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Exosome Diagnostics Presents Data Demonstrating Utility of Urine Exosome Technology to Predict Prostate Biopsy Outcome at American Urological Association Annual Meeting
Date:5/8/2013

NEW YORK, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Exosome Diagnostics, a leading developer of biofluid-based molecular diagnostic products for use in personalized medicine research and clinical diagnostics, today announced the presentation of data at the American Urological Association Annual Meeting in San Diego demonstrating the performance of urine exosome technology in accurately predicting the outcome of a prostate biopsy. James McKiernan, M.D., professor of urology and the director of urologic oncology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center in New York City presents the data today at 8 a.m. PDT.

In this study, a urine sample was collected from patients scheduled to undergo prostate biopsy or radical prostatectomy.  Exosomes containing ribonucleic acids (RNA) shed into the urine from the prostate were analyzed using Exosome Diagnostics's proprietary EXO70 Urine RNA Isolation Kit in conjunction with real-time PCR.  Notably, patients did not undergo a digital rectal exam or a prostate massage prior to the urine collection.    

"There is clearly an unmet need in the field of prostate cancer detection and prognosis today," said Dr. McKiernan. "A noninvasive method to improve upon PSA and its potential to predict who does or does not have cancer would immediately benefit patients and help address the controversy surrounding prostate cancer detection. A potential future application—the ability to use exosome technology to determine who has significant prostate cancer prior to performing a biopsy—would be revolutionary.  In these preliminary studies exosome technology has shown promise to deliver on both of these challenges."

James McCullough , chief executive
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