Neoprobe inks new Lymphoseek deal

Gamma camera probe developer Neoprobe of Dublin, OH, has signed an agreement with the University of California, San Diego that will enable the company to expand its Lymphoseek radiopharmaceutical into applications in ultrasound and optical imaging.

Neoprobe intends to develop the agent for use during biopsy procedures for the detection of lymph nodes in various tumor types, such as breast, melanoma, prostate, gastric, and colon cancers. The company is planning clinical trials for the radiopharmaceutical and intends to file a new drug application with the Food and Drug Administration in mid-2006.

The most recent deal with UCSD allows Neoprobe to develop Lymphoseek for ultrasound and optical applications. The company could develop receptor-binding compounds labeled with fluorescent or ultrasound contrast agents that can be detected with optical or ultrasound probes, avoiding the use of radioactive isotopes.

By staff writers
April 21, 2005

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