By: Naveed Baig
KARACHI: Roche Diagnostics Pakistan partners with Dawaai.pk to launch an innovative product CoaguChek INRange for the patients on warfarin therapy. This innovative solution will enable the patients to frequently check their International normalized ratio (INR) values conveniently wherever they are. Furthermore, they will be able to easily share the results with their consultant via their phone or any other computing device for quick and efficient therapy management.
As a global pioneer in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics, Roche is focused on advancing science to improve people’s lives. Being the world’s largest biotech company, Roche continues to search for better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases and make a sustainable contribution to society. The company also aims to improve patient access to medical innovations by working with all relevant stakeholders.
In this regard, the launch of CoaguChek INRange will enable users to easily get their result in just one minute by a single drop of blood. This solution will save patients, especially the bed ridden and elderly ones from the hassle of going to the laboratory for testing over and over again followed by visits to their consultants. According to a research conducted by Australian Point of Care Practitioners and Integrated Cardiovascular Clinical Network, Country Health South Australia, published in US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes Health USA, regular monitoring of the anticoagulant effect is required and evidence suggests that patients who self-monitor using point-of-care testing have better outcomes than other patients. With this solution, patients can easily perform the test at their convenience anywhere. This solution is available nationwide at dawaai.pk where professional pharmacists and consultants are available to guide and educate the patients.
Dr. Rubina , aged around 60, She herself on warfarin therapy has been using the basic version of the Roche’s product CoaguChek XS for more than 10 years and has been managing her INR effectively with the solution and also recommends that INR monitoring at home gives her peace of mind, saves her from the hassle of visits to the labs & difficulty of drawing blood along with reducing subsequent follow ups with her consultant.