Significant events after the period
Q3 has been a quarter focussed on commercial execution and taking further steps towards reimbursement to make our innovative IMMRay PanCan-d test, the first dedicated test for early detection of pancreatic cancer, broadly available in the US.
After receiving approval for a Proprietary Laboratory Analyses (PLA) code from the American Medical Association (AMA) for the IMMray™ PanCan-d test we entered the process with the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to establish payment for the test. In September, CMS followed our recommendation and published a preliminary payment determination implying a price of $897. This rate appropriately values our innovative test. While this does not represent a coverage determination to reimburse the IMMray PanCan-d test, it is an important step in the process of securing reimbursement for our test. We anticipate CMS to finalize its basis for the payment decision during November.
The newly obtained Clinical and Public Health Laboratory license from the California Department of Public Health now allows physicians in California to order the IMMray PanCan-d test for their patients and expands the availability of our test to 49 out of 50 US states. This is another step towards increasing availability and adoption of our diagnostic test.
We further expanded our physician experience program for the IMMray PanCan-d test targeting more than 20 high risk surveillance centers around the US. Immunovia’s physician experience program has been designed for providers to gain clinical experience using the IMMray PanCan-d test. Our novel test continues to be broadly adopted by physicians at those high risk surveillance centers and has contributed to more patients getting screened for early-stage pancreatic cancer. We anticipate completion of the initial physician experience program by year end.
In October, we entered into a strategic partnership with Proteomedix, a Switzerland-based proteomics-focused diagnostics company, with the purpose to leverage both companies´ substantial joint development experience in diagnostic technologies for the detection of cancer. This partnership with Proteomedix will combine leading proteomics-based researchers with state-of-the art capabilities from both companies to create an outstanding R&D platform and will enable us to focus on the commercialization of the IMMray™ PanCan-d test in the US while maximizing our R&D productivity.
On October 19 we announced executive management team changes to accelerate execution of strategic priorities.
During Q3 we continued to deliver on our previously communicated strategic priorities. Our significantly strengthened US team successfully executes the commercial US launch of IMMRay PanCan-d test. The positive feedback from physicians and patients is highly encouraging and further motivates us. We are fully committed to our mission to increase the number of patients that get diagnosed early enough to have surgical resection of their tumor and increase their survival rates.
November 10, 2022
Philipp Mathieu, CEO and President
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Immunovia AB is a diagnostic company with the vision to revolutionize blood-based diagnostics and increase survival rates for patients with cancer.
Our first product, IMMray™ PanCan-d is the only blood test currently available for early detection of pancreatic cancer. The test has unmatched clinical performance. Commercialization of IMMray™ PanCan-d started in August 2021 in the USA and IMMray™ PanCan-d is offered as a laboratory developed test (LDT) exclusively through Immunovia, Inc. For more information see: www.immunoviainc.com.
Immunovia collaborates and engages with healthcare providers, leading experts and patient advocacy groups globally to make this test available to all high-risk pancreatic cancer groups.
The USA, the first market in which IMMray™ PanCan-d is commercially available, is the world’s largest market for the detection of pancreatic cancer with an estimated value of more than USD 4 billion annually.
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Immunovia interim report January-September 2022 (PDF)