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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 has hired a new production manager

IDL is proud to announce that Jeanpierre Salas Montes will take over as production manager at IDL Biotech. Ola Eklund has decided to retire after more than 20 years at IDL.

Charlotte Berg leaves the position as CEO of IDL Biotech AB (publ)

IDL Biotech's CEO, Charlotte Berg, has informed the Board that, after more than ten years at the company, she wishes to resign as CEO to start another assignment in a non-competing company.

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