December 15th, 2015

Doctors Reap the Benefits of Improving Diagnostic Capabilities

NEW YORK, Aug. 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The diagnostics industry is large and diverse, with new innovative solutions constantly changing its landscape. Generally, diagnostic tests are conducted in laboratories, private or public, which are equipped with appropriate and often expensive equipment and medical devices which require highly qualified personnel to perform the tests. Among the many drivers contributing to the growth of the industry is the prevalence of infectious diseases, various types of cancers, increasing awareness and acceptance of personalized medicine and companion diagnostics, growth in the biomarker identification market, and advancements in molecular techniques. Since cancer is one of the most common diseases, with as many as 14 million new cases each year according to data by the World Health Organization (WHO), cancer research organizations are investing heavily in research projects to launch new diagnostic tools, which are more likely of to give accurate diagnoses before the symptoms appear. And, according to MarketsandMarkets Research, the global molecular diagnostics market size is projected to reach USD 11.54 Billion by 2023 from USD 7.71 Billion in 2018 while expanding at a CAGR of 8.4%. AnPac Bio-Medical Science Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: ANPC), Exact Sciences Corp. (NASDAQ: EXAS), Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT), Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ).

While the diagnostic industry growth is due to demand for faster and more accurate testing and procedures, the biotech industry, which is driven by the similar concerns like viral infections and cancer, is investing in innovative therapies. Matt Kapusta, CEO of uniQure, explained according to Labiotech that, "Biotech is typically first in highly innovative fields. Typically, pharma is more earnings-conscious and thinks that if a biotech can prove an innovative technology works, then the company will collaborate or acquire its way in."

AnPac Bio-Medical Science Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: ANPC) just announced breaking news that, "preliminary results from two prospective studies demonstrated that AnPac Bio's Cancer Differentiation Analysis (CDA) based tests have the ability to assess the risks of cancer occurrence. 

In a study of follow-up phone consultations commenced in 2017, over 13,000 individuals (including individuals tested with high risk, medium risk and low risk CDA scores) had provided the company with substantive feedback regarding their health conditions and disease development as of July 31, 2020, and among them, there had been diagnosed over 190 cancer cases, over 900 pre-cancer cases, and 700 disease cases, with higher predictive values being statistically significantly higher from individuals with higher CDA scores. In another prospective study that began last year with close to 2,000 individuals of 65 years old or above, 10 cancer cases have been confirmed. The above results demonstrated that CDA technology is capable of assessing pre-cancer and early stage cancer risks. 

AnPac Bio's CEO, Dr. Chris Yu, commented, "While there are a number of cancer screening technologies aimed at detecting cancer early, only a limited number of them have proven the ability to do so, with many of them still in the R&D phase. AnPac Bio's CDA technology has been demonstrated, in both retrospective and prospective studies, to be able to detect pre-cancer disease and early stage cancer signals with statistical significance. We are proud to be saving lives."

Dr. Chris Yu continued, "Cancer screening markets in both US and China are significant and growing. The current global cancer diagnostics market size is $144 Billion and expected to grow up to $249 Billion by 2026. We believe that AnPac Bio is well positioned to capture these markets with our innovative technology, significant patent portfolio, one of the world's largest clinical sample size among companies offering next-generation early cancer screening and detection technologies, and extensive experience in cancer screening and detection."

About AnPac Bio: AnPac Bio is a biotechnology company focused on early cancer screening and detection, with 128 issued patents as of June 30, 2020. With two certified clinical laboratories in China and one CLIA and CAP accredited clinical laboratory in the United States, AnPac Bio performs a suite of cancer screening and detection tests, including CDA (Cancer Differentiation Analysis), bio-chemical, immunological, and genomics tests. According to Frost & Sullivan, AnPac Bio ranked third worldwide and first in China among companies offering next-generation early cancer screening and detection technologies in terms of the number of clinical samples for cancer screening and detection, based on approximately 41,700 clinical samples as at May 2020. AnPac Bio's CDA technology platform has been shown in retrospective validation studies to be able to detect the risk of over 20 different cancer types with high sensitivity and specificity."

