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Signal Genetics Expands Reimbursement of MyPRS(R) with America's Choice Provider Network Agreement

CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Signal Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGNL) (Signal), a commercial stage, molecular genetics diagnostic company focused on providing innovative diagnostic services that help physicians make better-informed decisions concerning the care of their patients suffering from cancer, today announced the signing of an agreement with America's Choice Provider Network (ACPN).

Under the terms of the agreement, the Signal Genetics MyPRS® assay will be offered through ACPN's proprietary network which covers over 22 million patients across the United States.

Tamara A. Seymour, Chief Financial Officer, commented, "We believe being a part of the America's Choice Provider Network is a great step for Signal and we expect increased reimbursement support for our assay through agreements such as this to have a positive impact on our revenue generation over the long term. As part of our overall growth strategy, we will continue to seek out these types of opportunities to ensure stable reimbursement as we work to make MyPRS® available for physicians and patients across the U.S."

MyPRS® is Signal Genetics' proprietary prognostic test for multiple myeloma that is able to accurately stratisfy patients into high and low-risk categories and molecular disease subtypes. By doing this, physicians are better able to treat patients based on their risk classification to help ensure they are receiving the most appropriate level of care and prevent over treating or under treating the disease.

About Signal Genetics, Inc.

Signal Genetics, Inc., headquartered in Carlsbad, California, is a commercial stage, molecular diagnostic company focused on providing innovative diagnostic services that help physicians make better-informed decisions concerning the care of their patients suffering from cancer. Signal's mission is to develop, validate and deliver innovative diagnostic services that enable better patient-care decisions. Signal was founded in January 2010 and became the exclusive licensee in its licensed field to the renowned research on multiple myeloma performed at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, in April 2010.

About America's Choice Provider Network

ACPN is an independent, multi-specialty national provider network that has developed its own proprietary network and technology for the purpose of achieving consistency in healthcare transactions, simplifying claims adjudication processes, creating reasonable reimbursement arrangements and establishing reliable healthcare access for all parties; providers, payers and patients.

Across the nation, greater than 22 million members and 1,400 payers have access to ACPN's network through a client base consisting of Insurance Carriers, Third Party Administrators, Health and Welfare Funds, Employer Groups and Self-Insured Health Plans.

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CONTACT: INVESTOR CONTACT: The Ruth Group David Burke Tel: 646-536-7009 dburke@theruthgroup.com

Source:Signal Genetics, Inc.