Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Saladax Extends Reach of My5-FU Test into Poland, Italy with Distribution Deals

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Saladax Biomedical today announced exclusive distribution deals for its My5-FU diagnostic test in Poland and Italy.

Saladax has appointed Genoxa of Puck, Poland to be its distributor of the test to oncologists in Poland, and AB Analitica of Padua, Italy to distribute the test to hospitals and reference laboratories in Italy.

My5-FU measures levels of the anti-cancer drug 5-fluorouracil in the blood of cancer patients, allowing oncologists to determine proper dosing for individual patients.

"Our new partnership with AB Analitica and Genoxa continues the expansion of our marketing and distribution channels in Europe, which will facilitate adoption of 5-FU dose management in these new markets for Saladax," said Adrienne Choma, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Saladax, in a statement.

Financial and other terms of the deals, which follow a distribution agreement for the My5-FU test in Turkey in August, were not disclosed.

The Scan

Not as High as Hoped

The Associated Press says initial results from a trial of CureVac's SARS-CoV-2 vaccine suggests low effectiveness in preventing COVID-19.

Finding Freshwater DNA

A new research project plans to use eDNA sampling to analyze freshwater rivers across the world, the Guardian reports.

Rise in Payments

Kaiser Health News investigates the rise of payments made by medical device companies to surgeons that could be in violation of anti-kickback laws.

Nature Papers Present Ginkgo Biloba Genome Assembly, Collection of Polygenic Indexes, More

In Nature this week: a nearly complete Ginkgo biloba genome assembly, polygenic indexes for dozens of phenotypes, and more.