AnPac Bio Ranked #3 in Liquid Biopsy Clinical Samples Globally by Frost & Sullivan While Retaining #1 Position and Widening its Lead in China in Cancer Screening
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 26, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AnPac Bio-Medical Science Co., Ltd. (“AnPac Bio,” the “Company” or “we”) (NASDAQ: ANPC), a biotechnology company with operations in China and the United States focused on early cancer screening and detection, announced today that Frost & Sullivan has recently ranked AnPac Bio number three globally and number one in China in liquid biopsy for both clinical and commercial samples in the year of 2019 in cancer screening. That includes all next generation early cancer screening technologies, including CTC’s (circulating tumor cells), ct-DNA (circulating tumor DNA), exosomes, CDA (cancer differentiation analysis), mRNA (microRNAs), and other emerging technologies. AnPac Bio’s proprietary CDA platform utilizes combination tests which can both screen for overall cancer risk as well as provide cancer location information.
Frost & Sullivan is a leading business consulting firm involved in market research and analysis. According to the report, paid for by AnPac Bio, AnPac increased its position in China and doubled its lead from last year due to the rapidly growing number of paid commercial tests it provides. Compared with data in 2018, AnPac Bio further widened its lead by more than 100% over the number 2 ranked company in China in paid cancer screening tests in 2019. The report further solidifies AnPac Bio as one of the few commercial next generation early cancer screening technologies (cancer risk assessment) using liquid biopsy that is currently in market. The Company announced on May 18, 2020 that it has completed 169, 800 general population screening & clinical research study samples.
AnPac Bio’s CEO, Dr. Chris Yu, commented, “AnPac Bio has continually demonstrated our unique position in the liquid biopsy and cancer screening market. We have designed and commercialized a cancer risk assessment test that will populate the cancer detection market. Our solution has proven to be simple, low-cost, ability to detect early, and thorough, yet just as accurate and effective as the current standards on the market. Over the last ten years, we have laid the foundation to make our tests as widespread and accessible as possible. As a result, we are now becoming one of the most accepted leaders in the next generation of cancer screening and detection. Our approach has proven to be successful and is further validated by the Frost & Sullivan research data.”
About AnPac Bio
AnPac Bio is a biotechnology company focused on early cancer screening and detection, with 128 issued patents as of June 22, 2020. With two certified clinical laboratories in China and one CLIA and CAP accredited clinical laboratory in the United States, AnPac Bio performs a suite of cancer screening and detection tests, including CDA (Cancer Differentiation Analysis), bio-chemical, immunological, and genomics tests. In a 2019 market research report by Frost & Sullivan, AnPac Bio ranked second worldwide among companies offering next-generation early cancer screening and detection technologies in terms of the number of clinical samples for cancer screening and detection, based on approximately 35,000 clinical samples as at June 30, 2019. AnPac Bio’s CDA technology platform has been shown in retrospective validation studies to be able to detect the risk of over 20 different cancer types with high sensitivity and specificity.
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