ANN ARBOR, MI / ACCESSWIRE / September 14, 2023 / Zomedica Corp. (NYSE American:ZOM) ("Zomedica" or the "Company"), a veterinary health company offering diagnostic and therapeutic products for companion animals, today announced the commercial launch of its newest assay - endogenous ACTH (eACTH) for equine plasma - for the TRUFORMA In-Clinic Biosensor Testing Platform.
Larry Heaton, Zomedica's Chief Executive Officer, commented, "For the last two years the TRUFORMA diagnostic platform has brought novel point of care diagnostic capabilities to small animal veterinarians, including Feline Optimized TSH and canine endogenous ACTH assays. Now equine veterinarians can experience the reference lab accuracy and point of care convenience of the TRUFORMA diagnostic platform with our newest assay, eACTH for equine plasma. This assay enables equine veterinarians in the clinic or at the stall to diagnose equine Cushing's Disease, known clinically as pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction (PPID), and monitor positive patients as they titrate therapy. This new assay for the TRUFORMA instrument is an example of Zomedica's ongoing focus to meet the needs of clinical veterinarians in ways that promote both patient and practice health."
PPID or Cushing's disease is one of the most common endocrine disorders in horses and ponies. Left undiagnosed and untreated, quality of life for these animals will rapidly decline and their life expectancy will shorten.
The measurement of baseline eACTH is widely accepted as the most effective way to help diagnose PPID and plays an essential role in disease management, but until now, to test eACTH levels, blood samples needed special handling and shipping to remote labs, risking sample degradation or even loss. The TRUFORMA eACTH assay for equine plasma will offer equine veterinarians the ability to diagnose and screen for PPID as well as monitor patients being treated for PPID in their own labs or even stall side in minutes. The TRUFORMA device, being compact, easy to use, and durable, is a great fit for the unique challenges that face equine practitioners.
Adrian Lock, Vice President & General Manager of Zomedica, addressed the business opportunity for the Company, "There are approximately 2,500 Equine Veterinary practices in the U.S. and currently over 1,200 of them routinely use our PulseVet shock wave system. This will allow us to rapidly engage with the Equine Veterinary community to quickly bring this vital screening technology to patients. We anticipate this will become a tool used by Equine veterinarians daily as they care for the millions of horses in the US susceptible to PPID."
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Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Zomedica (NYSE American: ZOM) is a veterinary health company creating products for companion animals by focusing on the unmet needs of clinical veterinarians. Zomedica's product portfolio will include innovative diagnostics and medical devices that emphasize patient health and practice health. It is Zomedica's mission to provide veterinarians the opportunity to increase productivity and grow revenue while better serving the animals in their care. For more information, visit www.ZOMEDICA.com.
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