FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AnPac Bio Files Coronavirus Detection Patent and Initiates Related Research Project
San Jose, CA, February 27, 2020 – 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, today announced that it has filed a provisional patent application on the use of AnPac Bio’s novel detection technology, methods and apparatus for coronavirus detection with the US Patent Trademark and Office on February 10, 2020, which could later lead to formal patent applications in China and other countries. AnPac Bio also announced today that it has entered into a project cooperation agreement with a hospital in China to conduct research studies on the ability of AnPac Bio’s CDA (Cancer Differentiation Analysis) technology to detect the risk of coronavirus, which is expected to be a very challenging and long term project for AnPac Bio.
While AnPac Bio’s focus has been on cancer risk assessment, AnPac Bio’s biophysical property-based CDA technology has also been evaluated for other major non-cancerous diseases, and valuable information and data have been collected for clinical samples on major non-cancerous diseases. “Exploring the CDA technology’s ability to detect the risk of major non-cancerous diseases and broadening its product offerings for other life threatening diseases has been part of AnPac Bio’s business strategies for years,” commented AnPac Bio’s Chairman and CEO, Dr. Chris Yu.
About AnPac Bio
AnPac Bio is a biotechnology company focused on early cancer screening and detection, with 121 issued patents as of September 30, 2019. With two certified clinical laboratories in China and one CLIA registered 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 recent 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 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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