Genetron Health’s Multi-Gene Mutation Detection Kit Onco PanScan™ Obtains CE Mark
BEIJING, Nov. 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Genetron Holdings Limited (“Genetron Health” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: GTH), a leading precision oncology company in China that specializes in offering molecular profiling tests, early cancer screening products and companion diagnostics development, today announced that its proprietary large-panel product, Onco PanScan™ (Mutation Detection Kit for Human Multi-Genes), has obtained the CE mark, a compulsory certification mark required for marketing and distribution in the European Union.
Onco PanScan™ is Genetron’s comprehensive genomic profiling test, and is based on hybridization capture and next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology. By combining coverage of different gene mutation regions and genetic variants observed in thousands of cases from different tumor types, the detection kit covers more than 800 genes that are recommended by international treatment guidelines, including World Health Organization (WHO), National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), and the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO). Onco PanScan™ provides comprehensive and accurate genomic profiling to guide personalized medicine for cancer patients with a single test, making it suitable for targeted therapy, immunotherapy (TMB assessments, MSI, immune efficacy-related genes) treatment guidance, and screening for susceptibility to genetic risks.
Aside from Onco PanScan™, the Company’s TERT and IDH1 assays along with 8-Gene Lung Cancer Assay have all been approved in China and have received the CE Marks.
“We are excited to receive another CE Mark this year, in addition to the one that we obtained just a few months ago for our 8-Gene Lung Cancer Assay. In China, Onco PanScan™ is a key LDT product for us, and we are preparing to start our IVD registrational trial shortly. Genetron continues to grow all our business lines spanning early screening to diagnosis and monitoring. We remain committed to providing high-quality, innovative molecular diagnostic testing products to patients around the world,” said Sizhen Wang, Co-founder and CEO of Genetron Health.
About CE Mark
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About Genetron Holdings Limited
Genetron Holdings Limited (“Genetron Health” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: GTH) is a leading precision oncology platform company in China that specializes in cancer molecular profiling and harnesses advanced technologies in molecular biology and data science to transform cancer treatment. The Company has developed a comprehensive oncology portfolio that covers the entire spectrum of cancer management, addressing needs and challenges from early screening, diagnosis and treatment recommendations, as well as continuous disease monitoring and care. Genetron Health also partners with global biopharmaceutical companies and offers customized services and products. For more information, please visit ir.genetronhealth.com.
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