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Epigenomics AG: Chinese Patent Reexamination Department partially invalidates Epigenomics' patent claims for Septin9

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Epigenomics AG: Chinese Patent Reexamination Department partially invalidates Epigenomics' patent claims for Septin9

15-Jul-2019 / 15:49 CET/CEST
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Chinese Patent Reexamination Department partially invalidates Epigenomics' patent claims for Septin9

Berlin, 15 July 2019 - Epigenomics AG (Frankfurt Prime Standard: ECX, OTCQX: EPGNY; the "Company") announced today that the Reexamination and Invalidation Department of the Patent office, China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) has, today, deemed Epigenomics' Septin9 patent in China only partially valid. It has not been recognized for the detection of hepatocellular cancer. For the detection of colorectal cancer it has been recognized to the extent the detection is based on biological samples consisting of cell lines, histological slides, biopsies, paraffin-embedded tissue, stool, colonic effluent and combinations thereof, but not for detections based on body fluids (urine, blood plasma, blood serum, whole blood, isolated blood cells, cells isolated from the blood and combinations thereof). The decision is not yet legally effective. Epigenomics will appeal.

This decision of the CNIPA has no impact on revenue estimates for 2019 as Epigenomics did not include any Chinese licensing revenue in 2019 guidance. The decision by the CNIPA in China has no impact on Epigenomics' Septin9 patents in other parts of the world.


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Epigenomics AG, Geneststra├če 5, 10829 Berlin, Tel +49 (0) 30 24345 0, Fax +49 (0) 30 24345 555, E-Mail: contact@epigenomics.com

Investor Relations
IR.on AG, Frederic Hilke, Tel +49 221 9140 970, E-Mail: ir@epigenomics.com


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Language: English
Company: Epigenomics AG
Geneststra├če 5
10829 Berlin
Germany
Phone: +49 30 24345-0
Fax: +49 30 24345-555
E-mail: ir@epigenomics.com
Internet: www.epigenomics.com
ISIN: DE000A11QW50
WKN: A11QW5
Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange
EQS News ID: 841387

 
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