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Provista Diagnostics Appoints Chief Commercial Officer

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Scottsdale, Arizona, Aug. 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Provista Diagnostics, Inc., a leading molecular diagnostics company focused on developing and commercializing proprietary diagnostic, prognostic and predictive tests for cancers affecting women, is pleased to announce that Mr. Joseph M. Eggler, Jr. has joined Provista as its Chief Commercial Officer. In this role, Mr. Egger will be responsible for executing and managing the Company's sales efforts, all commercial aspects of the business, reimbursement strategy and relationship management.

Mr. Eggler brings to Provista twenty two years of commercial pharmaceutical and diagnostic experience including strategic business planning, sales and marketing development; identifying and creating key industry partnerships; developing medical reimbursement programs; and, sales operations, training and commercial team leadership. He joins Provista from Prometheus Laboratories, a leading company in the development and commercialization of novel pharmaceutical and diagnostic products, where he spent the past 12 years.

President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. David E. Reese commented, "Mr. Eggler's extensive knowledge and operational experience in the development and commercialization of pharmaceuticals and diagnostics will be critical in the transition of Provista to a full commercial organization. I am confident that Joe will add significant value to the company and I am delighted to welcome him to the team."

About Provista

Provista Diagnostics, Inc. is a privately held molecular diagnostics company focused on developing and commercializing through its dtectDx platform, proprietary diagnostic, prognostic and predictive tests for cancers affecting women, including breast, endometrial and ovarian. Provista also offers diagnostic testing and clinical laboratory services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries through Provista Diagnostics Reference Laboratory (PDxRL), a CLIA-accredited and GLP capable laboratory, licensed in 49 states to perform human clinical testing. More information about Provista is available at www.provistadx.com.

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Source:Provista Diagnostics, Inc.