By Tony Fong

Following successful pre-clinical trials performed last year, EDP Biotech is preparing to submit its colorectal cancer diagnostic for regulatory approval with the US Food and Drug Administration.

The company plans to meet with the agency before the end of the first quarter to discuss the test, called ColoMarker, and then to begin a clinical trial in the hopes of getting FDA clearance in about three years, Kevin Jones, the company's chief scientific officer, told ProteoMonitor this week.

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