ISNES, Belgium, Sept. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- VolitionRx Limited (NYSE AMERICAN: VNRX) ("Volition") today announced it will attend Asia Pacific Digestive Week (APDW) and will host a symposium at the Taiwan Digestive Disease Week (TDDW).
Volition's Vice President of Asia, Dr. Jasmine Kway, commented, "Asia is a very important market for Volition and we have made significant progress in the region since January of this year. Our meetings at APDW and TDDW will give us excellent opportunities to further our conversations and formalize our engagements with key individuals in the Asia Pacific region."
There is a growing aging population in many countries in Asia, with more than 40% of worldwide colorectal cancers occurring there. Volition has been developing its position in Asia since the beginning of 2017 and has generated encouraging responses from key opinion leaders (KOLs) in the region. The Asia Pacific region would benefit greatly from a blood-based cancer test which is accurate, non-invasive, easy-to-use and cost effective.
APDW is the one of the most important conferences in the Asia Pacific region for gastrointestinal specialists, with many KOLs present. During the conference, Volition expects to have the opportunity to outline and formalize plans with KOLs for an Asia Pacific wide, multi-center trial to assist with product launches across the region. The event will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai, Hong Kong from September 23rd through September 26th.
Volition will also be hosting a symposium at the TDDW entitled, "A Blood-Based Approach to Detection of Digestive Cancers". Volition's Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Jake Micallef, will address how Nu.QTM biomarkers have demonstrated positive results in the early detection of digestive cancers. The symposium will be held on September 30th from 12:15 pm CST to 1:35 pm CST, at Conference Room E (202). The conference is being held at the NTUH International Convention Center, Taipei, Taiwan from September 29th through October 1st.
Volition is a multi-national life sciences company developing simple, easy to use blood-based cancer tests to accurately diagnose a range of cancers. The tests are based on the science of Nucleosomics®, which is the practice of identifying and measuring nucleosomes in the bloodstream or other bodily fluid - an indication that disease is present.
As cancer screening programs become more widespread, Volition's products aim to help to diagnose a range of cancers quickly, simply, accurately and cost effectively. Early diagnosis has the potential to not only prolong the life of patients, but also to improve their quality of life.
Volition's research and development activities are currently centered in Belgium, with additional offices in London, Texas and Singapore, as the company focuses on bringing its diagnostic products to market first in Europe, then in the U.S. and ultimately, worldwide.
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