CARLSBAD, Calif., Sept. 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Signal Genetics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SGNL) (Signal or the Company), 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 grant of EU Patent Number 2537942 for its proprietary MyPRS® genetic test.
The patent, which was published on September 23, 2015, covers the use of the Company's gene expression profiling assay to predict survival in multiple myeloma patients. With the patent in place, the Company plans to seek licensing opportunities with European partners in order to expand its global footprint for MyPRS®.
Samuel D. Riccitelli, President and CEO of Signal Genetics, commented, "The grant of this patent by the European Patent Office is a key milestone for Signal as we seek to expand our presence outside of the United States. With this protection, we are well positioned to license MyPRS® to partners in several countries within the European Union and further aid physicians in their treatment of patients suffering from multiple myeloma. This is part of our long-term growth strategy to provide better access to our assay and expand our potential sources for revenue."
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.
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