FORT MYERS, FL / ACCESSWIRE / October 28, 2022 / NeoGenomics, Inc. (NASDAQ:NEO) (the "Company"), a leading provider of cancer-focused genetics testing services and global oncology contract research services, is providing an update on its discussions with MolDX and on its commercial launch activities for RaDaRTM, its proprietary assay for the detection of minimal residual disease (MRD) and recurrence.
Late last week, MolDX informed the Company that additional clinical evidence is needed in order to secure Medicare coverage for RaDaRTM for Colorectal Cancer (CRC). Specifically, MolDX asked for a direct comparison with other MRD tests being utilized or a full clinical study.
Therefore, due to the strength of published clinical data, the Company will prioritize commercial and reimbursement efforts in breast cancer, with an accelerated commercial launch of RaDaRTM for breast cancer targeted for Q1, 2023. Clinical data supporting the use of RaDaRTM in early stage breast cancer have been presented in both published papers and through presentations at professional meetings1,2,3,4,5. In addition, NeoGenomics will launch RaDaRTM for CRC in the first quarter, while also expanding clinical research studies to support reimbursement from Medicare and other payors.
Our precision medicine team is fully trained on RaDaRTM and excited to get this technology in the hands of oncologists and surgeons in the US for both breast cancer and CRC applications. Moreover, the Company continues to see strong demand from Pharmaceutical companies for RaDaRTM across all cancer types and will increase the RaDaRTM capacity in the US and UK to meet this need.
"We believe that RaDaRTM is a powerful tool for detection of minimal residual disease and cancer recurrence and look forward to promoting the assay through a controlled launch for both breast and colorectal cancer early next year," said Chris Smith, Chief Executive Officer. "We are confident that we can generate the additional clinical evidence necessary to secure Medicare and commercial payor reimbursement."
- Janni W, et al. San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium 2021
- Janni W, et al. European Society of Medical Oncology Annual Conference 2021
- Cutts R, et al. American Association for Cancer Research Annual Conference 2021
- Lipsyc-Sharf M, et al. J of Clin Oncol. 2022
- Lynce F et al. San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium 2021
About NeoGenomics, Inc.
NeoGenomics, Inc. specializes in cancer genetics testing and information services, providing one of the most comprehensive oncology-focused testing menus in the world for physicians to help them diagnose and treat cancer. The Company's Pharma Services Division serves pharmaceutical clients in clinical trials, and drug development.
NeoGenomics is committed to connecting patients with life altering therapies and trials. We believe that, together, with our partners, we can help patients with cancer today and the next person diagnosed tomorrow. In carrying out these commitments, NeoGenomics adheres to all relevant data protection laws, provides transparency and choice to patients regarding the handling and use of their data through our Notice of Privacy Practices, and has invested in leading technologies to ensure the data we maintain is secured at all times.
Headquartered in Fort Myers, FL, NeoGenomics operates CAP accredited and CLIA certified laboratories in Fort Myers and Tampa, Florida; Aliso Viejo and Carlsbad, California; Research Triangle Park, North Carolina; Houston, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; Nashville, Tennessee; and CAP accredited laboratories in Rolle, Switzerland; Singapore and China. NeoGenomics serves the needs of pathologists, oncologists, academic centers, hospital systems, pharmaceutical firms, integrated service delivery networks, and managed care organizations throughout the United States, and pharmaceutical firms in Europe and Asia.
Inivata is the liquid biopsy focused subsidiary of NeoGenomics. Inivata's proven InVision™ liquid biopsy platform unlocks essential genomic information from a simple blood draw which may be used by clinicians to guide personalized cancer treatment, to monitor response to treatment and to detect relapse. The commercially available InVisionFirst™-Lung test offers highly sensitive testing and provides molecular insights that enable clinicians to make more informed treatment decisions for advanced NSCLC patients. Inivata's personalized RaDaR™ assay allows the highly sensitive detection of residual disease and recurrence in certain cancers and has been granted Breakthrough Device Designation by the US FDA. Inivata is partnering with pharmaceutical, biotechnology companies and commercial entities in early through late-stage cancer development programs across a range of cancer types. The InVisionFirst-Lung test and RaDaR are laboratory developed tests (LDTs) performed by Inivata's CLIA certified, CAP accredited laboratory in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA. Inivata also has R&D laboratories in Cambridge, UK. Inivata's technology is based on pioneering research from the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, University of Cambridge.
About the RaDaRTM assay
Inivata's RaDaR™ assay is a personalized, tumor-informed, highly sensitive technology that tracks a set of up to 48 tumor-specific variants in cell-free DNA (cfDNA) within a cancer patient's blood plasma. Built on Inivata's proven InVision™ platform, the personalized RaDaR assay has been designed to detect MRD following curative intent or definitive treatment, and early signs of relapse, and has been validated for clinical use in lung, head and neck, and breast cancers. The RaDaR assay is a laboratory developed test (LDT) which has been granted Breakthrough Device Designation by the US FDA for use in the detection of MRD in early-stage cancer patients and has received the CE mark for the detection of MRD and recurrence.
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Released October 28, 2022