Expands Coverage to Veterans Health Administration and Military Health System Medical Centers for Its Entire Lung Diagnostic Portfolio
BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 17, 2022--
Biodesix, Inc. (Nasdaq: BDSX), a leading data-driven diagnostic solutions company with a focus in lung disease, today announced the award of a U.S. Federal Supply Schedule contract which includes the Veterans Health Administration providing care for U.S. Veterans and Military Health System providing care for active-duty service members and their families. The contract covers the company’s entire lung diagnostic portfolio: Nodify XL2®, Nodify CDT®, VeriStrat®, GeneStrat® ddPCR, and GeneStrat NGS™ testing. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (“VA”) is the largest integrated health care system in the United States and provides care at 1,298 health care facilities, including 171 VA Medical Centers and 1,113 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity to over 9 million veterans enrolled in the VA health care program.
“Partnering with the VA health system represents a large opportunity for Biodesix to help improve care for Veterans by integrating our five diagnostic tests into our country’s largest health system,” said Scott Hutton, CEO of Biodesix. “An estimated 900,000 Veterans face an elevated risk and a 25% higher likelihood of developing lung cancer compared to the general population. We pride ourselves on being a patient-centric lung disease company, focused on providing healthcare professionals with diagnostic tools capable of transforming the standard of care and improving outcomes. We are pleased to be aligning with the VA in this effort to improve care for our Veterans.”
Lung cancer is the deadliest cancer worldwide and despite the large number of treatments available to improve patient outcomes, it remains an area of unmet needs. Biodesix offers healthcare providers and patients a comprehensive suite of diagnostic tests capable of supporting clinical decision-making across the lung cancer continuum - from initial risk assessment of lung nodules with the Nodify Lung® testing strategy, to post-cancer diagnosis treatment guidance and monitoring with the IQLung™ testing strategy. The Biodesix Nodify Lung testing strategy consists of two blood-based proteomic tests, the Nodify CDT and Nodify XL2 tests, designed to help healthcare professionals quickly and confidently decipher the risk of malignancy of a lung nodule. The Company’s IQLung Treatment Guidance testing consists of three blood-based tests, the GeneStrat NGS and the GeneStrat ddPCR genomic tests, and the VeriStrat proteomic test, which together provide a broader view of each patient's disease state and empower healthcare professionals with a testing strategy for any stage of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), delivering timely biological insights to help expedite personalized treatment decisions.
Biodesix is a leading data-driven diagnostic solutions company with a focus in lung disease. The Company develops diagnostic tests addressing important clinical questions by combining multi-omics through the power of artificial intelligence. Biodesix offers five Medicare-covered tests for patients with lung diseases. The blood based Nodify Lung® nodule risk assessment testing strategy, consisting of the Nodify XL2® and the Nodify CDT® tests, evaluates the risk of malignancy in incidental pulmonary nodules, enabling physicians to better triage patients to the most appropriate course of action. The blood based IQLung™ strategy for lung cancer patients integrates the GeneStrat® ddPCR™ test, the GeneStrat NGS™ test and the VeriStrat® test to support treatment decisions across all stages of lung cancer with results in an unprecedented average of 36-72 hours, expediting time to treatment. Biodesix also leverages the proprietary and advanced Diagnostic Cortex® AI (Artificial Intelligence) platform, to collaborate with many of the world’s leading biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies to solve complex diagnostic challenges in lung disease. For more information about Biodesix, visit biodesix.com.
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