Prometheus Laboratories Inc. is partnering with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited to nationally launch CDPATH, a prognostic tool for Crohn’s disease (CD) patients. CDPATH is a personalized risk assessment tool that can be used in combination with a physician’s clinical assessment to evaluate an adult patient’s risk for developing serious complications of CD such as bowel strictures, internal penetrating disease, or non-perianal surgery within three years.
The CDPATH test is a result of a collaboration among Prometheus, MiTest Health LLC and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited. MiTest defined and established the clinical relevance of the CDPATH model through an independent clinical study. Prometheus, a CLIA certified and CAP accredited laboratory, validated CDPATH and is the processing laboratory for the CDPATH program. Takeda will make CDPATH available for use by US-based physicians and offer the test free of charge to Crohn’s disease eligible patients, with the goal of supporting shared decision-making between patients and healthcare providers.
“This tool was developed to address a significant unmet need in the management of Crohn’s disease,” said Dr. Marla Dubinsky, who along with being a Co-inventor and Co-founder of MiTest Health, is also a Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine, Chief of Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Co-director of the Mount Sinai Susan and Leonard Feinstein IBD Clinical Center. “With CDPATH, we want to identify patients before they have severe disease and inform discussions with patients about the management of disease.”
This partnership with Takeda, a pharmaceutical industry leader in the field of gastroenterology, contributes to the Prometheus mission of enabling precision-guided patient care and improving Crohn’s disease outcomes.
Mike Walther, President of Prometheus Laboratories commented, “We are pleased to partner with Takeda to make CDPATH available to healthcare providers and their patients. Supporting the launch of CDPATH is yet another milestone among our strategic initiatives as we continue to provide innovative clinical lab services to guide care from disease interception through therapeutic optimization and monitoring.”
“At Takeda, we are driven by the challenge of making a meaningful difference in the lives of patients with inflammatory bowel disease, and working with partners to provide solutions that can help transform their care,” said Gamze Yüceland, Head, Gastroenterology Business Unit, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, U.S.A., Inc. “Offering CDPATH free of charge to eligible CD patients will help deliver an innovative tool to the community that can help inform and personalize CD management.”