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Hemispherx/Chronix Patent Application For Diagnostic Test for CFS

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by Cort, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. Cort

    Cort Phoenix Rising Founder

    Diagnostic test Patent produced! This is high tech stuff. De Meirleir quite awhile ago proposed that ME/CFS patients had high rates of cell apoptosis (suicide) and that they could trace that, I think, by looking at actin. This appears to be something different but it does assert that cells are dying in CFS patients blood in high amounts and something different happens in them when they do die - which is released into the blood - and can be picked up by this test. They appear to do this on the chromosome level - it really sounds like cutting edge stuff.

     
  2. Riley

    Riley Senior Member

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    Does anyone have a guess as to how long it will take to come to market? Also do they have to prove it's efficacy to some governing body before being made available?
     
  3. dannybex

    dannybex Senior Member

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    There's already a thread on this...

    Maybe someone could merge the two threads?

    http://forums.aboutmecfs.org/showth...rx-and-Chronix-file-patent-for-CFS-blood-test

    p.s. Riley, in answer to your question -- and this is just a wild guess, but everything takes years longer than we would hope, and this seems to be doubly true when it comes to Hemispherx. They've been trying to get some sort of approval for Ampligen for over 20 years, if not longer.

    Time will tell.
     
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    *GG* Senior Member

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    This is supposed to be 1 of FDAs number #1 job! So yes. The FDA was originally created to protect us from "snake oil" salesmen!

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  5. Christopher

    Christopher Senior Member

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    Wonder how much to blame Hemispherx is. The FDA green-lighting Ampligen would be the first official admittal by the US government that CFS is immune-related in origin.
     

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