Medical diagnostics company DotLab has been granted three patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for its technology focused on the diagnosis, assessment, and characterization of endometriosis. Via its clinical studies, DotLab has pioneered medical tests enabled by single-stranded, non-coding RNAs called microRNAs in circulating body fluids such as blood and saliva. The inventions embodied in the portfolio of granted patents also include the company’s proprietary machine learning algorithms to detect, predict, diagnose, and monitor the presence or absence of the disease.
The training set for the DotEndo machine learning algorithm was developed via DotLab’s EMPOWER clinical study, a prospective, observational, multi-center study run at endometriosis centers of excellence across the United States. EMPOWER is the most robust clinical study of its type ever performed, making it an excellent foundation for the commercial test.
“DotLab tackled a holy grail in women’s health – endometriosis – which is notorious for its complex biology and the sheer scale of the unmet medical need,” said DotLab’s CEO Heather Bowerman. “We’re proud to share the news of these inventions and intellectual property achievements, which are ultimately a much-needed win for millions of patients.”
DotLab’s validation study was published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, the official publication of the American Gynecological & Obstetrical Society, Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Infectious Diseases Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology, Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, and Society of Gynecologic Surgeons.