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In Brief: Cytogen's ProstaScint

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Cytogen's ProstaScint: C.R. Bard will copromote the prostate cancer diagnostic capromab pendetide under a 10-year agreement announced Aug. 1. The deal calls for Bard to market the monoclonal antibody imaging agent to office and hospital-based urologists. Cytogen will be responsible for the completion of clinical trials, regulatory activities related to the PLA, manufacturing, distribution and marketing to the medical imaging community. Both companies will market the monoclonal antibody-based product to managed care organizations. Cytogen has said it plans initially to restrict availability of the imaging agent to certified sites. On July 22, FDA's Medical Imaging Drugs Advisory Committee unanimously recommended ProstaScint for detection of metastatic prostate cancer in high-risk patients to aid surgical staging and to detect recurrence of prostatic carcinoma...

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