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Exagen enters second-year agreement with GSK to drive greater awareness about challenges facing lupus diagnosis and management

Thursday, Jan 03, 2019

Exagen, a leader in rheumatology testing, today announced that it has extended its agreement with GSK, one of the world’s leading healthcare companies, to raise awareness of the importance of timely diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), the most common form of lupus. At the center of the program are the proprietary AVISE laboratory tests, which can facilitate early diagnosis and management of SLE, a complex, incurable autoimmune disease. The details of the agreement are confidential.

This agreement follows one that Exagen and GSK entered into last year and will continue to support the shared goal of helping SLE patients shorten time to their diagnosis, which is nearly six years on average, and to facilitate improved patient outcomes.

Ron Rocca, President and CEO of Exagen shared, “We’re pleased to continue working with GSK, which demonstrates our ability to collaborate with major pharmaceutical companies in a shared commitment to improve patients’ lives. Having access to advanced testing like AVISE can support diagnosis, prognosis, and monitoring of challenging conditions like SLE.”

 

Source: globenewswire.com

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