MDxHealth liquid biopsy for prostate cancer in the US
March 17, 2016 – HERSTAL. MDxHealth SA announced the commercial launch of its SelectMDx(TM) for Prostate Cancer test in the United States as a laboratory developed test (LDT). Testing will be conducted at MDxHealth’s state-of-the-art CAP and CLIA accredited laboratory facilities in Irvine, California.
The proprietary SelectMDx test has been validated as a urine-based, non-invasive ‘liquid biopsy’ method to identify men at risk for aggressive, potentially lethal, prostate cancer who may benefit from an initial prostate biopsy or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and early detection. With a negative predictive value (NPV) of 98% for high-grade disease, SelectMDx also helps identify men at very low risk for clinically significant cancer, and could reduce unnecessary invasive biopsies by approximately 50%, thereby decreasing healthcare costs.
“Following the successful European launch of SelectMDx in late 2015, we are excited to introduce the test in the US market, complementing our existing ConfirmMDx® tissue based diagnostic test for repeat biopsy,” stated Dr. Jan Groen, Chief Executive Officer of MDxHealth. “This marks another key milestone in our commercial strategy to provide the urology community with well-validated and powerful molecular diagnostic solutions which address unmet medical needs for cancer patients.”
SelectMDx will be marketed in the US through MDxHealth’s direct national sales force of over 37 representatives and managers to the Company’s established and growing customer base of urologists and managed care providers.
About SelectMDxTMfor Prostate Cancer
Of the nearly 2 million prostate biopsies performed each year, less than a third find cancer. Most of these men could have avoided a painful and invasive prostate biopsy procedure, with its associated side effects and costs. SelectMDx for Prostate Cancer is a proprietary urine-based, molecular diagnostic test that offers a non-invasive ‘liquid biopsy’ method to identify patients at low risk for prostate cancer, helping to both reduce unnecessary prostate biopsy procedures with their associated complications and expense and to identify those men at increased risk of harbouring high-grade disease who may benefit most from earlier detection.