NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – As Venaxis prepares a submission to the US Food and Drug Administration for its appendicitis diagnostic test and a full European launch, the company announced this week the completion of the first futility analysis of the test.

As a result, an independent body has recommended a continuation of Venaxis' pivotal clinical trial for the test, called the APPY1 Test. The trial will include a second futility analysis.

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