Through its US-based subsidiary AMDL Diagnostics Inc, Radient Pharmaceuticals Corp (RPC) announced that it plans to expand its worldwide commercialization strategy for its Onko-Sure™ in vitro diagnostic (IVD) cancer test to include Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) laboratory testing services in the US and Canada through corporate partnerships beginning in the second quarter FY2010.
RPC intends to supply Onko-Sure test kits; along with scientific proof tools, marketing support and healthcare advocacy programs to select partners in the US and Canada. RPC’s partners are anticipated to commit marketing resources to drive awareness and sales outreach to healthcare professionals and the general public in the US and Canada for the CLIA laboratory testing services. RPC expects that through this new service its partner(s) will perform as many as 200,000 Onko-Sure cancer tests through one or more CLIA laboratories in FY2010 and this additional sales channel is anticipated to contribute to RPC reaching cash flow positive operations by the end of the 3rd quarter of 2010.
According to Douglas MacLellan, Chairman and CEO of Radient Pharmaceuticals, "RPC continues to make substantive progress in its 2010 Onko-Sure commercialization and outreach plan. This CLIA lab cancer testing service can provide another comprehensive and potentially life-saving cancer screening option that meets the growing cancer challenges faced in the US and Canada."
Onko-Sure is a simple, non-invasive, patent-pending and regulatory-approved in vitro diagnostic test for use as an aid in early detection of cancer. Onko-Sure enables physicians and their patients to effectively monitor and/or detect certain types of cancers by measuring the accumulation of specific breakdown products in the blood called Fibrin and Fibrinogen Degradation Products (FDP). FDP levels rise dramatically with the progression of cancer. Onko-Sure is approved by the US FDA for the monitoring of colorectal cancer and by Health Canada as a lung cancer screen and cancer monitoring tool.
Source: Radient Pharmaceuticals