1 in 8 women
will be diagnosed
with breast cancer

More then 522 000
women die each year

Early detection
is lifesaving

read about Our solution


Glycanostics is an innovative start-up company established in 2017 to bring its revolutionary cancer diagnostics products to the US and EU markets. The company was founded by two remarkable scientists Jan Tkac, DSc and Tomas Bertok, PhD who got international recognition for their scientific works, prestigious grants and awards winners such as Scientists of the year (Slovakia), European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator grant, Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions ITN, Qatar National Research Fund.

The mission of Glycanostics is to establish glycan-based, accurate, affordable and non-invasive tests for cancer diagnostics in early stages which could save thousands of people’s lives and prevent unnecessary treatment. Diagnostics is done by the analysis of glycan changes on specific proteins like a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in a non-invasive way i.e. directly in human serum. Thus, molecular changes of the proteins like PSA are applied for cancer diagnostics. The tests are designed to help doctors to make a proper decision about a need to perform a biopsy or to check the patient after the biopsy which misses 30% of prostate cancer patients. Prostate cancer disease can be treatable and early diagnostics is the key!



The company is planning to develop  
the following four different products

Breast Cancer DX KIT

The early-stage diagnostic test measures changes in the carbohydrate content of specific proteins directly in the blood. 


Prostate Cancer DX KIT

Innovative test based on analysis of molecular changes in the carbohydrate content of a prostate specific antigen in the blood. The test offers high assay sensitivity, specificity and accuracy of prostate cancer diagnostics. The test is designed to help guiding a decision if the confirmatory biopsy is needed.


Prostate Check HOME TEST

The test is designed to check health status of the prostate comfortably at home at an affordable price using only one drop of blood.


Breast Check HOME TEST

The test of the size of the pregnancy test can provide early stage information about health the breast health status without a need to perform a self-check or to visit a doctor. 



October 18, 2019

A highly-prestigious award for a Glycanostics co-founder

ESET launched a prestigious ESET Science Award for exceptional scientists

August 31, 2019

Glycanostics succesfully finished Horizon 2020 SME Instrument 1 Grant

Glycanostics successfully finished the first phase of SME Instrument

It is hard to imagine a world without complex sugars, but if such a world existed, it would be much diminished.
- Bruce Beutler
(Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine for discoveries concerning the activation of innate immunity, 2011)