Interpace Diagnostics (NASDAQ: IDXG) is trading higher on news of its collaborative research program with Viatar CTC Solutions Inc. The partnership will combine Viatar’s circulating tumor cell collection technology with Interpace’s commercialized PancraGEN™ assay used to help assess unknown pancreatic cancer biopsies in patients with pancreatic cysts. Studies are being designed to identify patients most likely to develop pancreatic cancer in the near future as well as to detect pancreatic cancer at its earliest stage of development. These studies may lead to the enactment of early diagnostic testing and assessment for patients with pancreatic diseases, as well as for those predisposed to the development of this form of cancer in need of early and accurate detection. The pre-clinical studies are anticipated to happen over the next six months. “We are pleased to partner with Viatar, a company dedicated to CTC’s and in combination with our PancraGEN assay we are hopeful of providing early detection, prognosis and disease monitoring by way of liquid biopsies for pancreatic cancer at its earliest stage of detection, ” Interpace Diagnostics president and CEO Jack E. Stover stated in the news release.
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About Interpace Diagnostics Group
Interpace is a fully integrated commercial company that provides clinically useful molecular diagnostic tests and pathology services for evaluating risk of cancer by leveraging the latest technology in personalized medicine for better patient diagnosis and management. The company currently has three commercialized molecular tests: PancraGEN®, for the evaluation of pancreatic cysts and assessment of risk of concomitant or subsequent cancer; ThyGenX®, for the diagnosis of thyroid cancer from thyroid nodules utilizing a next generation sequencing assay; and ThyraMIR®, for the diagnosis of thyroid cancer from thyroid nodules utilizing a proprietary gene expression assay. Interpace’s mission is to provide personalized medicine through molecular diagnostics and innovation to advance patient care based on rigorous science. For more information, please visit Interpace Diagnostics’ website at www.interpacediagnostics.com.
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