WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NeuroMetrix, Inc. (Nasdaq: NURO) today reported the initiation of commercial shipments of NC-stat® DPNCheck™, a fast, accurate and quantitative point-of-care test for the evaluation of systemic neuropathies such as diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). DPN affects more than half of people with diabetes and may lead to foot ulcers and limb amputation, as well as pain and an overall reduction in quality of life. NeuroMetrix believes that the NC-stat DPNCheck test may address the unmet medical need for better, cost-effective approaches to detecting and monitoring DPN.
The NC-stat DPNCheck device measures sural nerve conduction velocity and amplitude which are recognized early and quantitative biomarkers for DPN. Commercial shipment represents the culmination, on schedule, of a year-long product development effort to modify the Company’s NC-stat technology to the focused evaluation of the sural nerve. In tandem, the development effort resulted in substantial cost reductions that enable an innovative approach to commercial deployment of this important advance in diabetes care. Initial shipments of NC-stat DPNCheck are being made primarily to endocrinologists and podiatrists who have elected a 30 day product evaluation to assess its relevance to diabetes management in their practice. Product training and support is being provided by the eight person NeuroMetrix specialty sales team.
NeuroMetrix is a science-based health care company improving patient care through neurotechnology. The company develops and markets innovative products for the detection, diagnosis, and monitoring of peripheral nerve disorders such as those associated with diabetes and carpal tunnel syndrome. For more information, please visit http://www.neurometrix.com.
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