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PRESS RELEASE: Biocartis receives grant for development of a fully automated MSI test

Test could be validated as prognostic test for colorectal cancer and predictive test for cancer immunotherapies

 

Mechelen, Belgium, 15 March 2017 - Biocartis Group NV (‘the Company’ or ‘Biocartis’), an innovative molecular diagnostics company (Euronext Brussels: BCART), today announced it has received an approximately EUR 750k grant from VLAIO, the Flanders organization for Innovation & Entrepreneurship1. The grant supports Biocartis’ ongoing microsatellite instability (MSI) and mutational load research program in collaboration with Prof. Diether Lambrechts (VIB – KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology, Belgium), and aims to support the development of a fully automated MSI test on the Company’s Idylla™ platform. The test will be based on a set of novel MSI markers2 identified by Prof. Diether Lambrechts’ laboratory, which were exclusively licensed to Biocartis from VIB in 2013.

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PRESS RELEASE: Study using Biocartis’ liquid biopsy BRAF assay shows new option for retreatment of melanoma patients

Study and editorial ‘A second chance for success with BRAF and MEK inhibitors in Melanoma’ published in renowned clinical journal The Lancet Oncology

 

Mechelen, Belgium, 9 March 2017 - Biocartis Group NV (‘Biocartis’ or the ‘Company’), an innovative molecular diagnostics company (Euronext Brussels: BCART), today announces the publication in the renowned clinical oncology journal The Lancet Oncology of an important study1 by Prof. Dr. Bart Neyns from the University Hospital in Brussels (Belgium). In this study, advanced metastatic melanoma cancer patients that had become resistant to their BRAF-targeted treatment were successfully given a retreatment with that same therapy following a three months pause after resistance confirmation. This is an important finding that could lead to more routine use of retreatment, especially for patients where no effective standard treatment is available. Biocartis’ liquid biopsy test, the Idylla™ ctBRAF Mutation Assay (RUO2), was used in this study for the monitoring of the mutational status.

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PRESS RELEASE: Biocartis announces 2016 results, 2017 outlook and change in CEO position

Mechelen, Belgium, 2 March 2017 Biocartis Group NV (the ‘Company’ or ‘Biocartis’), an innovative molecular diagnostics company (Euronext Brussels: BCART), today announces its operational highlights and financial results for 2016, prepared in accordance with IFRS as adopted by the European Union. Furthermore, the Company today provides its outlook for 2017 and announces a change in the Company’s CEO position.

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