NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The US Food and Drug Administration has cleared for marketing Osmetech’s eSensor Warfarin Sensitivity Test, the London-based firm announced today.
The genetic test is used to aid physicians in identifying patients who are at risk for increased sensitivity to the blood-thinning drug warfarin. Osmetech submitted its application with the FDA for the test at the beginning of this year.
The firm said that the FDA also cleared its second-generation eSensor XT-8 molecular diagnostics platform.
Osmetech is the latest of several firms that have received FDA clearance over the past 10 months for molecular-based warfarin sensitivity assays. The other firms include Nanosphere, which was the first company to receive clearance, Autogenomics, and ParagonDx.