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HERmark(TM) Assay Results in Metastatic Breast Cancer Presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
Date:12/14/2007

HER2 Homodimer and HER2 Total Protein Assays Validated in CLIA Laboratory

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Monogram Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: MGRM) today presented the results of a study detailing the HERmark(TM) Assay's ability to identify metastatic breast cancer patients who are most likely to respond to Herceptin(R). The study results were presented this week at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. Also this week, Monogram received confirmation from the College of Pathologists (CAP) that the HERmark assays are approved for routine patient testing in Monogram's CLIA certified clinical reference laboratory.

"The results presented today are an important step along the way to clinical validation of HERmark, the first product based on the VeraTag technology platform," said William Young, Monogram chief executive officer. "In addition to the presentation of important clinical data, I am pleased to report today that the HERmark assays have completed their validation process in Monogram's CLIA-certified clinical reference laboratory. The establishment of solid technical validation data and the ability to perform the assays under high-throughput, well controlled conditions will provide a strong basis for commercialization of HERmark after completion of our ongoing clinical studies."

In the study reported today, Monogram analyzed tissue samples from patients with metastatic breast cancer who were treated with Herceptin, having been selected for such treatment by centralized IHC testing. While current testing methods identified all these patients as being appropriate for Herceptin treatment, Monogram's HERmark Assay was able to distinguish separate sub-populations of patients with different clinical o
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