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DermTech and Stiefel Laboratories, Inc. to Further Evaluate EGIR(TM) Technology
Date:7/15/2009

opment is a non-invasive test to detect the presence of melanoma. The EGIR technology uses custom adhesive tape to easily obtain RNA from the upper layer of skin overlying a suspicious lesion. A proprietary 19-gene biomarker is then used to analyze the genetic material to differentiate potentially life-threatening melanoma from other forms of pigmented lesions. Studies to date show the test to be 100% sensitive and 88% specific. Research is also underway to use the EGIR technology to develop highly accurate, non-invasive tests for other cancers and diseases. For additional information, visit www.dermtech.com

About Stiefel Laboratories, Inc.

Stiefel Laboratories is enthusiastically committed to advancing dermatology and skin science around the world. The company's deeply-rooted dedication and drive for innovation along with its sole focus on dermatology has led Stiefel to become the largest independent dermatology company in the world. In addition to more than 30 wholly-owned subsidiaries, six manufacturing plants and a global research and development network, Stiefel's most valuable asset is its global network of nearly 3,500 driven associates.

By combining expertise, knowledge and imagination, Stiefel delivers exceptional ethical, over-the-counter and aesthetic products to its customers in more than 100 countries around the world, ultimately providing a unique Stiefel skin health experience. Stiefel also is committed to improving today's treatments and exploring tomorrow's innovations. Each year, the company invests more than $100 million USD in developing the most advanced skin health solutions. Additionally, Stiefel supplements its research and development efforts by seeking strategic partnerships and acquisitions around the world. To learn more about Stiefel, visit www.stiefel.com'/>"/>

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