For our latest "Buzz on the Street" Show featuring AnPac Bio-Medical Science Co., Ltd. recent corporate news, please head over to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_5dPgvFP4k

Exact Sciences Corp. (NASDAQ: EXAS) announced on May 5th, new research that uses real-world-adjusted adherence rates in a colorectal cancer microsimulation, the Colorectal Cancer and Adenoma Incidence and Mortality model (CRC-AIM), to reinforce the value of Cologuard (mt-sDNA) as an effective colorectal cancer screening test. Cologuard offers significant advantages over the fecal immunochemical test (FIT) and real-world adherence data further highlights those advantages. Cologuard has higher sensitivity, a longer interval, and higher observed adherence rates in real-world usage. The modeling also highlights the importance of improving access to colonoscopy following a positive Cologuard or FIT test.  "Policymakers and other leaders often rely on modeling to make decisions about colorectal cancer screening," said Dr. Paul Limburg, Chief Medical Officer of Exact Sciences' screening business. "Modeling that incorporates real-life patient behaviors, and the impact of those behaviors on health outcomes, is limited. This new suite of abstracts provides insight into the effect that complex and dynamic patient patterns have on colorectal cancer screening outcomes."

Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT) announced last year that it has received CE Mark for the world's most sensitive rapid diagnostic test for the detection of hepatitis B surface antigen, the Determine™ HBsAg 2 test for use with serum, plasma or whole blood. This highly sensitive, easy-to-use, rapid lateral flow test enables identification of those with the virus and facilitates linkage to care in every healthcare setting. Hepatitis B is a serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). For some people, hepatitis B infection becomes chronic and can lead to liver failure, liver cancer or cirrhosis of the liver, a condition that permanently scars the liver. "To achieve the WHO targets, 107 million HBV-infected people need to be urgently diagnosed, especially in highly endemic regions in Africa and Asia," said Damian Halloran, vice president, Infectious Disease-Emerging Markets, Abbott. "The unparalleled sensitivity, portability and ease-of-use of the Determine HBsAg 2 provides life-changing technology that can dramatically scale up testing services so more infected people can know their status and get treatment earlier."

Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) together MIT and Harvard, and Partners HealthCare announced in April a consortium that will build and share a COVID-19 biobank. The biobank will help scientists study a large collection of de-identified biological and medical data to advance knowledge and search for potential vaccines and treatments. Biogen will help employees who wish to volunteer connect with the project. The volunteers are among the first people in Massachusetts to be diagnosed with and recover from COVID-19, as well as close contacts of those individuals, including people who were not tested or who may not have had symptoms. According to researchers, this unique, clustered group of patients with a common exposure will offer a valuable lens into why some people show signs of disease and others are asymptomatic. It may also shed light on why among those with symptoms, some have more severe symptoms than others. Researchers will also examine blood samples from recovered patients to evaluate the levels of neutralizing antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 and other aspects of their immune profile, which may point the way toward short- and long-term therapeutic options.

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) last week that that its lead vaccine candidate protected against infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in pre-clinical studies. The data, published in Nature, show the Company's investigational adenovirus serotype 26 (Ad26) vector-based vaccine elicited a robust immune response as demonstrated by "neutralizing antibodies," successfully preventing subsequent infection and providing complete or near-complete protection in the lungs from the virus in non-human primates (NHPs) in the pre-clinical study. Based on the strength of the data, a Phase 1/2a first-in-human clinical trial of the vaccine candidate, Ad26.COV2.S, in healthy volunteers, has now commenced in the United States and Belgium.

