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May 2017

UBC® Rapid is recommended to be added in the diagnostics of high grade bladder cancer tumours

Results from a published multicenter study

The results from a German multicenter study were published in the latest issue of Tumor Biology. Principal investigator was  Dr Thorsten Ecke at the Department of Urology, HELIOS Hospital, Bad Saarow.

Urine samples were analyzed with UBC® Rapid POC test and results were determined quantitatively with a reader.

Bladder cancer is one of the most costly cancer diseases, affecting around 2500 persons yearly in Sweden.

The most common method for detection of bladder cancer and for the assessment of recurrence is cystoscopy, a procedure in which an optic fiber is used for examination of the bladder.

The Swedish company IDL Biotech AB has developed a complementary test to cystoscopy – UBC® Rapid, especially useful for detection of high grade bladder cancer.

The test is already clinically documented and is in routine use in Germany.

The combination of UBC® Rapid with an objective POC-reader can enable improved risk stratification.

The new study demonstrated a very high sensitivity (71%) and specificity (94%)for high grade tumors. For patients with cancer in situ (CIS), the sensitivity was even higher (87%). The authors conclude that UBC® Rapid should be added in the diagnostics of high grade tumors and especially for CIS patients.

Annual meeting/Årsstämma

Årsstämma hålls den 27 maj 2020 kl. 15.00 på Piperska Muren, Scheelegatan 14, 112 28 Stockholm.

IDL Biotech signs new distribution agreement with Beckman Coulter, which gives the distributor global sales rights for the company's tumor markers on the ELISA manual platform.

Beckman Coulter has been one of IDL Biotech's most successful tumor markers distributors, and has sold the products in the Czech Republic and Slovakia for many years. With Beckman Coulter now taking over the global distribution rights for the company's tumor markers, we can intensify our focus on rapid testing and automation. At the same time, it gives Beckman Coulter the opportunity to broaden his product portfolio within tumor markers, ”says Charlotte Berg, CEO of IDL Biotech. IDL Biotech will continue to produce the tumor markers. The agreement is global, excluding the Chinese market.

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