Predictive Biosciences Launches Prostate Cancer Test Based on Epigenomics AG's DNA Methylation Marker
Published: Jan 29, 2013
Pierre Cassigneul, Chief Executive Officer of Predictive Biosciences, stated: “We are excited to build upon our existing CertNDx™ commercial franchise in bladder cancer, with the first of several novel tests we plan to commercialize over the next few years which will address the significant unmet diagnostic clinical needs in prostate cancer”. Additionally, Noel Doheny, Chief Executive Officer of Epigenomics’ US subsidiary, commented: “We are pleased that Predictive Biosciences has successfully moved forward to introduce their assay based on Epigenomics’ intellectual property into the market. This further demonstrates the growing importance of DNA methylation based tests in cancer diagnostics”.
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Predictive Biosciences develops novel molecular diagnostic cancer assays and provides molecular pathology services for urology-based practices. Leveraging a portfolio of patented biomarkers and clinical approaches, the company has built a unique portfolio of assays for cancer management, first targeted at bladder and prostate cancer. For additional information, please visit www.predictivebiosci.com.
Epigenomics (www.epigenomics.com) is a molecular diagnostics company developing and commercializing a pipeline of proprietary products for cancer. The Company’s products enable doctors to diagnose cancer earlier and more accurately, leading to improved outcomes for patients. Epigenomics’ lead product, Epi proColon®, is a blood-based test for the early detection of colorectal cancer, which is currently marketed in Europe and is in development for the U.S.A. The Company’s technology and products have been validated through multiple partnerships with leading global diagnostic companies including Abbott, QIAGEN, Sysmex, and Quest Diagnostics. Epigenomics is an international company with operations in Europe and the U.S.A.
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