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VA, Polymedco Ink Deal for Colorectal Cancer Testing

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Polymedco announced today that two of its colorectal cancer screening products will now be available through the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare system.

Under the terms of the five-year contract, VA patients will have access to Eiken Chemical's OC-Light S manual fecal immunochemical test (FIT), as well as Epigenomics' Epi proColon colorectal cancer screen. Polymedco is the US distributor for the FIT and co-markets Epi proColon under a 2013 agreement with Epigenomics.

Additional terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Polymedco's OC-Auto automated FIT system is already available at VA facilities under an existing arrangement.

"We are excited to continue our relationship with the [VA] and pleased to be able to offer them our complete offering of colorectal cancer screening tools," Polymedco President Drew Cervasio said in a statement.