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Agendia Signs Contract with Blue Shield of California
Date:1/5/2012

IRVINE, Calif. and AMSTERDAM, Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Agendia, an innovative molecular cancer diagnostics company, today announced that the company has signed a contract with Blue Shield of California, making Agendia an in-network provider. The move paves the way for future in-network coverage for MammaPrint® and other Agendia tests by Blue Cross affiliates across the United States. Developed and commercialized by Agendia, MammaPrint is the keystone of the company's Symphony™ suite of breast cancer assays, and the first and only molecular breast cancer recurrence assay cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in February 2007. The gene expression signature assay is used by physicians as a prognostic and predictive tool to identify patients whose risk of metastases is high, requiring chemotherapy, and those at a low risk of metastases, who can be treated just as effectively with other therapies that cause fewer adverse side effects.

"Agendia's contract with Blue Shield of California not only provides more patients with access to MammaPrint, but it also has the potential to open the door to future coverage across the Blue Shield network," said Agendia's CEO, David Macdonald.

As a result of the contract, Agendia will be reimbursed for its MammaPrint test at an in-network rate, benefiting patients by reducing any financial obligation they might carry. Several major payers, including Medicare, Humana, United and others have issued medical coverage policies for MammaPrint. In addition to Blue Shield of California, Agendia has entered contracts with Palmetto, Humana, Coventry and several national PPO plans.

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Agendia is a leading global commercial molecular diagnostic company that develops and markets genomic-based diagnostic products that improve the quality of life for cancer patients and simplifies complex treatment decisions for their physicians. A
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