Healthcare Industry News: Check-Cap
News Release - February 7, 2022
Check-Cap Announces FDA Approval of Amended IDE Application for Pivotal Study of C-ScanCompany anticipates initiation of first part of pivotal study in the March-April 2022 timeframe
ISFIYA, Israel, Feb. 7, 2022 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Check-Cap Ltd. (the "Company" or "Check-Cap") (NASDAQ: CHEK), (NASDAQ: CHEKZ), a clinical stage medical diagnostics company advancing the development of C-ScanŽ, the first and only patient-friendly preparation-free screening test to detect polyps before they may transform into colorectal cancer (CRC), today announced that the Company has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its amended Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) application, enabling initiation of the U.S. pivotal study.
Alex Ovadia, chief executive officer of Check-Cap, commented, "Now that we have received approval from the FDA of our amended protocol, we are focused on final preparations to initiate the first part of the U.S. pivotal study, which we anticipate will begin in March-April 2022, followed by initiation of the second part of the study in Q4 2022. Initiation of the study signifies a major step in the clinical development of our device, which is designed to detect precancerous polyps."
The U.S. pivotal study consists of two parts. The first part is designed to enable further calibration of the system for the average risk U.S. population. The second part will include a statistically powered, randomized study which will compare the performance of C-Scan to traditional colonoscopy.
Check-Cap is a clinical stage medical diagnostics company aiming to redefine colorectal cancer (CRC) screening through the introduction of C-ScanŽ, the first and only patient-friendly preparation-free screening test to detect polyps before they may transform into colorectal cancer and enable early intervention and cancer prevention. The Company's disruptive capsule-based screening technology aims to help millions of people to stay healthy through preventive CRC screening. C-Scan uses an ultra-low dose X-ray capsule, an integrated positioning, control and recording system, as well as proprietary software to generate a 3D map of the inner lining of the colon as it travels naturally along the gastrointestinal tract. C-Scan is non-invasive and requires no sedation. It requires no bowel preparation, allowing the patients to continue their daily routine with no interruption. C-Scan is not intended to replace colonoscopy. A positive C-Scan result should be followed by colonoscopy. C-Scan is an investigational device and is not available for sale in the United States.
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