Filing is first under Corgenix Medical-Randox Laboratories co-development agreement
DENVER — December 16, 2013 — Corgenix Medical Corporation (OTC BB: CONX.OB) announced today that in collaboration with Randox Laboratories, the first premarket notification has been filed with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration pursuant to Section 510(k) of the U.S. Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act for the TxBCardio™ immunoturbidimetric (IT) assay.
The Company stated that the TxBCardio brand was established to better emphasize the importance of Thromboxane. Clinical research continues to show that thromboxane metabolites are relevant in several disease states beyond just aspirin effect. The TxBCardio brand will allow the Company to continue the focus on Thromboxane while expanding into new products and technologies.
The filing is based on TxBCardio’s substantial equivalence to the Corgenix AspirinWorks ELISA assay, a simple urine test that is FDA cleared to measure levels of 11-dehydro thromboxane B2 (11dhTxB2) to determine aspirin effect in apparently healthy individuals. Co-development of the TxBCardio IT assay enables the 11dhTxB2 AspirinWorks assay to be run on clinical chemistry platforms for higher-volume laboratories and in hospitals.
“This 510(k) application marks a substantial step forward in our collaborative development efforts for thromboxane testing,” said Douglass Simpson, Corgenix President and CEO. “Along with our strategic partner and master distributor the ELITech Group, we intend to expand the application of this new assay onto additional platforms over the next 18-24 months.”
The assay would be manufactured at Randox Laboratories in the United Kingdom. Both Corgenix Medical and Randox Laboratories would be selling the new test worldwide under the TxBCardio brand name.
The safety and efficacy of the TxBCardio assay has not yet been evaluated by the FDA.
About Corgenix Medical Corporation
Corgenix is a leader in the development and manufacturing of specialized diagnostic kits for immunology disorders, vascular diseases (including the world’s only non-blood-based test for aspirin effect), bone and joint disorders and a line of unique detection products for viral hemorrhagic disease. Corgenix diagnostic products are commercialized for use in clinical laboratories throughout the world. The company currently sells over 50 diagnostic products through a global distribution network and has significant experience in product submissions to the FDA and other worldwide regulatory authorities. Additionally, Corgenix contract develops and manufactures products for key medical and life science companies in state-of-the-art facilities in Colorado. The company operates under a Quality Management System that is ISO 13485:2012 certified and compliant with FDA regulations. More information is available at www.corgenix.com.
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