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Arrayit Diagnostics to Bring First Pre-Symptomatic Ovarian Cancer Blood Test to Multi-Billion Dollar Diagnostic Market in 2010



12/17/2009 8:58:52 AM

HOUSTON, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- John Howell, CEO of Arrayit Diagnostics, Inc., a majority-owned subsidiary of Arrayit Corporation , today formally commented on the anticipated timeline for commercialization of its microarray-based OvaDx(TM) Pre-Symptomatic Ovarian Cancer Blood Test, which is currently advancing through late-stage development - the rights to which have been assigned exclusively to the Company by Arrayit Corporation.

Continuing, Howell added, "With plans to market the test at a cost of approximately $350 per test kit - and presuming we achieve our predetermined time-to-market objectives, we are confident that revenue of $4-$5 million is an attainable sales goal for 2010. Moreover, given that we estimate the total market for a viable early stage ovarian cancer screening test in the U.S., Japan and Europe could collectively represent use of up to 175 million kits per year; beyond 2010, annual revenues for Arrayit Diagnostics could ultimately reach into the hundreds of millions, and perhaps even billions, of dollars."

About Arrayit Corporation

Arrayit Corporation, headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, leads and empowers the genetic, research, pharmaceutical and diagnostic communities through the discovery, development and manufacture of proprietary life science technologies and consumables for disease prevention, treatment and cure. It now offers over 650 products to a customer base of more than 10,000 laboratories worldwide, including almost every major university, pharmaceutical and biotechnology company, major agricultural and chemical companies, government agencies, national research foundations and many private sector enterprises. Please visit www.arrayit.com for more information.

Safe Harbor Statement

Except for historical information contained herein, statements made in this release that constitute forward-looking statements are based on currently available information, involve certain risks and uncertainties and the Company assumes no responsibility to update any such forward-looking statement. The following factors, among others, may cause actual results to differ materially from the results suggested in the forward-looking statements. Risks that may result from changes in the Company's business operations; our ability to keep pace with technological advances; significant competition in the biomedical business; our relationships with key suppliers and customers; quality and consumer acceptance of newly introduced products; market volatility; non-availability of product; excess inventory; price and product competition; new product introductions, the outcome of our legal disputes; the possibility that the review of our prior filings by the SEC may result in changes to our financial statements; and the possibility that stockholders or regulatory authorities may initiate proceedings against Arrayit and/or our officers and directors as a result of any restatements. Risk factors associated with our business, including some of the facts set forth herein, are detailed in the Company's Form 10-K/A for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008 and Form 10-Q/A for the fiscal first quarter ended March 31, 2009, Form 10-Q/A for the fiscal second quarter ended June 30, 2009 and Form 10-Q for the fiscal third quarter ended September 30, 2009.

Arrayit Diagnostics, Inc.




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