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May 14, 2009: Biodesix Announces VeriStrat(R) Data in Head and Neck Cancer to be Presented at ASCO
Date:5/14/2009

patients with NSCLC who were likely to have good or poor outcomes following treatment with EGFRIs (J Natl Cancer Inst. 2007;99(11):838-46). Additional studies are underway to further validate the test and to explore the clinical utility of VeriStrat in other solid epithelial tumors and with other EGFRIs.

A study reporting results evaluating the association of VeriStrat status and genetic features with survival after treatment with erlotinib in patients with NSCLC will also be presented on Saturday, May 30th. For more information on the time and locations of these presentations, visit www.asco.org.

"The data to be presented at ASCO validate our molecular profiling approach to identify patient populations who are most likely to benefit from targeted therapies as well as those who are unlikely to receive any benefit," said Heinrich Roder, D.Phil., Chief Technical Officer at Biodesix. "Biodesix is committed to advancing personalized medicine as we continue our research in identifying the relationship between disease, mass spectrometry profiles and therapies. The data from ASCO, coupled with our previous research, show that VeriStrat is effective at predicting outcomes to therapeutics affecting the EGFR pathway, independent of their specific mode of action, and for tumor types where this is a targeted pathway. This brings us one step closer to a healthcare model that is highly personalized."

About VeriStrat: VeriStrat is a pretreatment serum, proteomic test for patients with advanced NSCLC. The test identifies patients who are likely to have good or poor outcomes after treatment with EGFRIs. Samples are processed in Biodesix' CLIA accredited laboratory and results are typically reported within 72 hours of sample shipment. VeriStrat has been validated in clinical studies with over 1000 patients. Biodesix is engaging in additional studies to further validate
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