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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.


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.


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).


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.


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.


Epic Sciences Announces Completion of New York State Licensure to Provide the Oncotype DX AR-V7 Nucleus Detect Test for Patients with Metastatic Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer in New York State

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 20, 2019 -- Epic Sciences, Inc. (Epic) announced today that the New York State Department of Health has completed licensure to provide the Oncotype DX® AR-V7 Nucleus Detect™ test for patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). The Oncotype DX AR-V7 Nucleus Detect test helps determine which patients may benefit from androgen receptor signaling inhibitor (ARSi) therapy and which may benefit from chemotherapy. The Oncotype DX AR-V7 Nucleus Detect test is a circulating tumor cell (CTC)-based, liquid biopsy test that is commercially available in the United States through Epic's partnership with Genomic Health.


Large Prospective Trial Validates Detection of AR-V7 Biomarker Using Epic Sciences’ Platform to Predict Treatment Outcomes for Patients with Advanced Prostate Cancer

New data from the PROPHECY trial, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, demonstrate that detection of AR-V7 in circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in blood is predictive of whether men with mCRPC have become resistant to androgen-receptor signaling (ARS) inhibitors and have a low chance of benefit from further ARS therapy.