Jena / Frickenhausen, January 20th, 2016 – With the start of 2016 the distribution of the cervical cancer triage test GynTect® by Greiner Bio-One has started. For this purpose the internationally active company had closed a marketing and distribution partnership with oncgnostics GmbH, who has developed and produces the GynTect® test, prior to Medica 2015. The CE IVD mark which GynTect® received in October 2015 allows the utilization of the test in laboratories in whole Europe.

Safe diagnostics for women tested HPV-positive

GynTect® is a molecular biology test based on so-called epigenetic biomarkers, which yields early, fast and reliable results in the area of cervical cancer diagnostics. The test was developed and is produced by oncgnostics GmbH, which is a spin-off from the University women’s hospital Jena, Germany, founded early in 2012.

Epigenetic biomarkers yield fast and reliable results in cancer diagnostics

The development of cancer cells from regular tissue cells is preceded or accompanied by modifications in the DNA, especially methylations. These epigenetic changes can be reliably detected in diagnostic labs by specific molecular biology methods such as the so-called methylation-specific PCR. With GynTect® oncgnostics has developed a molecular test which allows to clarify early if a patient with an abnormal Pap smear result or an infection with high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV), causative agent of cervical cancer, develops or has a cervical disease that requires treatment. Early and reliable diagnostics constitutes the specific potential of GynTect®.

Since GynTect® yields fast and reliable results, it also allows a fast and reliable detection of those women who have a disease that requires treatment. This facilitates the risk assessment during cervical cancer screening: the possibilities for a successful early treatment are improved, while unnecessary, over-hasty surgeries can be avoided.

Marketing and distribution of GynTect starts in several European countries

Greiner Bio-One GmbH is a professional, international distributor, established as a partner of many diagnostic laboratories. With its own PapilloCheck® HPV test the company is already internationally active in the area of cervical cancer screening since several years. As a triage test for women tested HPV-positive, GynTect® is also a triage test for PapilloCheck®. Not only due to the current changes of the cervical cancer screening market towards implementation of HPV-testing in screening scenarios in several European countries as well as the USA, this market is highly attractive and competitive.

“In fact, this is a classical win-win situation. With GynTect® Greiner Bio-one strengthens its position in diagnostics, and we get the ideal partner for national and international distribution of our test. With its long-lasting presence and experience in the relevant diagnostic field Greiner will promote and establish GynTect® within the right target group”, Dr. Alfred Hansel, CEO of oncgnostics, says.

With its internal controls, GynTect® is a reliable test, which is easy to handle and compatible with cervical smear material obtained by different devices and stored in different media.

GynTect® is now available for distribution in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, England, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxemburg. Further European countries as well as Northern America and different Asian states may follow soon.

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