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Agendia Introduces the SYMPHONY™ Breast Cancer Profile With Paraffin Embedded Tissue
Date:12/6/2011

IRVINE, Calif. and AMSTERDAM, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Agendia, an innovative molecular diagnostics company, today announced the introduction of formalin fixed, paraffin embedded tissue technology applied to their Symphony™ suite of breast cancer assays. Delivering Agendia's tests in a paraffin embedded tissue format offers their customers added convenience along with the superior science, development and validation found in Agendia's breast cancer Symphony suite.

"Agendia's Symphony suite provides physicians with clear insight, helping them to choose a treatment protocol customized for each patient's individual needs," said Agendia's CEO, David Macdonald. "The use of paraffin embedded tissue with these tests will further assist physicians in delivering personalized treatment options."

Agendia's breast cancer Symphony suite of products leverage the predictive and prognostic power of four separate and distinct assays to provide a comprehensive decision support system.  Symphony assists physicians in determining which patients will benefit from chemo therapy, hormonal therapy, or combination therapies, preventing unnecessary suffering from short and long term side effects and burdensome costs to the overall health care system. Symphony includes MammaPrint®, which determines the risk of recurrence;  BluePrint™ determines molecular subtypes; TargetPrint® determines ER, PR and HER2 status; and TheraPrint® identifies alternative types of therapy for metastatic disease.

MammaPrint was the first in vitro Diagnostic Multivariate Index Assay (IVDMIA) to acquire clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Originally offered for fresh tissue specimens, MammaPrint accurately identifies the risk of disease recurrence for patients with early stage breast cancer.

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