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Axial Biotech Launches Genetic Test for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS)
Date:12/9/2008

netic markers associated with severe curve progression. This scoliosis research involved collecting DNA samples from over 9,500 patients from 85 clinical sites throughout the world. The test was then further validated in two separate clinical trials.

John Climaco, CEO and President of Axial Biotech, said that the launch of ScoliScore(TM) illustrates the company's commitment to making critical information from molecular diagnostic tests more broadly available to spinal surgeons, patients, and their family members. "Our long-term vision is to utilize the knowledge and capabilities gained from the development of this test and apply it to other spinal diseases," said Mr. Climaco.

The initial launch of the ScoliScore(TM) test will be to a small group of physicians in the U.S. The test will be processed solely at Axial's CLIA certified laboratory, which meets all applicable state and federal guidelines. It will be made commercially available to physicians nationwide in 2009. Axial Biotech has signed an agreement with DePuy Spine, Inc. to sell and market ScoliScore(TM).

For more information on the ScoliScore(TM) test, please contact Axial Biotech Customer Service at 877-AXIAL98 (877-294-2598) or visit the company's website at www.axialbiotech.com

About Axial Biotech

Axial Biotech, Inc. is the leading developer of molecular diagnostic for common spinal diseases and disorders. Axial is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and is certified to comply with the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA). Founded in 2002, Axial is based in Salt Lake City, Utah.


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