Neoprobe extends agreement with Ethicon

By AuntMinnie.com staff writers

December 20, 2007 -- Gamma camera probe developer Neoprobe of Dublin, OH, has extended its marketing and distribution agreement with Ethicon Endo-Surgery of Cincinnati.

The amended deal allows Ethicon Endo-Surgery to promote and sell Neoprobe's neo2000 gamma detection systems for cancer diagnosis through the end of 2013.

Neoprobe's gamma detection systems are used in lymphatic mapping for determining various stages of cancer. A radioactive tracing agent is injected directly into the tumor site, and the agent follows the same flow along the lymphatic system that a tumor would follow if it metastasized or spread.

The operative surgeon can then track this flow with a special probe identifying key lymph nodes along the path to be tested for the presence of cancer, according to Neoprobe.

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