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AmoyDx® Pan Lung Cancer PCR Panel 
Approved in Japan as a Companion Diagnostic 
for TABRECTA (Capmatinib)
TOKYO and XIAMEN, May 20th, 2024 -- Riken Genesis Co., Ltd., Amoy Diagnostics Co., Ltd., (“AmoyDx”) and Precision Medicine Asia Co., Ltd. (“PREMIA”) today announced that the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) has approved the AmoyDx® Pan Lung Cancer PCR Panel (the “AmoyDx PLC Panel”) as a companion diagnostic for TABRECTATM (capmatinib), a product of Novartis AG, Basel, Switzerland which was approved by the Japanese MHLW in June 2020. Designed for patients battling unresectable, advanced, or recurrent non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with MET exon 14 (METex14) skipping alterations, TABRECTATM tablets are available in 150 mg and 200 mg dosages.

Engineered using cutting-edge PCR technology, the AmoyDx® PLC Panel enables the simultaneous detection of activation alterations across 11 critical driver genes (EGFR, ALK, ROS1, KRAS, BRAF, HER2, RET, MET, NTRK1, NTRK2, NTRK3) and identifies actionable mutations in seven of these genes (EGFR, ALK, ROS1, BRAF, METex14 skipping, KRAS, RET) directly linked to twelve targeted NSCLC therapies. This approval signifies a transformative step forward in precision cancer treatment, combining rapid, sensitive detection with the potential to significantly enhance patient outcomes.

“With this approval, the AmoyDx® PLC Panel can be used to identify advanced NSCLC patients harboring alterations leading to METex14 skipping for treatment with capmatinib, thereby expanding their therapeutic options. We look forward to developing and commercializing additional, new therapy options for Japanese patients,” said Kenji Iwakabe, President and Chief Executive Officer of Riken Genesis, Li-Mou Zheng, Ph.D., Founder and Chairman of AmoyDx and Wenn Sun, Ph.D., Founder and President of PREMIA.

About AmoyDx PLC Panel:
(1) Product name AmoyDx® Pan Lung Cancer PCR Panel
(2) Approval No. 30300EZX00069000
(3) Purpose of use Detection of EGFR gene mutations, ALK fusion gene, ROS1 fusion gene, BRAF gene mutations, MET exon 14 skipping mutation, KRAS gene mutations and RET fusion genes in nucleic acids extracted from cancer tissue
Used as an adjunct to determine the indications of the following nine antineoplastic agents for patients with NSCLC.
・EGFR gene mutation
 Gefitinib, Erlotinib hydrochloride, Afatinib maleate, Osimertinib mesylate
・ALK fusion gene
 Crizotinib, Alectinib hydrochloride, and Brigatinib
・ROS1 fusion gene
 Crizotinib, Entrectinib
・BRAF V600E mutation
 Combined administration of Dabrafenib mesylate and Trametinib dimethyl sulfoxide
・MET exon 14 skipping mutation
 Tepotinib, Capmatinib (TABRECTATM)
・KRAS G12C mutation
・RET fusion gene
(4) Testing method Real-time PCR
(5) Sample FFPE tissue and fresh frozen tissue in which the presence of tumor cells was ed
(6) Package size 12 tests / kit
(7) Marketing Authorization Holder Riken Genesis Co., Ltd.
(8) Manufacturer Amoy Diagnostics Co., Ltd.

About Riken Genesis Co., Ltd.
RIKEN GENESIS, founded in October 2007, provides lab-assay services as well as products for genetic testing based on cutting-edge gene analysis technologies and bioinformatics, and has experience in the field of personalized medicine. The company provides highly reliable tests based on international quality standards, as demonstrated by its CLIA certification, being the first organization in Japan to meet this U.S. quality control standard for clinical laboratories. For more information, please visit www.

About Amoy Diagnostics Co., Ltd. (AmoyDx, SZSE: 300685)
AmoyDx is at the forefront of championing molecular diagnostics for cancer, committed to enhancing patient outcomes worldwide through innovative diagnostic solutions and breaking barriers for global precision oncology adoption. The company is recognized for its excellence in precision medicine, driving advancements in cancer diagnosis through its extensive collaboration with pharmaceutical companies. For more information, please visit .

About Precision Medicine Asia (PREMIA)
PREMIA offer an integrated platform for the development of innovative oncology therapies and diagnostics in Asia, the fastest growing market for the pharmaceutical industry. PREMIA also manages a clinical-genomic lung cancer registry, the largest in the region, which includes more than 19,000 patients and allows an efficient patient identification process for clinical trial enrollment through participation by more than 200 hospitals in Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia and Thailand. For more information, please visit

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