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Zila Inc. Product Selected to Identify Pre-Cancer in Study of Leading Cancer Treatment Chemotherapeutic - ERBITUX
Date:9/4/2007

c research institutions and cancer research centers are scheduled to participate in the study. The Phase II study is anticipated to enroll and evaluate approximately 60 patients over a three-year period. Patients will be evaluated clinically and biopsies will be taken pre- and post-treatment. The biopsies will be analyzed histopathologically, but will also be analyzed for genetic changes using Zila's proprietary LOH assay. The assay is the only validated method for identifying biomarkers consistent with oral premalignencies and oral cancer.

About ViziLite(R) Plus

ViziLite(R) Plus is an oral screening technology that utilizes ViziLite, an advanced chemiluminescent light technology, with Tblue630. The Tblue630 marking system employs Zila Tolonium Chloride (ZTC(TM)), the only patented pharmaceutical-grade form of toluidine blue in an FDA-cleared device.

For more information about ViziLite Plus, visit http://www.vizilite.com.

About Zila's LOH Assay

Biopsies are traditionally analyzed histopathologically to determine the histological changes in diseased tissue and enable classification of the tissue such as benign, dysplastic or cancerous. Leading cancer centers now recognize the value of also evaluating the DNA of biopsy samples for markers that signal that tissue is on the progression pathway to cancer. Zila has developed a proprietary DNA assay that evaluates chromosomal deletions by determining the loss of heterozygosity (LOH) of such biopsies. The validated LOH assay is utilized in the Zila OraTest Phase III clinical trial as well as the Erbitux Study, and the Company is evaluating commercial opportunities for the test.

About Zila, Inc.

Zila, Inc., headquartered in Phoenix, is an oral cancer screening company focused on the prevention and treatment of oral disease. Zila is dedicated to establishing ViziLite(R) Plus as the new standard of care for the early detection of oral
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