AnPac Bio-Medical Science Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: ANPC), a biotechnology company with operations in China and the United States announced today that the company received a certificate of registration this month under the U.S. Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988, or CLIA, for its approximately 7,000 square foot lab in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The AnPac Bio Philadelphia lab is dedicated to cancer differentiation analysis (CDA) liquid biopsy research as well as various other commercial diagnostic testing.
Dr. Chris Yu, AnPac Bio’s Chairman and CEO commented: “We are very pleased about the CLIA registration for our laboratory in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We plan to continue our research and commercialize our CDA technology for cancer risk assessment as well as perform other commercial diagnostic tests in our Philadelphia lab, including COVID-19 antibody testing. We are fully committed to innovation and commercialization in the United States. The CLIA registration of our Philadelphia lab is a testimony that we adhere to the highest standards in the industry, and it is a major milestone towards our commercialization in the U.S.”
About AnPac Bio
AnPac Bio is a biotechnology company focused on early cancer screening and detection, with 128 issued patents as of June 30, 2020. With two certified clinical laboratories in China and one CLIA and CAP accredited 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. According to Frost & Sullivan, AnPac Bio ranked third worldwide and first in China 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 41,700 clinical samples as of May 2020. AnPac Bio’s CDA technology platform 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.