VolitionRx Awarded $1.5 Million in Non-Dilutive Funding
HENDERSON, Nev., Aug. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- VolitionRx Limited (NYSE AMERICAN: VNRX) ("Volition"), a multi-national epigenetics company, has announced it has been awarded a further $1.5 million non-dilutive funding from Namur Invest Capital Risk in Belgium.
Namur Invest's award will fund an early access program for Volition's Nu.Q® product portfolio at key sites across the EU, UK, and USA.
Gaetan Michel, Chief Operating Officer of Volition, said: "Thanks to this latest funding from Namur Invest we are incredibly excited to launch our early access program and engage industry leaders in the development and adoption of our transformative Nucleosomics™ technology in a range of exemplifications of our assays.
"We will be working with centers of excellence worldwide providing leading clinicians and researchers with exclusive, early access to our Nu.Q® product range. This is an enormous step forward for Volition and a critical phase in our path to commercialization. We would like to thank Renaud Hattiez and his team at Namur Invest for their continued support."
Renaud Hattiez, Director General of Namur Invest, said: "We have supported Volition since its inception and wholeheartedly believe in the company's mission to revolutionize the diagnosis and monitoring of life-altering diseases. We are delighted to support Volition on the next step of its journey, engaging Key Opinion Leaders from across the globe and bringing Nu.Q® to fruition."
Namur Invest's loan is the latest grant from agencies within the Walloon Region, amounting to more than $14 million in non-dilutive funding since 2016. The new $1.5 million (Euro 1.5 million) loan to fund Volition's early access program is unsecured, bears interest at a rate of 6% per year and is repayable over four years with a maturity date of July 31, 2026.
Volition is developing simple, easy-to-use, cost-effective blood tests to help diagnose and monitor a range of life-altering diseases in both humans and animals. For more information about Volition's Nu.Q® technology go to: www.volition.com
Volition is a multi-national epigenetics company that applies its Nucleosomics™ platform through its subsidiaries to develop simple, easy to use, cost effective blood tests to help diagnose and monitor a range of life-altering diseases including some cancers and diseases associated with NETosis such as sepsis and COVID-19. Early diagnosis and monitoring have the potential to not only prolong the life of patients but also improve their quality of life. The tests are based on the science of Nucleosomics™, which is the practice of identifying and measuring nucleosomes in the bloodstream or other bodily fluid - an indication that disease is present. Volition is primarily focused on human diagnostics and monitoring but also has a subsidiary focused on animal diagnostics and monitoring.
Volition's research and development activities are centered in Belgium, with an innovation laboratory and office in the U.S. and additional offices in London and Singapore.
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Released August 3, 2022