NEW YORK, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medicsight PLC, a subsidiary of MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (NYSE Amex: MGT), and an industry leader in the development of Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) and image analysis software which assists radiologists in the early detection of disease, announces that on January 5, 2010 it received a further request for Additional Information (AI) letter from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) relating to the Company's currently pending 510(k) pre-market notification for the ColonCAD API 3.1 product.
The FDA previously issued an AI letter to the Company in December, 2008 requesting clarification of the intended use of the product, to which the Company responded. In the most recent AI letter the FDA has requested further technical details regarding the clinical trials and data analyses undertaken to support clearance of the product.
FDA 510(k) submissions for Class 2 devices such as the current ColonCAD API 3.1 submission are necessarily complex and require the sponsor company to provide a great deal of information relating to the design, manufacture and validation of the product. It is not unusual for a second AI request to be received by a company in order for the FDA to gain all the information they require in order to assess a device. However, the FDA's 510(k) process is typically restricted to two AI letters.
Allan Rowley, CEO of Medicsight, said: "We are working expediently with our clinical and statistical advisors and the FDA to prepare the requested information and expect to respond fully to the FDA before the deadline of June 21, 2010."
About MGT Capital Investments, Inc.
MGT Capital Investments, Inc. is a technology holding company that focuses on investments in the global healthcare information technology market. The Company has two subsidiaries, Medicsight PLC and Medicexchange PLC.
Medicsight PLC (AIM: MDST) is a UK-headquartered, research driven, leading developer of computer-aided detection (CAD) and image analysis software for the medical imaging market. The CAD software automatically highlights suspicious areas on computerized tomography (CT) scans of the colon and lung, helping radiologists to identify, measure and analyze potential disease and early indicators of disease. Medicsight's CAD software has been validated using one of the world's largest and most population diverse databases of verified patient CT scan data. Medicsight's ColonCAD(TM) and LungCAD(TM) software products are seamlessly integrated with the advanced 3D visualization workstations of several industry-leading imaging equipment partners.
Medicexchange PLC provides medical imaging professionals with a global web portal containing an online sales, jobs and information channel for diagnostic, treatment and surgery planning solutions. This combined with a variety of relevant clinical papers, training materials and content gives these professionals access to information and products that they otherwise would have difficulty accessing.
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