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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 Biotech includes additional clinics in its ongoing multicenter study for UBC® Rapid in Sweden.

IDL Biotech currently has a number of ongoing clinical studies both internationally and in Sweden, with the aim of demonstrating the clinical benefit of UBC® Rapid in bladder cancer and having the test included as a complement in the follow-up of patients with bladder cancer who are classified as high risk.

IDL Biotech signs distributor agreements in Rwanda, South Sudan and Somalia

IDL Biotech continues to expand in Africa. Today, IDL Biotech has signed a distributor agreement with Roi Scientific Ltd covering Rwanda, South Sudan and Somalia. The agreement covers the sale of TUBEX® TF.

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