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Epigenomics AG: Life Technologies to Supply Crucial Components for Second-Generation Colorectal Cancer Blood Test

06.05.2011

Berlin, Germany, and Seattle, WA, U.S.A., May 6, 2011

Epigenomics AG (Frankfurt Prime Standard: ECX), the cancer molecular diagnosis company, today announced the signing of a supply agreement with Life Technologies Corporation, a global provider of innovative life science solutions. As the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Life Technologies will supply its DynabeadsproColonproColon 2.0 requires fewer components and handling steps, and can reach results within eight hours, making it easier to automate on a wide range of IVD automation solutions. A key feature of the new product is the use of Dynabeads-NA complex can be separated and the NAs concentrated for diagnostic analysis such as the detection of methylated DNA of the SEPT9 gene, the biomarker that is targeted by Epi proColon 2.0. DynabeadsproColon proColonproColon 2.0 assay to its contract manufacturer NextPharma based in San Diego, CA, U.S.A. Epigenomics plans to conduct analytical and clinical validation studies in the second half of 2011. The company expects to submit a pre-market approval application (PMA) for Epi proColon 2.0 to the FDA before year-end 2011.

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