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August 2017

Positive results for UBC® Rapid in an Austrian study

International Journal of Medical Sciences has published an Austrian study with UBC® Rapid performed at the Department of Urology, Medical University of Innsbruck. Urinary samples were analyzed by cytology, UBC® Rapid and NMP22 BladderChek® test.

The results from this study coincide very well with the results from previous reported studies, with a very high UBC® Rapid sensitivity for in particular high grade bladder cancer tumors compared to both cytology and NMP22 BladderChek® test.

Bladder cancer is a common and resource-intensive cancer. Patients often need extensive and long-term follow-up after primary diagnosis. Methods for early detection and regular follow-up are of great importance.

Cystoscopy, a procedure in which the inside of the bladder is examined using an optical instrument, is the most commonly used method for detection of bladder cancer.

The use of urine-based markers in evaluation of bladder cancer is an interesting approach since the tumors are constantly in contact with urine. UBC® Rapid is a non-invasive test detecting cytokeratin 8 and 18 fragments released from urothelial cells into the urine as markers for bladder cancer. UBC® Rapid combined with a reader is the first quantitative point-of-care system for bladder cancer, enabling risk stratification in a point-of-care setting.

IDL to strengthen global sales

IDL Biotech today announced that they are strengthening their global Sales and Marketing team. Martyn Eales has been named Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marie Torstensson has been named Marketing Manager. Together they will lead the effort to increase international sales.

Patent approved in Europe

During 2015 the patent ”Method for detection of cytokeratin 8, 18 and/or 19 and/or soluble fragments thereof” was approved in Sweden. In September 2017 the patent was approved in China. The patent has now also been approved in Europe and is valid until 2034.

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