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Polymedco Aligns with MedPrimex to Fight Colorectal Cancer in Mexico
Date:8/30/2012

CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y., Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Polymedco Cancer Diagnostic Products, LLC ("Polymedco CDP") is pleased to announce that a distribution agreement was signed with MedPrimex, LLC ("MedPrimex").  The agreement provides distribution rights, for the Mexican market, to MedPrimex for Polymedco CDP fecal immunochemical test (FIT) product line for screening for colorectal cancer (CRC).  Colorectal cancer is among the leading causes of cancer death worldwide, but nearly half of people who die failed to get screened.

Early detection and treatment dramatically increase chances of survival. Screening is the most realistic approach to reducing new cases by finding non-cancerous colorectal polyps and removing them before they become cancerous. 

The OC automated FIT and manual OC Light® tests are quick and easy screening methods that measure human hemoglobin in the patient's stool.  The tests can be performed at home with little disruption to the patient's daily routine – requiring only one sample collection and no changes to diet or medication. The higher specificity of FIT means that there are less false positive results.

"Our goal is to introduce the benefits of getting an annual screening using a fecal immunochemical test (FIT) to people of Mexico," said Drew Cervasio, President of Polymedco. "Innovations in screening have significantly improved the detection of breast, prostate and cervical cancers so it is time to pay attention to the advances that can drive more patients to find colorectal cancer earlier."

"Through these screening tests, we are better able to accurately identify at-risk patients and send more of the right patients for further evaluation and colonoscopy," said Ana Maria Pedroza, CEO of MedPrimex. "We are proud to be a part of an effort that will ensure citizens of our country will have access to the best options for their healthcare needs."

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