Subscribe Now! Watch us report LIVE https://www.youtube.com/FinancialBuzzMedia

Follow us on Twitter for real time Financial News Updates: https://twitter.com/financialbuzz

Follow and talk to us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/financialbuzz

Facebook Like Us to receive live feeds: https://www.facebook.com/Financialbuzz/

About FinancialBuzz.com 

FinancialBuzz.com, a leading financial news informational web portal designed to provide the latest trends in Market News, Investing News, Personal Finance, Politics, Entertainment, in-depth broadcasts on Stock News, Market Analysis and Company Interviews. A pioneer in the financially driven digital space, video production and integration of social media, FinancialBuzz.com creates 100% unique original content. FinancialBuzz.com also provides financial news PR dissemination, branding, marketing and advertising for third parties for corporate news and original content through our unique media platform that includes Newswire Delivery, Digital Advertising, Social Media Relations, Video Production, Broadcasting, and Financial Publications.

Please Note: FinancialBuzz.com is not a financial advisory or advisor, investment advisor or broker-dealer and do not undertake any activities that would require such registration. The information provided on http://www.FinancialBuzz.com (the 'Site') is either original financial news or paid advertisements provided [exclusively] by our affiliates (sponsored content), FinancialBuzz.com, a financial news media and marketing firm enters into media buys or service agreements with the companies which are the subject to the articles posted on the Site or other editorials for advertising such companies. FinancialBuzz.com has not been compensated directly by any of the companies mentioned here in this editorial unless mentioned otherwise. We are not an independent news media provider and therefore do not represent or warrant that the information posted on the Site is accurate, unbiased or complete. FinancialBuzz.com receives fees for producing and presenting high quality and sophisticated content on FinancialBuzz.com along with other financial news PR media services. FinancialBuzz.com does not offer any personal opinions, recommendations or bias commentary as we purely incorporate public market information along with financial and corporate news. FinancialBuzz.com only aggregates or regurgitates financial or corporate news through our unique financial newswire and media platform. For AnPac Bio-Medical Science Co., Ltd. video production, filming editing, news reporting, financial and corporate news dissemination, FinancialBuzz.com has signed a two month agreement with the Company. Our fees may be either a flat cash sum or negotiated number of securities of the companies featured on this editorial or site, or a combination thereof. The securities are commonly paid in segments, of which a portion is received upon engagement and the balance is paid on or near the conclusion of the engagement. FinancialBuzz.com has agreed to seventy thousand restricted shares, FinancialBuzz.com will always disclose any compensation in securities or cash payments for financial news PR advertising. FinancialBuzz.com does not undertake to update any of the information on the editorial or Site or continue to post information about any companies the information contained herein is not intended to be used as the basis for investment decisions and should not be considered as investment advice or a recommendation. The information contained herein is not an offer or solicitation to buy, hold or sell any security. FinancialBuzz.com, members and affiliates are not responsible for any gains or losses that result from the opinions expressed on this editorial or Site, company profiles, quotations or in other materials or presentations that it publishes electronically or in print. Investors accept full responsibility for any and all of their investment decisions based on their own independent research and evaluation of their own investment goals, risk tolerance, and financial condition. FinancialBuzz.com. By accessing this editorial and website and any pages thereof, you agree to be bound by the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, as may be amended from time to time. None of the content issued by FinancialBuzz.com constitutes a recommendation for any investor to purchase, hold or sell any particular security, pursue a particular investment strategy or that any security is suitable for any investor. This publication is provided by FinancialBuzz.com. Each investor is solely responsible for determining whether a particular security or investment strategy is suitable based on their objectives, other securities holdings, financial situation needs, and tax status. You agree to consult with your investment advisor, tax and legal consultant before making any investment decisions. We make no representations as to the completeness, accuracy or timeless of the material provided. All materials are subject to change without notice. Information is obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but its accuracy and completeness are not guaranteed. For our full disclaimer, disclosure and Terms of Use, please visit: http://www.financialbuzz.com .

Media Contact:
info@financialbuzz.com
+1-877-601-1879
www.FinancialBuzz.com

 

Cision View original content:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/doctors-reap-the-benefits-of-improving-diagnostic-capabilities-301105264.html

SOURCE FinancialBuzz.com

Data & News supplied by www.cloudquote.io
Stock quotes supplied by Barchart
Quotes delayed at least 20 minutes.
By accessing this page, you agree to the following
Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions.