IRVINE, Calif., and HERSTAL, Belgium, Sept. 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MDxHealth SA (Euronext: MDXH.BR), today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with The European Health Centre Innovation (EHC Innovation) to offer its SelectMDx(TM) for Prostate Cancer and ConfirmMDx® for Prostate Cancer tests to their urology customers throughout Poland.
Under the terms of the agreement, EHC Innovation will be one of two exclusive distributors of SelectMDx in Poland and the only exclusive distributor of ConfirmMDx. Samples will be sent to MDxHealth's state-of-the-art clinical diagnostic laboratory in Nijmegen, The Netherlands for analysis. EHC Innovation will reimburse MDxHealth for all testing services.
"We are delighted to announce our collaboration with The European Health Centre Innovation which, as part of European Health Center Otwock Hospital, is the most technologically advanced multispecialty diagnostic centre in Poland. We believe that SelectMDx and ConfirmMDx perfectly complement EHC Innovation's existing portfolio of advanced diagnostic tools," commented Dr. Jan Groen, CEO of MDxHealth. "With a strong reputation throughout the region and focus on improving patient care and outcomes, EHC Innovation is an ideal partner to help us raise awareness and expand access to SelectMDx and ConfirmMDx within the urology community."
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 complications and costs. SelectMDx for Prostate Cancer is a proprietary urine-based, molecular diagnostic test that offers a non-invasive 'liquid biopsy' method to assess a man's risk for prostate cancer. SelectMDx helps identify men at increased risk of harbouring aggressive, potentially lethal, prostate cancer who may benefit most from a prostate biopsy and earlier detection. The test delivers a negative predictive value (NPV) of 98% for clinically significant disease, helping to reduce unnecessary MRI procedures and invasive prostate biopsies by approximately 50%, thereby reducing healthcare costs.
ConfirmMDx for Prostate Cancer is the first epigenetic, and only tissue-based test in the 2016 NCCN Guidelines for early detection of prostate cancer which addresses false negative biopsy concerns. It is the only molecular diagnostic test that provides a very high negative predictive value (NPV) of 96% for clinically significant prostate cancers, and 90% NPV for all prostate cancers, as well as prostate mapping of the test results to help guide repeat biopsies. Each year, more than 1 million American men undergo an invasive prostate biopsy with a negative result, however approximately 30% of those men actually have prostate cancer. The current standard of care for prostate biopsy procedures samples less than 1% of the prostate, leaving men at risk for undetected cancer and leading to a high rate of repeat biopsies, even on cancer-free men. ConfirmMDx for Prostate Cancer helps urologists identify low-risk men who may forego an unnecessary repeat biopsy and high-risk men who may benefit from intervention. To date more than 3,000 urologists have ordered ConfirmMDx on more than 45,000 patients. ConfirmMDx has qualified for Medicare, Medicare Advantage and many private reimbursement plans.
EHC Innovation conducts activities in implementing and providing patients with innovative therapies that can increase the chances of cancer treatment and improve quality and comfort of life. Being a part of the European Health Centre Otwock Hospital which amalgamates tradition with innovation in their entirely renovated facility offering a 96 beds hospital with 4 operating rooms and a speciality focus in Urology, Cardiology, Oncology, Onco-Surgery, General Surgery, Gynaecology and Orthopaedics. The European Health Centre Otwock is one of the most technologically advanced centres in Eastern Europe offering their patient's access to modern diagnostics testing, innovative treatments and one of the most technologically advanced radiology diagnostic centres throughout the region. For more information, visit http://www.inn4health.com.
MDxHealth is a multinational healthcare company that provides actionable molecular diagnostic information to personalize the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The company's tests are based on proprietary gene methylation (epigenetic) and other molecular technologies and assist physicians with the diagnosis of cancer, prognosis of recurrence risk, and prediction of response to a specific therapy. For more information, visit mdxhealth.com and follow us on Twitter at: twitter.com/mdxhealth.
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