Vidan Diagnostics Announces Distribution Agreement with Diasys Diagnostics Systems, GmbH.
SAN ANTONIO, TX – January 02, 2019– Today, Vidan Diagnostics, LLC, announces that it has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with German diagnostic reagent manufacturer, Diasys Diagnostics Systems, GmbH, to market in the U.S. Diasys Diagnostics’, FDA cleared liquid-stable, ready-to-use reagent kit for the measurement of beta-hydroxybuyrate, (“β-Hydroxybutyrate 21FS”).
Beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) is a marker used to improve the accuracy in diagnosing patients with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). BHB is one of three sources of ketone bodies. Its relative proportion in the blood (78%) is greater than the other two ketone bodies, acetoacetate (20%) and acetone (2%). As DKA is treated, serum BHB decreases more consistently than acetoacetate which is converted to BHB and does not change rapidly. The BHB/acetoacetate ratio is typically between 3:1 and 7:1 in severe ketotic states.
American Diabetes Association (ADA) Recommendation
The ADA recommends the use of blood ketone testing, based on the measurement of BHB, rather than urine ketone testing, for the diagnosis and monitoring of DKA.
Commenting, Gilbert Mejia, CEO of Vidan Diagnostics, said:
“This U.S. distribution agreement is a perfect fit to our diabetes portfolio and will compliment our Lucidplus™ β-Ketone Plus Glucose Monitoring system. In addition, the agreement will create additional revenue stream and establish Vidan Diagnostics as a key player in diabetes diagnostics utilizing its existing distribution channels. We look forward to working with Diasys Diagnostics Systems to promote a new option in the U.S. for beta-hydroxybutyrate and other reagents in its pipeline.”
Vidan Diagnostics LLC is a supplier of medical diagnostic products. It is focused on medical devices and reagents used for diagnosing and monitoring patients with conditions of diabetes, sepsis, anemia, heart disease and stroke. Vidan Diagnostics is dedicated to delivering proven and innovative products to all people in all places, in all aspects and stages of life with integrity and reliability. The company is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.