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Signal Genetics Expands Reimbursement of MyPRS(R) With Additional Preferred Provider Organization Agreements

CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 20, 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 additional preferred provider organization (PPO) agreements.

Under the terms of the agreements, the Signal Genetics MyPRS® assay will be offered through additional PPO networks including the Stratose, USA Managed Care Organization, and Evolutions Healthcare Systems PPO networks. These new agreements will provide coverage to over 21 million patients across the United States.

Tamara A. Seymour, Chief Financial Officer, commented, "We are pleased to continue the expansion of our partnerships with provider networks, as the signing of these agreements will further enhance and simplify our reimbursement process. With strong partnerships and a streamlined reimbursement procedure, we expect to see additional revenue recovery from these initiatives. In addition, these recent agreements demonstrate our ability to continue to execute our growth strategy. Together with the PPO agreement we announced earlier this year and our other payor relationships with Medicare and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arkansas, the covered lives within our universe has increased to over 93 million patients in the United States."

Signal Genetics has developed its MyPRS® prognostic test to enhance the treatment of patients suffering from multiple myeloma. This proprietary assay enables physicians to accurately stratify patients into high and low-risk categories and molecular disease subtypes, in order to ensure they are receiving the most appropriate level of care to 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.

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

Source:Signal Genetics, Inc.