MicroRNA is a biological material secreted from cell and its profile is different between cancer and normal cell. MicroRNA is now attracting huge attention as an early cancer biomarker. It is secreted even from the early stage cancer which is difficult to be detected by conventional diagnostic method, such as blood tests, image diagnoses and endoscopy.
Icaria’ s original device which is made of combined zinc oxide nanostructure with microchannel can collect urinary microRNA with high efficiency even though microRNA exists only a few in urine. Our device is the only way that can collect enough amount of urinary microRNA to detect early cancer.
Icaria is developing cancer diagnosis algorithm by combining original microRNA database with machine learning technology. Analyzing microRNA profiles with the algorithm enables us to detect early cancer.