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Prometheus Obtains Exclusive US Commercialization Rights for RENCAREX®
Date:5/2/2011

dy that binds to a cell surface antigen, the CA IX-antigen, which is found on 95% of clear cell Renal Cell Carcinomas (ccRCC) and on various other solid tumors but not on healthy tissue. Approximately 208,500 new cases of kidney cancer are diagnosed each year worldwide and the most prevalent form is ccRCC. Roughly one third of the patients will die from RCC. Standard therapy for non-metastatic RCC is resection of the affected kidney (nephrectomy) followed by observation. Nevertheless, there is a high risk of disease recurrence. There is no adjuvant treatment approved by the FDA or EMA for patients after surgery. RENCAREX® is currently tested in a Phase III trial versus placebo in the adjuvant setting in 864 patients with non-metastatic clear cell renal cell cancer at high risk of recurrence after nephrectomy. WILEX expects the results from the interim analysis for efficacy of RENCAREX® in the second half of 2011. This analysis will provide critical information regarding the trial endpoint – disease-free survival – which could form the basis for the European application for marketing approval.

About Prometheus

Prometheus Laboratories Inc. is committed to improving lives through the development and commercialization of novel pharmaceutical and diagnostic products that enable physicians to provide greater individualized patient care. Prometheus is a leader in applying the principles of personalized medicine to the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal diseases and is applying these principles to oncology. Its strategy includes the marketing and delivery of pharmaceutical products complemented by proprietary diagnostic testing services. By integrating therapeutics and diagnostics, Prometheus believes it can provide physicians with more targeted solutions to optimize care for their patients. Prometheus' corporate offices are located in San Diego, California.

About WILEX AG

WILEX AG is a biopharmaceutic
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