Biodesix Completes Enrollment of INSIGHT Study Assessing Clinical Utility of the VeriStrat® Blood-Based Host Immune Classifier

5,000 patients with non-small cell lung cancer enrolled to be monitored up to three years


BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$BDSX #patientsfirstBiodesix, Inc. (Nasdaq: BDSX), a leading data-driven diagnostic solutions company with a focus in lung disease, announced today that the large multi-center observational registry study INSIGHT (Clinical Effectiveness Assessment of VeriStrat® Testing and Validation of Immunotherapy Tests in NSCLC Subjects) (NCT03289780) has completed enrollment of 5,000 patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The study was designed to further validate the utility of the VeriStrat® test, a novel predictive and prognostic blood-based host immune classifier, and its ability to support treatment decisions for patients with NSCLC across different therapeutic approaches.

“The INSIGHT study gives us a unique opportunity to examine real world treatment patterns for lung cancer, the deadliest of all cancers, in the context of patients’ immune response,” said Dr. James Jett, co-Chief Medical Officer at Biodesix. “Five-year survival for patients with non-small cell lung cancer is approximately 25 percent, but now we are seeing that with use of this proteomic test, we are able to identify treatment options, particularly those utilizing Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors in addition to standard chemotherapy, that may extend overall survival in select groups of patients.”

Results from prior analyses of the INSIGHT study demonstrated that the VeriStrat test stratifies immune checkpoint inhibition (ICI) treatment response in patients with advanced NSCLC. This data demonstrated that those classified as Host Immune Classifier Cold (HIC-C), also known as VeriStrat Poor, had superior median overall survival when receiving ICI plus chemotherapy versus ICI alone, independent of PD-L1 status.

A recent analysis from this study has been accepted for presentation at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) World Conference on Lung Cancer in Singapore in September 2023. Future analyses of the INSIGHT study are planned in 2024, as monitoring of patient outcomes continues.

About Biodesix

Biodesix is a leading data-driven diagnostic solutions company with a focus in lung disease. The Company develops diagnostic tests addressing important clinical questions by combining multi-omics through the power of artificial intelligence. Biodesix offers five Medicare-covered tests for patients with lung diseases. The blood based Nodify Lung® nodule risk assessment testing strategy, consisting of the Nodify XL2® and the Nodify CDT® tests, evaluates the risk of malignancy in pulmonary nodules, enabling physicians to better triage patients to the most appropriate course of action. The blood based IQLung™ strategy for lung cancer patients integrates the GeneStrat® targeted ddPCR™ test, the GeneStrat NGS™ test and the VeriStrat® test to support treatment decisions across all stages of lung cancer with results in an average of two to three business days, expediting the time to treatment. Biodesix also leverages the proprietary and advanced Diagnostic Cortex® AI (Artificial Intelligence) platform, to collaborate with many of the world’s leading biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies to solve complex diagnostic challenges in lung disease. For more information about Biodesix, visit biodesix.com.

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