PRESS RELEASE: 15 June 2022, 07:00 CEST
Biocartis Reaches Key Commercial Milestones: One-Millionth Idylla⁇ Cartridge Sold and 2,000th Idylla Instrument Placed
Mechelen, Belgium, 15 June 2022 – Biocartis Group NV (the ‘Company’ or ‘Biocartis’), an innovative molecular diagnostics company (Euronext Brussels: BCART), announces a double milestone today: the selling of its one-millionth commercial Idylla ™ cartridge and the placement of its 2,000th Idylla ™ instrument since its commercial launch. These events mark a key commercial milestone for Biocartis, which has been commercializing its rapid and easy-to-use decentralized Idylla ™ molecular diagnostics platform in more than 70 countries across the world since 2015.
Biocartis launched its first commercial products, the Idylla ™ instrument and the Idylla ™ BRAF Mutation Test (CE-IVD), in the European market in September 2014, following their CE-IVD marking. Today, over 125 publications have been issued worldwide supporting the scientific validation and performance of the Idylla ™ platform. The platform is differentiated by its simple, fast and highly accurate decentralized delivery of molecular diagnostic results that enables fast access to the right treatment for patients across the globe.
With a focus on oncology, Biocartis’ current Idylla ™ menu strategy covers the entire continuum of cancer care – from prognosis to surveillance – with a broad on-market menu of tests in melanoma, lung and colorectal cancer which aim to better inform clinical decisions being made by healthcare providers for their oncology patients. Biocartis is also increasingly leveraging innovative biomarker content with partners that aim to roll out their test content globally on Idylla. Thanks to the support of an expanding partner community, Biocartis aims to expand in breast, thyroid, hematology and brain cancers, as well as growing its offering into infectious diseases. The success of the platform has led to a strong 42% increase in oncology cartridge revenue in Q1 2022 compared to Q1 2021.
Herman Verrelst, Chief Executive Officer of Biocartis, reacted: “We are very proud of these milestones and the entire Biocartis team who has diligently built this transformative Idylla technology into a platform that contributes to provide patients with a better quality of life. The 2,000th instrument placement confirms that we have one of the largest decentralized installed bases globally in oncology molecular diagnostics. Since 2016, we have built a strong commercial franchise, growing revenues from instrument placements and cartridge sales by approximately 44% per year, while positively impacting the lives of many patients and their families. The milestones we announce today demonstrates our success in building critical mass and to our readiness scale. ”
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Biocartis (Euronext Brussels: BCART) is an innovative molecular diagnostics (MDx) company providing next generation diagnostic solutions aimed at improving clinical practice for the benefit of patients, clinicians, payers and industry. Biocartis’ proprietary MDx Idylla ™ platform is a fully automated sample-to-result, real-time PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) system that offers accurate, highly reliable molecular information from virtually any biological sample in virtually any setting. Biocartis is developing and marketing a continuously expanding test menu addressing key unmet clinical needs, with a focus in oncology, which represents the fastest growing segment of the MDx market worldwide. Today, Biocartis offers tests supporting melanoma, colorectal and lung cancer, as well as for COVID-19, flu, RSV and sepsis. More information: www.biocartis.com. Follow us on Twitter: ioBiocartis_.
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