9/12 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
HBA presents 'Putting Academia-Industry Research Partnerships to Work.' Novartis, 1 Health Plaza, East Hanover, NJ more
9/24 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
CURE presents healthcare investment banker Anthony Gibney of Leerink Swann. Yale Anlyan Center, 300 Cedar Street, New Haven more
10/1 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
CURE/Yale BioHaven presents Trevi Therapeutics. Anlyan Center, 300 Cedar Street, New Haven. Watch for details.
10/8-9 12th annual BIO Investor Forum. The Palace Hotel, San Francisco more
10/15 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
HBA presents Women's Healthcare Innovation and Leadership Showcase. Sanofi Campus, 55 Corporate Drive Auditorium, Bridgewater, NJ more
11/7 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
CT Innovation Summit. Mentor meetings, awards ceremony, and more. Co-sponsored by CURE. Oakdale Theater, Wallingford more
11/11-13 The BIO Convention in China. National Convention Center, Beijing more
12/3 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
CURE Holiday Party. 'The best networking in town.' Café George, 300 George Street, New Haven. Save the Date!

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Affinimark Technologies, Inc.
300 George Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Phone: 203 676 3676
Website: http://www.affinimark.com/

Harry H. Penner, Jr. - hpenner@newpharma.com

General Information
Affinimark Technologies, Inc. is a life sciences firm focused on developing rapid response, lateral flow-based devices for the diagnosis of severe medical conditions. The Company’s proposed products are intended to be simple to use, furnish nearly immediate results, and deliver impressive accuracy. Affinimark intends to accomplish this by engineering products that use highly selective and specific antibodies that react strongly and readily to antigens specific to targeted conditions.

Research Activities
Affinimark’s first diagnostic under development, called Cerebrostrip, is designed to detect the existence of cerebrospinal fluid (“CSF”) leaks in a wide variety of circumstances, both civilian and military. CSF leaks, which represent a breach of the blood brain barrier, are caused by an extensive variety of events, and bring about a significant threat of meningitis infection. Contributing to these leaks and Cerebrostrip’s potential $400 million-plus annual U.S. market are over four million epidural administrations, 1.5 million cases of head trauma, a similar number of neuro and sinus surgeries, and the prospect of outfitting combat troops and support personnel with the device. Unlike the current prevailing technology, Cerebrostrip would provide on-the-spot diagnosis of a CSF leak through the use of a diagnostic device that operates much like a pregnancy test.

Affinimark’s second product, Prostalent, is being developed to offer similar convenience and accuracy in the diagnosis of early-stage prostate cancer. The current gold standard diagnostic for prostate cancer – the PSA test – produces significant numbers of false results, and therefore invites the development of a more accurate tool. Notwithstanding its shortcomings, the PSA was prescribed over 45 million times in a recent year. This clearly represents significant opportunity in a $2 billion-plus domestic market with a targeted population of over 55 million men.

Other Information
CT Employees: 1
World Employees: 1