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Mainz Biomed Partners With Italian Lab to Offer ColoAlert Cancer Screening Test

NEW YORK – German molecular diagnostics firm Mainz Biomed said Wednesday that it has entered a partnership with Italian laboratory firm TomaLab to launch Mainz's flagship ColoAlert colorectal cancer screening test in Italy.

The firms said the collaboration will make the PCR-based ColoAlert test available in Italy for at-home stool sample collection for the early detection of colorectal cancer and precancerous lesions. ColoAlert combines DNA and RNA analysis with fecal immunohistochemistry. TomaLab CEO Riccardo Manca said in a statement that his firm will incorporate ColoAlert into the firm's laboratory procedures.

"This partnership underlines our dedication to embracing cutting-edge technologies that enhance patient care and outcomes," he said.

Mainz CEO Guido Baechler added that TomaLab is an ideal partner because of its state-of-the-art facilities and commitment to innovation.

Mainz reported in November that it had received promising interim results from its ColoFuture study on a next-generation colorectal cancer screening assay that would integrate a portfolio of mRNA biomarkers. The current generation ColoAlert test is available through partnerships with regional labs in some countries in Europe and the Middle East.