Orgentec Diagnostika GmbH

First field trial of rheumachec®: The first rapid assay worldwide for early diagnosis of rheumatism attracts enormous interest

Rheumatism can be cured if it is diagnosed in time. The novel rapid assay rheumachec® by ORGENTEC contributes to this goal. One drop of blood from the finger tip and ten minutes of patience are sufficient for early diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis, at a stage when the symptoms are not yet definite or are still weak. Any resident physician can perform this test in his surgery. rheumachec® will become available in November 2007.

During the first field trials the test already attracted enormous interest: On the occasion of the campaign “Rowing against Rheumatism” at this year’s world arthritis day in Bad Kreuznach, Germany, three hundred people had themselves tested on the spot.

In the context of an information campaign of the “Rheumazentrum-Rhein-Ruhr“, Düsseldorf, Germay, “RheumaCheckExpress“ is travelling throughout the region – a bus where patients are informed on rheumatism and may have themselves tested with rheumachec®. In the meantime more than 2000 people have already benefited from this opportunity. On November 17th the bus will make a stop at Medica.

Meet us at Medica, booth A81 in hall 3, and get more information on rheumachec®.

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