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Elypta enrolls first patient in AUR93A trial

Karl Bergman and Francesco Gatto

Elypta announces the enrollment of the first patient in the newly initiated AURORAX-0093A (AUR93A) study.

AUR93A is intended to explore Elypta’s metabolism-based liquid biopsy platform for the prognosis of muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) before neo-adjuvant chemotherapy. The first patient was enrolled at San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, Italy.


In AUR93A, Elypta is exploring the prognostic performance of its liquid biopsy platform, which is based on novel non-invasive biomarkers of cancer metabolism – the profile of urine and plasma glycosaminoglycans or GAGomes. In a collaboration between Elypta, MediTeq and Lund University, AUR93A is part of a project co-funded by the Swedish Innovation Agency (VINNOVA) aimed at executing all pre-marketing activities for the new test for MIBC prognosis using Elypta’s liquid biopsy platform. This test will enable urologists to better discern patients with poor versus favorable prognosis.


“About two thirds of patients with muscle invasive bladder cancer will not respond to the standard of care neo-adjuvant chemotherapy prior to radical cystectomy. Better tools for determining which patients potentially would benefit from neo-adjuvant chemotherapy is therefore of great importance as it reduces overtreatment of patients while also allowing for a more cost-efficient health care. In this context, we are with the AUR93A study hoping to show GAGome measurement prior to neo-adjuvant chemotherapy to be such a tool,” says Dr. Saeed Dabestani, MD PhD, Urologist, Researcher and acting end-user consultant for the AUR93A study.

AUR93A recruitment is ongoing and the study is slated for completion in 2023.

Photo of Karl Bergman and Francesco Gatto: Elypta