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Tethys Bioscience Announces Expanded Availability of PreDx(TM) Diabetes Risk Test
Date:6/7/2008

dividuals. Using a routine blood sample, Tethys provides an individualized risk report that indicates the likelihood of diabetes onset in a patient within the next five years.

"It is already known that we are facing a diabetes epidemic that will only grow worse in the next 10-20 years," said Dr. Sean Sullivan, Director of Pharmaceutical Outcomes Research and Policy at the University of Washington. "The ability to identify patients at high risk years ahead of disease diagnosis may allow us to halt diabetes progression, saving lives and helping to maintain or improve the quality of life for our patients, while also reducing the overall expenses associated with the disease."

"We are very proud to offer this innovative, clinically useful tool that enables physicians to accurately identify those at highest risk of developing Type 2 diabetes long before the disease occurs," said Mickey Urdea, founder, chairman, and CEO of Tethys Bioscience. "The PreDx Diabetes Risk Test can help physicians and patients to change the course of diabetes progression. Our mission is to provide tools that will facilitate early intervention in preventable diseases."

A presentation to be made at the ADA's 68th Scientific Sessions this week supports the accuracy and clinical utility of the PreDx Diabetes Risk Test. The report entitled

Training and Validation of a Multimarker Algorithm for the Prediction of

Type 2 Diabetes from a 5 Yr Prospective Study of 6,784 Danish People

(Inter99)

J. Kolberg, et al.

shows that a simple blood test, based on multiple serum biomarkers, indicates the risk of conversion to Type 2 diabetes, which can provide doctors and patients with objective, quantitative information to intervene and prevent the onset of the disease. These results are being presented in poster format (#1019-P) from Saturday, June 7 through Monday, June 9 in Hall D of San Francisco's Moscone Convention Center. Furthermore, a number of publi
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