Saladax Biomedical, Beckman Coulter Partner to Distribute Antipsychotic Drug Tests
Saladax's laboratory assays measure drug levels of antipsychotic drugs prescribed to treat patients with mental illnesses.
The researchers at the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland recently received €1.3 million from Wellcome Trust to support the development of the blood-based test.
Saladax Biomedical Receives FDA De Novo Clearance for Antipsychotic Drug Assay
The firm said that together with other clinical findings, the test can help manage patients prescribed clozapine for treatment-resistant schizophrenia.
The company hopes to replicate its early data in future studies, making a case that better early diagnosis can improve outcomes for patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Saladax Tests for Antipsychotics CE Marked
The MyCare Total Risperidone Assay Kit and MyCare Paliperidone Assay Kit can help guide physicians in their decision-making process by providing objective evidence of medication levels.