HENDERSON, Nev., Nov. 6, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- VolitionRx Limited (NYSE AMERICAN: VNRX) ("Volition"), a multi-national epigenetics company, and Veterinary Pathology Group (VPG), one of the UK's leading diagnostic laboratories, have joined forces to launch the Nu.Q® Vet Cancer Test to veterinary practices in the UK and Ireland.
VPG is the first-to-market diagnostic laboratory in the UK and Ireland to offer the Nu.Q® Vet Cancer Test, a groundbreaking tool for the early detection and monitoring of cancer in dogs.
Volition's Nu.Q® Vet Cancer Test is an accessible and affordable screening tool for dogs with increased risk of developing cancer, such as older dogs, certain breeds with higher cancer prevalence rates and those dogs with familial history.
Dr Tom Butera, Chief Executive Officer, Volition Veterinary Diagnostics Development LLP, said: "Working with VPG, we are thrilled to be rolling out the Nu.Q® Vet Cancer Test to veterinary practices across the UK and Ireland, two renowned pet-loving nations. It is a simple, non-invasive blood test that can easily integrate into preventive care plans. Veterinarians can run the test alongside routine blood work and imaging, to help provide earlier cancer detection, improve a dog's quality of life and give a better chance of effective treatment."
Fiona Gosling, Chief Executive Officer at VPG, said: "Our collaboration with Volition highlights the commitment of both organisations to improving the quality of life for pets and supporting veterinary professionals in their mission to provide the best possible care.
"By integrating the revolutionary Nu.Q® Vet Cancer Test into our diagnostic portfolio, we are expanding our wellness testing offering and empowering veterinarians with an accessible, cutting edge tool to detect cancer in its early stages, ultimately leading to better outcomes and improved patient care.
"Veterinary practices interested in offering the Nu.Q® Vet Cancer Test to their clients can find out more at thevpg.co.uk or visit us at stand K11 at the London Vet Show later this month."
1. There are approximately 11 million dogs as pets in the UK, with 29% of households owning a dog. PDSA Paw Report 2023.
VPG are veterinary laboratory diagnostic experts, using scientific excellence, innovation and personalised support to help veterinary practices by delivering Excellence Everywhere. With over 20 years of experience and data, their vision is to set the standard for the Veterinary industry, improving outcomes for animals, pet owners, and their veterinary partners.
By supporting and investing in a team of exceptional people, they aim to provide the best possible advice and care for their clients, with the healthcare of animals at the forefront of everything they do. VPG offer a comprehensive and extensive range of tests as well as diagnostic advice for domestic pets, horses and exotic species. Find the answers at thevpg.co.uk.
Volition is a multi-national epigenetics company powered by Nu.Q®, its proprietary nucleosome quantification platform. Through its subsidiaries, Volition is developing simple, easy to use, cost effective blood tests to help diagnose and monitor a range of life-altering diseases in humans and animals including some cancers and diseases associated with NETosis such as sepsis and COVID-19. Early diagnosis and monitoring have the potential to not only prolong the life of patients but also improve their quality of life. The tests are based on the science of Nucleosomics™, which is the practice of identifying and measuring nucleosomes in the bloodstream or other bodily fluid - an indication that disease is present.
Volition's research and development activities are centered in Belgium, with an innovation laboratory and office in the U.S. and additional offices in London and Singapore. For more details go to www.volition.com.
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