Solid Organ Rejection Test is a gene based biomarker panel that evaluates the gene expression profile of RNA isolated from peripheral blood leukocytes. SORT is intended for diagnosis and subsequent monitoring of renal transplant recipients who have a high probability of early cellular or humoral acute rejection at the time of testing. SORT should be utilized in conjunction with standard clinical assessment.
The renal transplant community is heavily reliant on serum creatinine levels as a trigger to diagnose acute rejection. However, serum creatinine is a late indicator of renal injury and exhibits high variability and high false positivity. These inadequacies lead to delayed diagnosis and irreversible renal damage.
As such, we developed the World’s first predictive test of acute rejection. This solid organ rejection test (SORT) accurately detects acute rejection 4 months prior to biopsy or other signs of clinical graft dysfunction.
SORT is intended to be utilized in conjunction with standard clinical assessment.
In the US for 0.5 Million patients with Renal Failure, transplant is the treatment of choice, but due to a critical shortage of organs, there are 85,000 patients on the waitlist of 2.5 years. Only 21,000 receive kidney transplants annually. This costs Medicare $6.3 Billion. The absence of accurate, non-invasive monitoring tests is an unmet need reflected in the high attrition rates. Organ-I is commercializing, ‘SORT’ (Solid Organ Rejection Test) first predictive, accurate, non-invasive test available to patients, averting the need for unnecessary biopsies and saving upwards of $750M.