PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#HPV--Guided Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQB: GTHP), the maker of the LuViva Advanced Cervical Scan, announced today that testing of 150 patients has been completed in the ongoing clinical trial for Chinese National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) approval. The trial is underway at four sites in China. The trial is expected to be completed in the second quarter of this year and submitted for approval shortly thereafter.
In addition, the Company�s Chinese co-manufacturing partner and distributor for China, Shandong Yaohua Medical Instrument Corporation (SMI), made a scheduled milestone payment to the Company of $177,740. A portion of these funds will be used to supply SMI with LuViva devices and parts. According to SMI, both the interim safety and accuracy results of LuViva justify the completion of the clinical study and submission of the data to the NMPA as soon as practicable.
�We are pleased to hear that LuViva has performed well and as expected in the first clinical trials in China,� said Gene Cartwright, CEO of Guided Therapeutics. �We look forward to a speedy conclusion and filing of study results with the Chinese regulatory authorities.�
About Guided Therapeutics
Guided Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQB: GTHP) is the maker of a rapid and painless testing platform based on its patented biophotonic technology that utilizes light for the early detection of disease at the cellular level. The Company�s first product is the LuViva� Advanced Cervical Scan, a non-invasive device used to detect cervical disease instantly and at the point of care. In a multi-center clinical trial with women at risk for cervical disease, the technology was able to detect cervical cancer up to two years earlier than conventional modalities, according to published reports. For more information, visit: www.guidedinc.com.
The Guided Therapeutics LuViva� Advanced Cervical Scan is an investigational device and is limited by federal law to investigational use in the U.S. LuViva, the wave logo and "Early detection, better outcomes" are registered trademarks owned by Guided Therapeutics, Inc.
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