Namida Lab Partners with Arkansas Urology in Prostate Cancer Screening Study

Fayetteville, Arkansas Dec 16, 2021 ( – Contact:

Amber Alsbury

Marketing, Namida Lab, Inc.


Namida Lab Partners with Arkansas Urology in Prostate Cancer Screening Study

Namida Lab(R), Inc., a biotech company in Fayetteville, Arkansas has partnered with Arkansas Urology, headquartered in Little Rock, to offer their patients the opportunity to participate in a study to identify proteins in tears that could lead to the development of an early cancer detection test for prostate cancer. The study, which is fully funded by Namida Lab, will begin in December 2021. Namida Lab has a mission of developing novel cancer diagnostics based on biomarkers from tears.

“We are proud to partner with an Arkansas-based lab developing innovative and exciting ways to screen for cancers through tear proteins. We are excited to provide our patients the opportunity to participate in this important research,” says Dr. Taylor Moore with Arkansas Urology.

As of 2020, 43% of all cancers diagnosed in men accounted for prostate, lung, and colorectal cancer. Katie O’Brien of Arkansas Urology says, “Our patients’ tears will provide valuable data to help identify cancer biomarkers.”

Tear samples collected from Arkansas Urology patients will also help Namida Lab with further research and development on tear testing. “There are so many things scientists can study from tears, but unlike blood samples, tear samples cannot simply be purchased. We have to collect them as we need them,” says Namida Lab R&D scientist Dr. Prashanth Ravishankar.

Namida Lab has established local and national collaborations to conduct a series of studies around breast cancer and self-collection of tear samples. To learn more about our studies, find a site near you, or enroll directly please visit

About Namida Lab

Namida Lab Inc. is a Fayetteville, Arkansas-based product stage biotech company specializing in biomarker-based testing to improve diagnostic testing and patient outcomes. Namida was founded in 2019 and has assembled a talented team with experience across biochemistry, diagnostics, bioinformatics, medical information, and scientific automation fields to develop a diagnostic platform leveraging the untapped power of tears. Namida operates a high complexity CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) certified lab. Its Research & Development Lab works in tandem with the CLIA Lab to develop medical screening and diagnostic tools.

About Arkansas Urology

Arkansas Urology provides the latest innovations in medical technology and surgical techniques to patients through its Centers of Excellence in urological specialties. The physicians and professional staff comprise one of the most experienced and respected urological practices in the country. Arkansas Urology treats approximately 110,000 patients a year in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Benton, Conway, El Dorado, Heber Springs, Harrison, Monticello, Pine Bluff, Stuttgart, Russellville, Fayetteville, Bentonville, and Jonesboro. Arkansas Urology is made up of 19 physicians, 21 advanced practice providers, and more than 325 clinical and business staff employees.

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