Critical Diagnostics is a company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel biomarkers in cardiovascular diseases.
Their lead product, the Presage® ST2 Assay, has received FDA clearance and is CE Marked in Europe. This simple, non-invasive test measures for soluble ST2 in the blood, which can aid physicians in risk assessment of heart failure patients.
Soluble ST2 has now been published in more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and scientific posters studying more than 36,000 patients. These clinical studies have demonstrated that high levels of soluble ST2 are predictive of adverse patient outcomes and death in a broad spectrum of cardiovascular disease. They have further shown that the prognostic information from soluble ST2 is independent and provides added information to the cardiac biomarkers commonly used today, including the natriuretic peptides, BNP and NT-proBNP. Continue reading »