BioMatters: Norman lab creates early diagnostic test for Cryptococcus

Jim Stafford: Norman-based Immuno-Mycologics Inc. better known as IMMY has developed a simple test for Cryptococcus and is raising awareness of the fungal disease's devastating effects around the world.

Published: Sunday, November 3, 2013 By: Jim Stafford Source: The Oklahoman

Every day, around the world, about 2,000 people die from a fungal disease known as Cryptococcus. Yet I had never heard of it until I met Sean Bauman.

Bauman is president of Norman-based Immuno-Mycologics Inc. — better known as IMMY — which has developed a simple test for Cryptococcus and is raising awareness of its devastating effects around the world. He recently invited me down to tour IMMY's laboratories and learn something about this disease that is a tremendous burden in Third World countries such as those in sub-Saharan Africa.

“What you hear about is AIDs and HIV, tuberculosis and malaria,” Bauman said. “Part of what we are doing is, we are out there trying to raise awareness of this disease.”

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