Epigenomics AG

EANS-Adhoc: Ad Hoc Announcement pursuant of §15 WpHG (German Securities Trading Act): Epigenomics AG Licenses Biomarker for Colorectal Cancer Blood Test to ARUP Laboratories, Inc.

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Licensing Agreements/Molecular diagnostics


Epigenomics AG (ISIN: DE000A0BVT96), a cancer molecular diagnostics company, today announced that it signed a non-exclusive licensing agreement for its proprietary DNA methylation biomarker Septin 9 (mSEPT9) with ARUP Laboratories, Inc. (ARUP), a provider of diagnostic testing services based in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A.

Under the agreement, ARUP has obtained rights to use the mSEPT9 biomarker to develop a molecular-based laboratory test that can help physicians detect colorectal cancer based on a patient's blood sample. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S.A. Epigenomics has repeatedly demonstrated that methylated DNA of the Septin 9 gene in blood plasma indicates the presence of colorectal cancer in early stages.

ARUP is the second commercial laboratory in the U.S.A. to non-exclusively license the mSEPT9 biomarker from Epigenomics with the goal of commercializing a laboratory-developed blood test for colorectal cancer. In February 2008, Quest Diagnostics, Inc., Madison, New Jersey, U.S.A., already obtained a license to commercialize a laboratory-developed test for mSEPT9 in the U.S.A.

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Further Information

For further information please see today's press release on the Epigenomics' licensing agreement with ARUP Laboratories at http://www.epigenomics.com/en/Newsroom/

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The information contained in this communication does not constitute nor imply an offer to sell or transfer any product, and no product based on this technology is currently available for sale in the United States. The analytical and clinical performance characteristics of any product based on this technology which may be sold at some future time in the U.S. have not been established.

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Further inquiry note:
Epigenomics AG
Dr. Achim Plum
Sen. VP Corporate Development
Tel: +49 30 24345 368

Branche: Biotechnology
ISIN:      DE000A0BVT96
WKN:        A0BVT9
Index:    Prime All Share, Technologie All Share
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