The new study evaluated gene-based models designed to accurately predict 30-day mortality in patients with sepsis at the time of enrollment. The models were developed and evaluated on over 20 cohorts from clinical studies involving a wide range of populations and settings. Inflammatix holds exclusive license to a pending patent from Stanford University for the institution’s gene expression model from the new study.

The Stanford gene set licensed by Inflammatix, when combined with clinical severity scores (the current standard of care), demonstrated a substantial increase in prognostic power for 30-day mortality (i.e., an AUC increase of 9.8 percent, from 77 percent to 87 percent). This would translate to an ability to rule out approximately 20 percent more sepsis cases, compared to clinical severity scores alone. Such findings suggest this approach could help save substantial resources by avoiding unnecessary care.

“This new research, combined with previously published data, demonstrate the HostDx Sepsis test’s ability to identify the presence of bacterial and/or viral infection and determine the likelihood of a patient having or developing sepsis. We believe this powerful combination will strongly drive the economic value of HostDx Sepsis, a point we look forward to validating in interventional trials,” said Dr. Sweeney.

About the HostDx Sepsis Test

The HostDx Sepsis test helps diagnose sepsis by detecting the presence of a bacterial and/or viral infection and determining its severity. The test uses novel, validated technology to measure the expression levels of numerous host immune genes in blood samples and then applies proprietary algorithms to produce clinically actionable and timely results. The HostDx Sepsis test’s technology has been validated in 20 cohorts of over 1,000 patients, representing diverse populations and settings. The test has demonstrated a high sensitivity for organ dysfunction associated with sepsis (95 percent) and high negative predictive value (>98 percent).

About Inflammatix

Inflammatix is a molecular diagnostics company that is developing rapid tests that read the immune system, enabling improved patient care and reducing major public health burdens. The company’s initial focus is on acute bacterial and viral infections, and sepsis, where its HostDx™ tests will allow physicians to quickly get the right treatments to the right patients, reducing morbidity and mortality, health system costs, and antibiotic resistance. While current tests diagnose infections by “finding the bug” – an approach that misses the 70% of infections that never enter the bloodstream – Inflammatix evaluates the body’s immune system response to provide more accurate and faster diagnosis. Its scientific approach has been validated in over 20 independent cohorts involving over 1,000 patients and published in leading medical journals. The privately held, Burlingame, Calif.-based company is funded by Khosla Ventures, Stanford-StartX Fund and the U.S. government’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). For more information, please visit www.inflammatix.com and follow the company on Twitter (@Inflammatix_Inc).

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December 19, 2017 – Inflammatix Announces Appointment of Oliver Liesenfeld, M.D., as Chief Medical Officer2018-10-16T16:53:44-07:00

BURLINGAME, Calif.Dec. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Inflammatix, a molecular diagnostics company that is developing rapid tests that read the immune system to improve disease diagnosis, today announced that Oliver Liesenfeld, M.D., has been appointed chief medical officer. Dr. Liesenfeld, a veteran of the diagnostics industry, comes to the company from Roche Molecular Diagnostics, where he served as chief medical officer since 2012.

Dr. Liesenfeld will oversee the clinical studies and regulatory approvals needed to commercialize Inflammatix’s HostDx™ tests, which will initially target acute infections and sepsis, respectively. These tests use the company’s novel, validated, bioinformatics-based approach of reading the genomic “fingerprint” of the host response to disease to quickly determine if a patient has a bacterial and/or viral infection – and thus, whether they need antibiotics – and to measure the severity of disease to determine if the patient is likely to have or develop sepsis.

“We are delighted to have an individual of Dr. Liesenfeld’s experience and stature join our team as we transform infectious disease diagnosis and resolve the pressing public health challenges of antibiotic resistance and sepsis,” said Tim Sweeney, M.D., Ph.D., cofounder and chief executive officer of Inflammatix. “With his extensive background in diagnostics, particularly in infectious diseases, and his broad regulatory experience, he will be key to helping us achieve our ambitious goals.”

Dr. Liesenfeld has over 25 years of industry and academic experience in the diagnostics field, with a focus on molecular diagnostics and infectious diseases. As chief medical officer at Roche Molecular Diagnostics, he built a state-of-the-art medical department and led the company’s clinical science, medical affairs, clinical operations and biometrics functions. His team designed and executed numerous clinical trials to support regulatory approvals and commercialization of the company’s broad product portfolio, including the LightCycler® SeptiFast test for use in sepsis diagnosis. Prior to Roche, Dr. Liesenfeld served as associate professor of Medical Microbiology and Infection Immunology at the Charite Medical School in Berlin, Germany, where his research focused on the immune response to infections. He holds an M.D. and a doctoral (Dr. med) degree from the Free University of Berlin, Germany and completed his residency in medical microbiology and infection epidemiology at the Charite Medical School, Berlin. He also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic Medicine at Stanford University. Dr. Liesenfeld has authored more than 160 articles in peer-reviewed journals and more than 30 book chapters.

“I believe that a data-driven, bioinformatics approach that measures patients’ immune response represents the future of improved diagnosis for numerous diseases and conditions,” said Dr. Liesenfeld. “I am excited to join Inflammatix and advance their groundbreaking work in acute infections and sepsis, where current testing methods are inaccurate or too slow. I look forward to bringing their HostDx tests into the clinic where they can support the improved management of patients, helping physicians quickly get the right treatments to the right patients.”

About Inflammatix

Inflammatix is a molecular diagnostics company that is developing rapid tests that use bioinformatics and machine learning to read the immune system, enabling improved patient care and reducing major public health burdens. The company’s initial focus is on acute bacterial and viral infections, and sepsis, where its HostDx™ tests will allow physicians to quickly get the right treatments to the right patients, reducing morbidity and mortality, health system costs, and antibiotic resistance. While current tests diagnose infections by “finding the bug” – an approach that misses many infections because they never enter the bloodstream – Inflammatix evaluates the body’s immune system response to provide more accurate and faster diagnosis. Its scientific approach has been validated in 38 cohorts involving over 2,400 patients and published in leading medical journals. The privately held, Burlingame, Calif.-based company is funded by Khosla Ventures, Stanford-StartX Fund and the U.S. government’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). For more information, please visit www.inflammatix.com and follow the company on Twitter (@Inflammatix_Inc).

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