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Vermillion Files 510(k) Application With U.S. Food & Drug Administration for OVA1 Ovarian Tumor Triage Test
Date:6/25/2008

- Significant Milestone Achieved Based on Compelling Clinical Studies -

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FREMONT, Calif., June 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vermillion, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRML), a molecular diagnostics company, today announced that it has submitted a 510(k) pre-market notification application to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) requesting regulatory clearance of its Ovarian Tumor Triage Test known as OVA1(TM).

As announced previously, the OVA1 prospective clinical trial met its primary endpoints, indicating that the test is capable of stratifying women with pelvic masses into high- and low-risk categories to help determine whether the patient should be referred to a specialist prior to surgery. The clinical trial was one of the largest ovarian cancer studies ever conducted and assessed more than 550 women with a confirmed adnexal mass at 27 clinical sites in the United States. Additionally, the trial was the culmination of more than eight independent studies in more than 2500 women.

"The OVA1 test will help assess the risk of malignancy in the hundreds of thousands of women who require surgery for ovarian tumors each year. This information can be used to identify those who might benefit from referral to a gynecologic oncologist," said Fred Ueland, M.D., principal investigator of the study and Associate Professor of Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Kentucky. "While most tumors are benign, numerous studies have shown that women with ovarian cancer have better overall outcomes when their surgery is performed by a gynecologic oncologist."

"This is an important milestone for Vermillion and a significant step toward the commercialization of OVA1. We are ple
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