Product News: Nanosphere Receives FDA Clearance to Market Test for Detection of CYP2C19 Mutations Affecting Drug Metabolism

16 Nov 2012

Nanosphere Inc., a leader in the development and commercialization of advanced molecular diagnostics systems, announced today the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) clearance permitting marketing of its CYP2C19 Nucleic Acid Test (CYP2C19 Test) on the automated sample-to-result Verigene® System.

The Verigene CYP2C19 Test is indicated as an aid for clinicians to determine therapeutic strategy for drugs metabolized by the CYP450 2C19 genetic pathway. The Verigene CYP2C19 Test identifies the CYP2C19 *2, *3, and *17 variations, if present, directly from a patient's whole blood sample in less than 2.5 hours.

"The Verigene CYP2C19 Test provides physicians with crucial information to help treat patients quickly and appropriately with the most effective drugs," said William Moffitt, Nanosphere's chief executive officer. "This achievement adds to our growing menu of FDA-cleared assays, which includes tests for gram positive bloodstream infections (BC-GP), respiratory viruses (RV+), hypercoagulation, and warfarin metabolism."

The Verigene System is a molecular diagnostics platform capable of performing tests for genetic, infectious disease and protein targets on a single sample-to-result platform. The system's ease of use and on-demand processing capability enable hospitals to generate time-critical results in a near-patient setting.