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Mainz Biomed Awarded Poster of Distinction at Digestive Disease Week, Positioning the Company for its Planned FDA Trial
[May 20, 2024]

Mainz Biomed Awarded Poster of Distinction at Digestive Disease Week, Positioning the Company for its Planned FDA Trial


Mainz Biomed Presented Industry Leading Results: 97% Sensitivity for Colorectal Cancer, 82% for Advanced Precancerous Lesions

The eAArly DETECT results demonstrated that within the advanced precancerous lesion patients, 100% of those patients with high grade dysplasia were detected

The Company’s mission is to transform current colorectal cancer screening practices, and ultimately to reduce cancer mortality rates worldwide by shifting from cancer detection to cancer prevention

BERKELEY, Calif. and MAINZ, Germany, May 20, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mainz Biomed N.V. (NASDAQ: MYNZ), a molecular genetics diagnostic company specializing in the early detection of cancer, unveiled key findings from its groundbreaking eAArly DETECT study during a poster presentation at the renowned Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2024 in Washington D.C. The Company was awarded as a Poster of Distinction by the Digestive Disease Week judges.

The eAArly DETECT study, conducted across multiple sites in the United States with participation from 21 specialized gastroenterology centers, enrolled 254 evaluable clinical subjects. The study results underscore the remarkable efficacy of Mainz Biomed's innovative multimodal screening test. This test integrates the Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT), along with proprietary mRNA biomarkers, complemented by a sophisticated artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning algorithm. Together, these components enable precise differentiation among colorectal cancer (CRC), advanced adenomas (AA), non-advanced adenomas, and samples with no pathological findings.

The poster titled ‘Novel Stool-based non-invasive early detection of colorectal cancer and precancerous lesions by classic FIT combined with nucleic acid-based biomarker signatures’ was presented by Dr. Lena Krammes, Senior Scientist at Mainz Biomed. Key findings of the eAArly DETECT clinical study include a sensitivity for colorectal cancer of 97% with a specificity of 97% and a sensitivity for advanced adenoma of 82%. Additionally, the data demonstrated that within the advanced precancerous lesion patients, 100% of those patients with high grade dysplasia (advanced adenomas with a high likelihood of turning into cancer) were detected. Only one of the colorectal cancer patients was not detected at stage I of the disease. Resulting performance data confirms the outcome previously obtained from the separate European ColoFuture study and that this multimodal screening strategy reflects a substantial and meaningful improvement for CRC and especially AA detection, where improved sensitivity is urgently needed to decrease CRC incidence and mortality. Visit https://mainzbiomed.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/Poster_MBM_DDW_2024_Final.pdf to access the poster with the more detailed results.

“The ability to detect advanced precancerous lesions and in particular advanced adenomas as part of a colorectal screening test is critical to drive a paradigm shift in current frontline screening options,” said Dr Moritz Eidens, Chief Scientific Officer at Mainz Biomed. “We know that patients with advanced adenomas have an increased risk of developing colorectal cancer. The significant improvement in AA sensitivity compared to other non-invasive tests currently available combned with the excellent sensitivity and specificity for CRC, allows us to accelerate the shift from cancer detection to prevention. Our mission is to transform current colorectal cancer screening practices, and ultimately to reduce cancer mortality rates worldwide.”



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About eAArly DETECT
eAArly DETECT was performed to select novel mRNA biomarkers for potential integration into Mainz Biomed’s pivotal FDA PMA clinical trial ReconAAsense. The study enrolled 254 evaluable subjects across 21 sites in the U.S. with a similar design to that of ColoFuture, its European counterpart. Patients aged 45 years and older were invited to participate when referred for a colonoscopy to either screen for CRC (average risk), to follow up on a positive non-invasive test, imaging or symptoms, or if a subject was already identified as having colorectal cancer but before any treatment had been administered. Those who agreed to provide a stool sample in advance of the colonoscopy (or treatment in the case of subjects with already identified colorectal cancer) were eligible for participation. Subjects were classified into groups following central pathology review: CRC, advanced adenoma, non-advanced adenoma, no findings, or non-colorectal cancer. Each subject outcome was compared to the results from the ColoAlert® test incorporating the novel biomarkers.

About Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common cancer globally, with more than 1.9 million new cases reported in 2020, according to World Cancer Research Fund International. The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends that screening with stool DNA tests such as ColoAlert® should be conducted once every three years starting at age 45. Each year in the US, 16.6 million colonoscopies are performed. However, roughly one-third of US residents aged 50-75 have never been screened for colon cancer. This gap in screening represents a $4.0B+ total market opportunity in the US.

About Mainz Biomed N.V.
Mainz Biomed develops market-ready molecular genetic diagnostic solutions for life-threatening conditions. The Company’s flagship product is ColoAlert®, an accurate, non-invasive and easy-to-use, early-detection diagnostic test for colorectal cancer based on real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction-based (PCR) multiplex detection of molecular-genetic biomarkers in stool samples. ColoAlert® is currently marketed across Europe. The Company is planning to run a pivotal FDA clinical study for US regulatory approval. Mainz Biomed’s product candidate portfolio also includes PancAlert, an early-stage pancreatic cancer screening test. To learn more, visit mainzbiomed.com.

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