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Prometheus Presents Proprietary Oncology Diagnostic Platform at ASCO Annual Meeting
Date:6/1/2009

will be less invasive than current methods of biopsy and enable real-time, continuous monitoring of patients post-treatment."

Prometheus is currently implementing multiple studies in a clinical setting with an initial focus on metastatic breast cancer. The Company submitted an application for New York State approval in the first quarter of 2009 and anticipates the commercial launch of its first oncology diagnostic product thereafter upon completion of selected ongoing clinical studies.

New Product Names for MicroRNA-based Diagnostics

Prometheus also unveiled new product names at ASCO for three recently introduced microRNA-based diagnostics:

  • ProOnc TumorSource Dx (sold as miRview(TM) mets outside the U.S.), a test designed to accurately identify the primary tumor site in patients with metastatic cancer;
  • ProOnc Squamous Dx (sold as miRview(TM) squamous outside the U.S.), a test to differentiate squamous from non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer; and
  • ProOnc Mesothelioma Dx (sold as miRview(TM) meso outside the U.S.), a test to differentiate mesothelioma, a cancer connected to asbestos exposure, from other carcinomas in the lung and pleura.

The Company acquired exclusive U.S. rights to the three tests from Rosetta Genomics in April 2009.

About Prometheus

Prometheus Laboratories Inc. is a specialty pharmaceutical and diagnostic company committed to developing and commercializing novel pharmaceutical and diagnostic products to help physicians individualize patient care. Prometheus is a leader in applying the principles of personalized medicine to the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases and intends to apply these principles to oncology. Its strategy includes the marketing and delivery of pharmaceutical products complemented by propr
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