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Vermillion Announces Notice of Allowance of Patent for Breast Cancer Biomarkers
Date:2/2/2011

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 2, 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 "Biomarkers for breast cancer" to the Company. The patent claims are directed to biomarker combinations for the diagnosis and management of breast cancer and to the measurement of the biomarkers by mass spectrometry.

"The notice of allowance for this breast cancer biomarker patent is additional validation of our approach to intellectual property protection. We view the increasing breadth of our patent portfolio as a significant corporate asset," said Gail S. Page, CEO and Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Vermillion.

About 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. Vermillion is based in Austin, Texas. Additional information about Vermillion can be found on the Web at www.vermillion.com.

Forward-Looking Statement

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 act
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