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Matritech Launches New Website; Promotes Sales of FDA-Approved Bladder Cancer Products

NEW YORK, Aug. 13 (GenomeWeb News)- Matritech, a developer of protein-based diagnostics products for early detection of cancer, announced today that it has launched its new website at


Designed by Boston-based Weymouth Design, Matritech's new website provides updated information on the company's products that are in development and on the market, and allows physicians to order Matritech's NMP22 BladderChek Test online.


Matritech's first two products, the NMP22 BladderChek test and NMP22 test kit have been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the monitoring and diagnosis of bladder cancer. Aside from developing products for bladder cancer, the company has also used its proteomics technology to discover proteins associated with cervical, prostate, breast and colon cancer.


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