DGAP-News: Epigenomics AG / Key word(s): Product Launch
19.12.2017 / 08:45
Epigenomics AG gets CE-IVD Mark for Lung Cancer Test Epi proLung(R)
Berlin (Germany) and Germantown, MD (U.S.A.), December 19, 2017 – Epigenomics AG (Frankfurt Prime Standard: ECX, OTCQX: EPGNY, “Company”) announced today that it has received CE-IVD mark for its blood-based lung cancer test Epi proLung.
Epi proLung is a highly innovative lung cancer test based on the combination of Epigenomics’ proprietary DNA methylation biomarkers. The development of the assay was partly funded by the European Commission within the framework of the Horizon 2020 program.
Lung cancer remains one of the world’s most common and deadliest forms of cancer. Most lung cancers have already spread widely and are at an advanced stage when detected. Earlier detection, less risk to the patient from diagnostic methods, more successful therapies and lower treatment costs represent a high unmet medical need. Nevertheless, no European screening recommendation or guidelines have been issued to date to screen patients with an elevated risk for lung cancer.
Greg Hamilton, CEO of Epigenomics AG stated: “Lung cancer is a deadly disease for which there are limited diagnostic options. The CE-IVD mark for Epi proLung is our first step in providing additional testing options. We will continue to enhance the product as we learn more through clinical studies in the future.”
Epigenomics is a molecular diagnostics company focused on blood-based detection of cancers using its proprietary DNA methylation biomarker technology. The company develops and commercializes diagnostic products across multiple cancer indications with high medical need. Epigenomics’ lead product, Epi proColon(R), is a blood-based screening test for the detection of colorectal cancer. Epi proColon has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is currently marketed in the United States, Europe, and China and selected other countries. Epi proLung(R), a blood-based test for lung cancer detection, has received CE mark in Europe.
For more information, visit www.epigenomics.com.
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