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Bladder Cancer Detection Breakthrough Announced At Biotech Showcase 2011

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Bladder Cancer Detection Breakthrough Announced At Biotech Showcase 2011

A breakthrough in bladder cancer detection technology was announced by Pacific Edge (PE), a New Zealand based Biomedical Company, at the annual Biotech Showcase in San Francisco this month.

Held during the world's largest gathering of life science industry executives and investors, Biotech Showcase 2011 provided public and private life science companies with the opportunity to present new products to their key audiences.

Pacific Edge Chief Executive David Darling outlined the company's commercial strategy and planned products including the proprietary bladder cancer detection technology, "Cxbladder®", a diagnostic tool which offers clinicians a means to achieve more precise and earlier disease detection at a lower cost.

Other products in development and undergoing clinical trials include accurate and simple to use genomic and proteomic tools for the earlier detection, improved characterisation and better management of gastric, bladder, colorectal, and endometrial cancers and melanoma.

Just recently completed and released "Cxbladder®" is a non-invasive, accurate test that enables the early detection of bladder cancer from a small volume of urine. It provides general practitioners and urologists with a quick, cost effective and accurate measure of the presence of the cancer and reduces the need for urologists to rely on invasive tests such as cystoscopy. David Darling says Pacific Edge's products under development will have compelling benefits for patients and clinicians as they seek to address a number of important shortcomings in current disease detection and management, including earlier detection, better characterisation, lower cost, non-invasive technology and greater accuracy.

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