Guided Therapeutics Announces Completion of Clinical Study for Chinese Regulatory Approval
PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Guided Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQB: GTHP) announced today the completion of the clinical trial for marketing and sales approval of the Company’s LuViva Advanced Cervical Scan by the Chinese National Medical Products Administration (NMPA). The study, which included approximately 450 women, was conducted at four prestigious medical institutions, including Shandong University, Fudan University and Peking University. The study was led by Professor Dr. Kong Beihua of Qilu Hospital at Shandong University and Dr. Sui Long, Director of the Gynecology Hospital at Fudan University. Professor Kong is Vice Chairman of the Chinese Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology Society.
The Company’s Chinese co-manufacturing partner and distributor for China, Shandong Yaohua Medical Instrument Corporation (SMI) intends to analyze the study results with the participating doctors and file them with the NMPA within the next 90 days. The filing triggers purchase order payments to Guided Therapeutics of approximately $2.2 Million, with additional significant orders for devices and disposables in 2024 and beyond.
“We are extremely pleased that the study has reached its completion, and that its results will be filed soon with NMPA,” said Mark Faupel, CEO of Guided Therapeutics. “We look forward to starting commercialization of LuViva in China in the near future.”
About Guided Therapeutics
Guided Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQB: GTHP) is the maker of a rapid and painless testing platform based on its patented biophotonic technology that utilizes light for the early detection of disease at the cellular level. The Company’s first product is the LuViva® Advanced Cervical Scan, a non-invasive device used to detect cervical disease instantly and at the point of care. In a multi-center clinical trial with women at risk for cervical disease, the technology was able to detect cervical cancer up to two years earlier than conventional modalities, according to published reports. For more information, visit: www.guidedinc.com.
The Guided Therapeutics LuViva® Advanced Cervical Scan is an investigational device and is limited by federal law to investigational use in the U.S. LuViva, the wave logo and "Early detection, better outcomes" are registered trademarks owned by Guided Therapeutics, Inc.
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