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Vermillion Receives Notice of Allowance for 5th Biomarker Patent Related to Peripheral Artery Disease

Vermillion, Inc., a leading molecular diagnostics company, has received a notice of allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for its fifth patent covering a combination of biomarkers that could be used in the diagnosis of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), a condition that raises the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Vermillion Announces Positive Top-Line Data from Intended Use Study for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Vermillion, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company, today announced positive top-line results from the intended use study for its peripheral artery disease (PAD) blood test, VASCLIR. The goals of the study were to validate the markers described in earlier publications (Circulation, 2007 and Vascular Medicine, 2008) and to develop and validate a biomarker panel applicable to the intended use population.

Vermillion Announces Issuance of Patent for Peripheral Artery Disease

Vermillion, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued patent number 7,867,719 entitled “Beta-2 microglobulin as a biomarker for peripheral artery disease” to the Company. The patent claims are directed to Beta-2 microglobulin and biomarker combinations that include Beta-2 microglobulin for the diagnosis and management of peripheral artery disease and to the measurement of the biomarkers by a variety of methods, including mass spectrometry and immunoassay. The studies underlying the patent were conducted with Dr. John P. Cooke, M.D., Ph.D., a Professor and Associate Director of the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Cooke is a founder and past President of the Society for Vascular Medicine, and an author of over 350 scientific articles in vascular medicine and biology.