Predictive Oncology (NASDAQ: POAI), a knowledge-driven company focused on applying artificial intelligence (“AI”) to personalized medicine and drug discovery, on Monday reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2020 and provided a business update. “We remain steadfast in our approach to assembling a portfolio of assets that leverages our unique collection of cancer tumors to develop and market AI-based, predictive models for personalized cancer treatments that improve patient outcomes,” Dr. Carl Schwartz, Predictive Oncology CEO, stated in the news release. “Our collection of more than 150,000 cancer tumors, amassed and curated over a 10-year period, gives us a strong competitive advantage as we are the only company that can perform a ‘reach back’ to examine actual outcomes over an extended period of time. In collaboration with UPMC, we are on schedule to conclude an initial study of the application of artificial intelligence for treatment of ovarian cancer patients during the second quarter. We believe this critical research will provide us with a representative sample that successfully demonstrates the value of our tumor database, validates our processes and enables the next step in our path to commercialization.”
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About Predictive Oncology Inc.
Predictive Oncology (NASDAQ: POAI) operates through three segments (Domestic, International and other), which contain four subsidiaries; Helomics, TumorGenesis, Skyline Medical and Skyline Europe. Helomics applies artificial intelligence to its rich data gathered from patient tumors to both personalize cancer therapies for patients and drive the development of new targeted therapies in collaborations with pharmaceutical companies. Helomics’ CLIA-certified lab provides clinical testing that assists oncologists in individualizing patient treatment decisions, by providing an evidence-based roadmap for therapy. In addition to its proprietary precision oncology platform, Helomics offers boutique CRO services that leverage its TruTumor(TM), patient-derived tumor models coupled to a wide range of multi-omics assays (genomics, proteomics and biochemical), and an AI-powered proprietary bioinformatics platform to provide a tailored solution to its clients’ specific needs. Predictive Oncology’s TumorGenesis subsidiary is developing a new rapid approach to growing tumors in the laboratory, which essentially “fools” cancer cells into thinking they are still growing inside a patient. Its proprietary Oncology Discovery Technology Platform kits will assist researchers and clinicians to identify which cancer cells bind to specific biomarkers. Once the biomarkers are identified they can be used in TumorGenesis’ Oncology Capture Technology Platforms which isolate and help categorize an individual patient’s heterogeneous tumor samples to enable the development of patient specific treatment options. Helomics and TumorGenesis are focused on ovarian cancer. Predictive Oncology’s Skyline Medical division markets its patented and FDA cleared STREAMWAY System, which automates the collection, measurement and disposal of waste fluid, including blood, irrigation fluid and others, within a medical facility, through both domestic and international divisions. The company has achieved sales in five of the seven continents through both direct sales and distributor partners. For more information, please visit www.Predictive-Oncology.com.
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