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HealthLinx signs up South Korean distributor for ovarian cancer Dx

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

Australian company HealthLinx has made Seoul Clinical Laboratories (SCL) the exclusive distributor of its OvPlex ovarian cancer diagnostic test in South Korea. SCL, said to be South Korea’s largest clinical pathology reference laboratory, will distribute the product once it has gained approval from the South Korea Food and Drug Administration. OvPlex is currently being assessed in a 220-patient study that began earlier this year. Under the terms of the distribution deal, SCL will co-fund the study. Other financial details of the agreement were not disclosed. In South Korea, around 250,000 ovarian cancer tests are performed each year. According to Melbourne-based HealthLinx, the disease is experiencing a 15% annual growth rate in the country. In February, HealthLinx launched OvPlex in the UK through distribution partner Intus Healthcare and has introduced the product in Singapore. At the time of the deal, HealthLinx said that it had opened distribution discussions in other European countries, as well as China.

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