With this IP portfolio, Saladax has developed tests for chemistry analyzers commonly found in hospitals and a point-of-care instrument that can be used where centralized testing is not possible. These tests address a significant unmet clinical need for patients with serious mental illness (SMI) by providing rapid, actionable results to health care professionals (HCP). International and U.S. clinical guidelines have recently been established recommending antipsychotic drug testing. The availability of these tools will greatly enhance the ability of health care professionals to better manage their patients in real time.
SMI is a significant public health concern. The estimated economic impact of SMI worldwide is more than $2.5 trillion each year with the number of people that SMI affects growing rapidly. In the U.S. current data shows that more than 13 million adults in the U.S. experienced SMI in the past year. That is more than 3% of the adult population.
Saladax is well positioned as the leading diagnostic company in the field of antipsychotic drug testing with a full panel of antipsychotic tests already on the market and a solid pipeline of new products.
“This is a very exciting time for Saladax and the field of therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM).” stated Sal Salamone, Founder and CEO of Saladax. “The availability of antipsychotic testing is arguably the most significant step in the field of TDM since the launch of the Abbott Diagnostics TDx platform back in the 1980s.”