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Superior Court Issues Final Statement of Decision and Enters Judgment in Favor of CombiMatrix

IRVINE, Calif., March 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CombiMatrix Corporation (Nasdaq:CBMX), a molecular diagnostics company specializing in DNA-based testing services for pre- and postnatal developmental disorders, today announced that the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Orange (the "Court"), has issued its final Statement of Decision (the "Statement of Decision") in the matter of the People of the State of California and Relator Michael Strathmann ("Plaintiff") vs. Acacia Research Corporation, CombiMatrix Corporation and Amit Kumar ("Defendants") and has entered Judgment in Defendants' favor, dismissing Plaintiff's complaint with prejudice. In its 26-page Statement of Decision, the Court affirmed its ruling in favor of the Defendants and against all claims of the Plaintiff, despite over 70 pages of objections filed by Plaintiff following the Court's tentative ruling filed January 2, 2015. The Court once again determined that Plaintiff failed to prove that Defendants had any fraudulent intent when they pursued insurance benefits under the National Union D&O Policy over a decade ago. Plaintiff has approximately 60 days to file a Notice of Appeal of the Court's Judgment. There can be no assurance that the Court's decision won't be appealed or, if appealed, that it won't be overturned.

About CombiMatrix Corporation

CombiMatrix Corporation provides valuable molecular diagnostic solutions and comprehensive clinical support to foster the highest quality in patient care. CombiMatrix specializes in pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS), prenatal diagnosis, miscarriage analysis, and pediatric genetics, offering DNA‑based testing for the detection of genetic abnormalities beyond what can be identified through traditional methodologies. CombiMatrix performs genetic testing utilizing a variety of advanced cytogenomic techniques, including chromosomal microarray, standardized and customized fluorescence in situ hybridization ("FISH") and high-resolution karyotyping. CombiMatrix is dedicated to providing high-level clinical support for healthcare professionals in order to help them incorporate the results of complex genetic testing into patient-centered medical decision making. Additional information about CombiMatrix is available at www.combimatrix.com or by calling 1-800-710-0624.

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This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based upon our current expectations, speak only as of the date hereof and are subject to change. All statements, other than statements of historical fact included in this press release, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements can often be identified by words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "goal," "predicts," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "may," "will," "should," "would," "could," "potential," "continue," "ongoing," "objective," similar expressions, and variations or negatives of these words. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause our actual results to differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statement. The risks and uncertainties referred to above include, but are not limited to: the risk that the Court's decision is appealed and overturned; market acceptance of CMA as a preferred method over karyotyping; the rate of transition to CMA from karyotyping; our ability to successfully expand the base of our customers and strategic partners, add to the menu of our diagnostic tests in both of our primary markets, develop and introduce new tests and related reports, optimize the reimbursements received for our testing services, and increase operating margins by improving overall productivity and expanding sales volumes; our ability to successfully accelerate sales, allow access to samples earlier in the testing continuum, steadily increase the size of our customer rosters in both developmental medicine and oncology; our ability to attract and retain a qualified sales force; rapid technological change in our markets; changes in demand for our future products; legislative, regulatory and competitive developments; general economic conditions; and various other factors. Further information on potential factors that could affect our financial results is included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports of Form 10-Q, and in other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason, except as required by law.

CONTACT: Company Contact: Mark McDonough President & CEO, CombiMatrix Corporation (949) 753-0624 Investor Contact: Robert Flamm, Ph.D. Russo Partners, LLC (212) 845-4226 robert.flamm@russopartnersllc.com Media Contact: David Schull or Lena Evans Russo Partners LLC (212) 845-4271 david.schull@russopartnersllc.com lena.evans@russopartnersllc.com

Source:CombiMatrix Corporation