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Epigenomics AG Signs Licensing And Supply Agreement With Wuhan Kindstar Diagnostics For Epi Prolung In China


1/9/2014 10:41:28 AM

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Berlin, Germany, Germantown, MD, U.S.A. and Wuhan and Beijing, China, January 9, 2014 - Epigenomics AG (Frankfurt Prime Standard: ECX, OTC: EPGNY), a German-American cancer molecular diagnostics company, and Wuhan Kindstar Clinical Diagnostics Co. Ltd (Kindstar), a leading Chinese clinical diagnostics company, announced today that both parties entered into a licensing and supply agreement for Epigenomics’ Epi proLung® tissue assay for the Chinese market.

Under the terms of the agreement Kindstar will commercialize the Epi proLung® assay for use in lung cancer diagnosis in China. Epigenomics will retain the responsibility to manufacture and supply the product and to provide support with respect to medical and regulatory considerations.

Noel Doheny, CEO of Epigenomics' US subsidiary, commented: "We are excited to enter into this agreement regarding our Epi proLung® tissue assay with Kindstar. The ability to leverage the established know-how and existing and well-functioning reference laboratory infrastructure of our new partner will provide a significant advantage for Epigenomics in the market introduction and technology roll-out of Epi proLung® in China. This agreement allows for a dual commercialization effort to apply Epigenomics' patented methods and its biomarker for lung cancer diagnosis in the Chinese market.”

“Epigenomics’ Epi proLung® assay fills an unmet need in current lung cancer diagnosis,” added Shiang Huang, M.D., CEO of Kindstar. “We are very pleased to add Epi proLung® to the suite of cancer testing services we offer to Chinese physicians. We look forward to collaborating with Epigenomics on this assay and to the opportunity to expand our partnership on additional tests for the Chinese market.”

Noel Doheny, CEO of Epigenomics' US subsidiary, commented: "We are excited to enter into this agreement regarding our Epi proLung® tissue assay with Kindstar. The ability to leverage the established know-how and existing and well-functioning reference laboratory infrastructure of our new partner will provide a significant advantage for Epigenomics in the market introduction and technology roll-out of Epi proLung® in China. This agreement allows for a dual commercialization effort to apply Epigenomics' patented methods and its biomarker for lung cancer diagnosis in the Chinese market.”

“Epigenomics’ Epi proLung® assay fills an unmet need in current lung cancer diagnosis,” added Shiang Huang, M.D., CEO of Kindstar. “We are very pleased to add Epi proLung® to the suite of cancer testing services we offer to Chinese physicians. We look forward to collaborating with Epigenomics on this assay and to the opportunity to expand our partnership on additional tests for the Chinese market.”

About Kindstar

Kindstar (www.kindstarglobal.com), with laboratory facilities in Beijing, Shanghai and Wuhan, provides esoteric diagnostic testing services to hospitals and physicians in every province of China. Kindstar is the first and largest esoteric diagnostic testing business in China, providing laboratory testing services to over 3,300 Chinese hospitals, including 930 tertiary hospitals (classification for largest leading hospitals). Kindstar is becoming the partner of choice to physicians in China for advanced diagnostics in many medical specialties including hematology, oncology, infectious diseases and medical genetics.

Contact Epigenomics AG

Antje Zeise, Manager IR | PR
Epigenomics AG
Kleine Praesidentenstrasse1
10178 Berlin
Tel +49 (0) 30 24345 386
ir@epigenomics.com
www.epigenomics.com

For US press inquiries: Epigenomics, Inc. 20271 Goldenrod lane, 2nd Floor
Germantown Md., 20874 pr@epigenomics.com
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Clover Zhang
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Clover.zhang@kindstar.com
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