BioTime (BTX) Subsidiary OncoCyte Corporation Expands Clinical Development Of Bladder Cancer Diagnostic By Initiating A Large Multi-Site Clinical Trial
7/31/2014 10:56:29 AM
ALAMEDA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BioTime, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTX) and its subsidiary OncoCyte Corporation today announced that OncoCyte has expanded the clinical development of its urine-based bladder cancer diagnostic test by initiating a multi-site clinical trial. The trial, which will involve up to 1,200 patient samples obtained from at least four large urology clinics located throughout the United States, has received Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval at multiple sites and should begin enrolling patients within the next week. OncoCyte’s initial clinical study of its bladder cancer diagnostic test began in January and involves pathology specimens being collected at a leading medical institution with an international reputation for excellence and discovery. The multi-site clinical trial, which has been initiated in part due to positive interim data from the ongoing study in pathology specimens, is designed to expand the potential use of the PanC-Dx™ bladder cancer test beyond pathology laboratories and into urologic practices at the point of cystoscopy. Cystoscopy along with urine cytopathology, are the standard methods utilized for bladder cancer screening and diagnosis. The multi-site clinical trial should be completed within 12 months.
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