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Axial Biotech Announces Commercial Availability of SCOLISCORE(TM) AIS Prognostic Test
Date:9/24/2009

100 clinical sites throughout the world. SCOLISCORE utilizes 53 DNA markers found to be linked to the progressive form of scoliosis. To identify these DNA markers from nearly one million potential targets, Axial researchers leveraged its proprietary, world class genealogic database called GenDB, which contains information on more than 30 million ancestors and descendants of the original Utah pioneers. The test has been validated in three studies with approximately 800 patients with AIS.

"Axial is the first mover into molecular testing for spine disorders, representing a near-term opportunity that rivals the market size of diagnostics for breast cancer," added Climaco. "We have broken the code to scoliosis, and we are uncovering the important role genetics play in other spinal disorders. We are applying our research capability to identify genetic links that could potentially expand applications in scoliosis and also serve as a basis for a predictive test for the treatment of those suffering from degenerative disc disease."

About Axial Biotech

Axial Biotech, Inc. is advancing first-of-a-kind molecular diagnostics that answer key clinical questions in spine care, allowing for more accurate and personal treatment decisions for spine disorders. Axial markets the SCOLISCORE(TM) AIS Prognostic Test, the first and only test that utilizes the genetic blueprint of progressive scoliosis to enable physicians to identify which patients are likely to progress to a severe curvature. Using the same approach that led to the successful development of the SCOLISCORE AIS Prognostic Test, Axial is currently developing a predictive test for surgical outcomes for patients with degenerative disc disease. Axial is a privately held, venture-backed molecular diagnostics company founded in 2003 by a group of internationally recognized spine surgeons and geneticists. More information is at

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