Research & Development
BioPorto enters into global distribution agreement with Roche Diagnostics for NGAL
12 February 2018 -

BioPorto A/S (CPH: BIOPOR), an in-vitro diagnostics company, announced on Friday that it has entered into a global distribution agreement with Roche (VTX:ROG), under which BioPorto will deliver a neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) test for use on Roche's cobas c 501/c 502 analysers.

Under the terms of the agreement, Roche will have worldwide exclusive distribution rights for the NGAL test adapted for use on Roche's cobas c 501/c 502 systems.

The company said this agreement has significant strategic importance to ensure the expanded availability of NGAL tests, as well as enhancing the awareness of NGAL as a diagnostic marker for acute kidney injury.

BioPorto expects the agreement to generate revenues starting in 2019.

The NGAL Test is CE marked and BioPorto is currently conducting clinical studies to generate data for FDA approval, which is expected later this year.

BioPorto Diagnostics provides healthcare professionals in clinical and research settings a range of diagnostic tests and antibodies. Its pioneering product portfolio includes assays for underserved disease states such as NGAL for acute kidney injury.