UNIVERSAL BIOSENSORS SHARES SURGE AFTER FDA APPROVAL

Written on the 5 October 2016

UNIVERSAL BIOSENSORS SHARES SURGE AFTER FDA APPROVAL UNIVERSAL Biosensors (ASX:UBI) is trading up 16.95 per cent today following the US Food and Drug Administration's approval of Siemens Healthineers' Xprecia Stride Coagulation Analyzer.

The hand-held device uses test strips developed and manufactured by UBI at its Rowville facility, in Victoria, to help monitor and assess patients taking the anticoagulation drug warfarin.

Warfarin is a blood thinner and its use must be monitored carefully, as too much of the drug can lead to uncontrolled bleeding, while too little can lead to a blood clot.

The worldwide point-of-care market for coagulation testing was estimated to be worth around US$1 billion in 2014 and is forecast to grow 9 per cent per annum to $US1.4 billion by 2018.

UBI executive chairman Andrew Denver says he is thrilled patients in the US will have access to this "exceptional" device.

"We look forward to working with Siemens to help establish its place in the US market," says Denver.

The Xprecia Stride analyser was commercially launched in Europe in May 2015.

Universal Biosensors released its results for the first half of 2016 in late July, and they showed a 41 per cent growth in revenue to $10.5 million compared to the previous corresponding period.

However, revenue from sales of the Xprecia Stride Coagulation Analyzer were down 56 per cent on the pcp.

The company gets most of its revenue from its partnership with LifeScan, for which it provides its One Touch Verio blood glucose test strips.

Overall, the company made a loss of $1.2 million in the first half of this year.



Latest News

TECHNOLOGYONE SAYS IT WILL SUE BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL FOR $50M IF IT TERMINATES CONTRACT

ENTERPRISE software company TechnologyOne (ASX: TNE) has threatened to sue Brisbane City Council (BCC) for more than ...

WESTPAC LOOKING TO SELL HASTINGS TO CHARTER HALL

Westpac Group (ASX: WBC) has entered discussions with property investment group Charter Hall (ASX: CHC) to sell Ha...

THE CYBER SECURITY FIRM THAT HAS MELBOURNE AND SYDNEY BATTLING FOR ITS BUSINESS

ISRAELI cyber security firm Votiro will decide where to set up shop in Australia in the next few weeks, with both ...

IF YOU LOSE YOUR MOJO, YOU LOSE YOUR BUSINESS: GLEN RICHARDS

HE'S one of the "sharks" on the hit show Shark Tank and Dr Glen Richards deals with startups and sca...

Related News

TECHNOLOGYONE SAYS IT WILL SUE BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL FOR $50M IF IT TERMINATES CONTRACT

ENTERPRISE software company TechnologyOne (ASX: TNE) has threatened to sue Brisbane City Council (BCC) for more than ...

WESTPAC LOOKING TO SELL HASTINGS TO CHARTER HALL

Westpac Group (ASX: WBC) has entered discussions with property investment group Charter Hall (ASX: CHC) to sell Ha...

THE CYBER SECURITY FIRM THAT HAS MELBOURNE AND SYDNEY BATTLING FOR ITS BUSINESS

ISRAELI cyber security firm Votiro will decide where to set up shop in Australia in the next few weeks, with both ...

IF YOU LOSE YOUR MOJO, YOU LOSE YOUR BUSINESS: GLEN RICHARDS

HE'S one of the "sharks" on the hit show Shark Tank and Dr Glen Richards deals with startups and sca...

BOOK YOUR FUNCTION SPACE HERE

 

 

 

Contact us

Email News Update Sign Up Contact Details
Subscriptions

PO Box 2087
Brisbane QLD 4001

LoginTell a FriendSign Up to Newsletter