BETHLEHEM, Pa., Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Saladax Biomedical, Inc., a privately held company developing and commercializing novel diagnostic assays to achieve the promise of personalized medicine for new and existing therapeutics, announced today that Edward L. Erickson, president and CEO of Saladax, will be presenting at the Biotech Showcase™ 2012 Conference being held in San Francisco, CA. The presentation will be given on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 3:45 p.m. PST on the fourth floor of the Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco Union Square hotel. Mr. Erickson will provide an overview of the company's business, including its products, sales and marketing activities, strategic alliances and finances.
Saladax's first commercially available test for innovative dose management, My5-FU, measures levels of 5-flourouracil (5-FU), a widely prescribed chemotherapy drug used in conjunction with other drugs in first-line therapy for colorectal cancer and other solid tumors. The assay technology enables oncologists to determine the optimal dose of 5-FU for each individual patient, thereby increasing the effectiveness of the drug and lessening the risk of severe toxicity and other side effects.
About Saladax Biomedical, Inc.
Saladax Biomedical develops and commercializes novel diagnostic assays to achieve the promise of personalized medicine through dose management and companion diagnostic products for existing and new therapeutics. The Company's dose management technology enables physicians to optimize drug dosing to meet individual patient needs, leading to improved response and quality of life. The Company's 15 MyCare™ dose management assays are comprised of proprietary, automated and cost-effective in vitro diagnostic tests, with a principal focus in oncology. The first MyCare assay available is for one of the most common anticancer drugs, 5-fluorouracil (5-FU). This assay is sold by Saladax in Europe as a CE-marked product and will be distributed in Japan by FALCO biosystems. In the United States and Canada, Myriad Genetic Laboratories, Inc. provides testing for 5-FU dose optimization under the trademark OnDose® through a license to Saladax proprietary technology. In addition the company is finalizing development of its next two oncology drug assays, for paclitaxel and docetaxel. Saladax also works with pharmaceutical companies to develop companion diagnostics to provide important clinical information to assist in developing and administering new and existing compounds. For more information, visit www.saladax.com, or follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Saladax.
Saladax Biomedical, Inc.
Edward L. Erickson
President and Chief Executive Officer
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