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Ventana launches first fully automated IHC test to detect BRAF V600E mutation in a variety of cancers
Date:10/1/2013

Kit, providing easy interpretation and seamless integration into a laboratory's workflow.

Roche also offers the cobas® 4800 BRAF V600 Mutation Test which is the companion diagnostic for Zelboraf ® (vemurafenib). This test was clinically validated to select patients in the pivotal BRIM-3 study, and only patients selected by this test were shown to benefit from Zelboraf therapy. The new Ventana IHC BRAF assay expands Roche's offering in BRAF V600E testing into disease areas beyond melanoma.

1The VENTANA BRAFV600E (VE1) Mouse Monoclonal Primary Antibody in vitro diagnostic antibody is being launched as a US Class I exempt/ CE-IVD product.

About Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.
Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. ("VMSI") (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY), a member of the Roche Group, innovates and manufactures instruments and reagents that automate tissue processing and slide staining for cancer diagnostics. VENTANA solutions are used in clinical histology and drug development research laboratories worldwide. The company's intuitive, integrated staining, workflow management platforms, and digital pathology solutions optimize laboratory efficiencies to reduce errors, support diagnosis and inform treatment decisions for anatomic pathology professionals. Together with Roche, VMSI is driving Personalized Healthcare through accelerated drug discovery and the development of "companion diagnostics" to identify the patients most likely to respond favorably to specific therapies.

Visit www.ventana.com to learn more.

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