Navigation Links
Polymedco, Inc., and Cardinal Health Sign Agreement for Distribution of Oncologic Diagnostic Test Kits to Acute Care Market
Date:9/13/2011

CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Polymedco, Inc. is pleased to announce its exclusive agreement with Cardinal Health, Inc., for distribution of its market leading automated FIT product, a fecal occult blood analyzer that can help increase patient compliance rates and aid in the early detection of colorectal cancer. The agreement includes distribution of the OC-Auto Micro 80; automated FIT analyzer; and OC-Sensor Diana, a high throughput automated FIT analyzer, to the acute care market.  

The Polymedco tests can help increase patient compliance rates, because, unlike Guaiac tests, they require a single stool sample, have no dietary or medicinal restrictions, and have a completely closed sampling device.  With this methodology, patient compliance has been shown to as much as triple over prior testing methods.

"We are extremely pleased to be working with a distributor of the magnitude of Cardinal Health," said Drew Cervasio, president of Polymedco. "Polymedco is excited to offer a test with such lifesaving capability and looking forward to delivering this product to as many hospitals as possible and saving as many more lives with the help of the Cardinal Health organization."

Colorectal cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer death in America, causing 50,000 deaths each year. Yet when detected early, colorectal cancer is highly treatable, and patients with precancerous polyps or early stage cancers often do not have to follow-up with repeated surgeries and costly radiation and chemotherapy.  Annual screening for colorectal cancer, which is facilitated by the OC-FIT line of products, is to saving lives and containing healthcare costs.

"Cardinal Health is committed to supporting solutions which drive cost-effectiveness and improve quality outcomes," said Chris Kerski, senior vice president and general manager of scientific products at Cardinal Health. "We're pleased with our partnership with Polymedco and the opportunity to bring this new, automated solution to our customers and their patients."

The OC-FIT product line also aids in connectivity to the hospital laboratory information system, which can lead to an increase in workflow efficiencies, ease of physician access to medical records, and easy tracking of quality control data.  

About Polymedco

Polymedco Inc. is a leading manufacturer, marketer, and distributer in the clinical laboratory marketplace.  Polymedco supplies clinical diagnostic test kits and devices that are specialized in hematology and cancer. We are a world leader in non-invasive colorectal cancer screening technology, providing the new standard of care with the OC FIT-CHEK® product line.  Since 1980, Polymedco has evolved into a highly skilled and successful marketing, sales, and manufacturing organization. With an experienced team of field representatives combined with strong technical service personnel, Polymedco provides a high level of customer, technical and reimbursement support.

Visit our web site at: www.polymedco.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE Polymedco, Inc.
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Hydrox Inc., Cardinal Health Issue Nationwide Recall of Alcohol-Free Mouthwash For Hospitals
2. CMS, Inc., an Elekta Company, Announces First Cancer Patients Treated With Monaco(TM) Radiation Treatment Planning System
3. CardioVascularCS.Org, a division of EndoVascular Forum, Inc., Partners with Complex Interventional Cardiovascular Therapy (CICT) to Extend Electronic Medical Care Advancement
4. Malaria Vaccine Developer, Sanaria Inc., Receives 2009 Vaccine Industry Excellence Award for Best Early-Stage Vaccine Biotech
5. BioStorage Technologies, Inc., Accelerates European Expansion with Opening of New German Facility
6. Nyer Medical Group, Inc., Announces Agreements to Sell Certain Eaton Apothecary Assets to Walgreens and Sell Operating Subsidiarys Stock to Investors
7. China Biopharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. Shareholders Overwhelmingly Support Merger with NeoStem, Inc., a NYSE AMEX Listed Company Trading Under Symbol NBS
8. NeoMatrix, Inc., Awarded New Technology Agreement by Novation for HALO(R) Breast Pap Test
9. Dr. Yahia Gawad, CEO of CardioGenics Holdings, Inc., Interviewed in MedTech Executive
10. Sanofi-aventis to Acquire Chattem Inc., Creating a Strong U.S. Consumer Healthcare Platform
11. OMNIlife science, Inc., Announces U.S. Distribution Agreement with SERF-Dedienne Sante of France for its ION free Large Diameter Head Dual Mobility Acetabular Cup System
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/3/2016)... 3, 2016 Intec Pharma Ltd. ... biopharmaceutical company, today announced the appointment of Pnina ... "Ms. Strauss-Levy has 15 years of experience ... an outstanding track record, having supported the advancement of ... processes in the United States ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... -- Leading Economies with Fastest Real GDP Annual Percentage Change, 2015  ... Ireland 7.8 India 7.3, , Source: IMF and TechSci Research ... of Brazil , Russia , ... , registered the fastest GDP growth during the first decade of the ... recession in Brazil and Russia , ...
(Date:4/29/2016)... 2016  In the next ten years, the ... systems dependent on CRTs monitors to those reliant on ... Medical monitors and will automatically sync to existing ... foreseeable benefits to this technological advancement, it also ... to be replaced in order to be LCD ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... May 03, 2016 , ... Elizabeth Murray has always loved walking one ... with one on her shoulder and one on her arm. But she got to ... years of mitral valve prolapse. , The valves of the heart wouldn’t close properly ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) , ... May 03, 2016 ... ... tuition-free, accredited American online university, has announced today the launch of its Associates ... Nobel Laureate and President Emeritus of The Rockefeller University, Dr. Torsten N. Wiesel; ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... , ... May 03, 2016 , ... Boston Children’s Hospital ... rehearse tough medical situations or practice tricky or rare procedures in an environment that ... the SIM Center is also available to inventors and “hackers” to develop and test ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... ... 03, 2016 , ... Park Cities Pet Sitter has openings for both full-time ... 75205, 75206, 75209, 75219, 75220, 75225, 75229, 75230, 75231 and 75235 zip codes. ... Plano, Preston Hollow and Park Cities areas of the Metroplex. Candidates must love ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... York, NY (PRWEB) , ... May 03, 2016 ... ... solutions for the healthcare industry, announced today that Legacy Health is expanding its ... Efficient Works platform), after a highly successful initial proof of concept. The Portland, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):