AUSTIN, Texas, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vermillion, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRML), a molecular diagnostics company, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a notice of allowance for a patent entitled "Saposin D and Fam3C are Biomarkers for Alzheimer's Disease." The patent claims cover the biomarkers saposin D and Fam3c as well as combinations that include these biomarkers.
"This patent allowance is very significant as it helps create a unique asset for the Company and expands our intellectual property portfolio for Alzheimer's disease. It is our goal to explore business opportunities and leverage our intellectual property in these different disease areas," said Gail S. Page, CEO of Vermillion.
Vermillion, Inc. is dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of novel high-value diagnostic tests that help physicians diagnose, treat and improve outcomes for patients. Vermillion, along with its prestigious scientific collaborators, has diagnostic programs in oncology, hematology, cardiology and women's health. Additional information about Vermillion can be found on the Web at www.vermillion.com.
Certain matters discussed in this press release contain forward-looking statements that involve significant risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding Vermillion's plans, objectives, expectations and intentions. These forward-looking statements are based on Vermillion's current expectations. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a "safe harbor" for such forward-looking statements. In order to comply with the terms of the safe harbor, Vermillion notes that a variety of factors could cause actual results and experience to differ materia
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