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04.23.2019

Epic Sciences Receives CE Mark for Liquid Biopsy Test Collection Kit. Enables Expanded Access to the Company’s Portfolio of Tests

San Diego – April 23, 2019 – Epic Sciences (“Epic”) announced today that it has received a CE mark for its Liquid Biopsy Test Collection Kit, allowing for sale and distribution of the company’s products within the European Economic Area (EEA). This kit is compatible with Epic’s rapidly expanding menu of diagnostic and clinical trial tests, including those for interventional use.

04.22.2019

Epic Sciences Appoints Richard J. Wenstrup, M.D. as Chief Medical Officer

San Diego, CA, April 22, 2019. -- Epic Sciences, Inc. announced today the appointment of Richard J. Wenstrup, M.D. as chief medical officer. In this role, Dr. Wenstrup will lead clinical development, regulatory and medical affairs strategies for the company and be responsible for advancing the company’s clinical research and product development pipeline.

04.03.2019

Epic Sciences Unveils New Liquid Biopsy Test to Predict Sensitivity to PARP Inhibitors in Prostate Cancer Trial

SAN DIEGO, April 3, 2019 – Epic Sciences, Inc. and its research partners today report the use of the company’s new circulating tumor cell (CTC) homologous recombination deficiency (HRD) liquid biopsy assay for the prediction of drug resistance in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). The assay is being utilized as a selection device in BeiGene, Ltd.’s ongoing Phase 2 clinical trial with its investigational PARP inhibitor (pamiparib) in this patient population (NCT03712930).

03.25.2019

Epic Sciences Appoints Lloyd Sanders as Chief Executive Officer

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 25, 2019 – Epic Sciences, Inc. (Epic) today announced that Lloyd Sanders has joined the company as president and chief executive officer. After serving nearly six years in the role, Murali Prahalad, Ph.D., has stepped down to pursue new opportunities and has been appointed to Epic’s board of directors.

03.21.2019

Epic Sciences to Present New Data at AACR 2019 Demonstrating Expansion of Functional Cell Profiling Technology into New Indications including Breast, Lung and Prostate Cancer

SAN DIEGO – March 21, 2019 – Epic Sciences, Inc. announced today that new data will be presented at the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2019, in Atlanta, Georgia, March 29 to April 4, 2019. The data from multiple studies and indications demonstrate the feasibility of Epic’s Functional Cell Profiling (FCP) technology to predict patients’ response to cancer immunotherapies and drugs that target DNA damage repair pathways.

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04.05.2019

Epic Sciences unveils new liquid biopsy test to predict sensitivity to PARP inhibitors in prostate cancer trial

Epic Sciences and its research partners report the use of the company's new circulating tumor cell (CTC) homologous recombination deficiency (HRD) liquid biopsy assay for the prediction of drug resistance in patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). The assay is being utilized as a selection device in BeiGene, Ltd.’s ongoing Phase 2 clinical trial with its investigational PARP inhibitor (pamiparib) in this patient population (NCT03712930).

03.27.2019

A Fluid Future - Why are there inconsistencies between different liquid biopsy tests – and how can the field evolve to maximize accuracy and impact?

Advances in disease profiling over recent years have opened new doors in the quest for early diagnosis and personalized treatment, with metastatic prostate cancer being a case in point. As the most widespread malignancy affecting men in the USA – 174,650 new cases and 31,620 deaths are predicted for 2019 – prostate cancer research is crucial. One such breakthrough is the use of liquid biopsy tests to detect circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) in patients’ blood, offering a minimally invasive method of disease profiling.

03.25.2019

Epic Sciences nets Myriad’s cancer president to serve as its CEO

Liquid biopsy developer Epic Sciences has brought on Myriad Genetics’ oncology chief, Lloyd Sanders, to be its new president and CEO. Sanders takes over for Murali Prahalad—who is stepping down after six years to pursue new opportunities, according to the company—though Prahalad will maintain a seat on Epic’s board of directors.

03.20.2019

Epic Sciences Nabs NY State Approval for AR-V7 Prostate Cancer Test

NEW YORK (360Dx) – Epic Sciences said today that its lab is now licensed by the New York State Department of Health to provide its Oncotype DX AR-V7 Nucleus Detect test for residents with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer.

03.19.2019

AR-V7 status predicts abiraterone, enzalutamide response in mCRPC

The PROPHECY study represents a multicenter effort that provides prospective, blinded clinical validation around such an approach and suggests that both the JHU CTC AR-V7 mRNA assay and the Epic CTC nuclear-specific AR-V7 protein assay provide clinical utility around the anticipated outcomes with therapy.

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