CML HealthCare Inc. Announces Exclusive Licensing Agreement

CML HealthCare Inc. Announces Exclusive Licensing Agreement With
Mitomics Inc. for a New Specialty Prostate Cancer Test 
MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 11/20/12 -- CML HealthCare
Inc. (TSX:CLC) (the "Company" or "CML"), a leading provider of
medical diagnostic services in Canada, today announced an exclusive
licensing agreement with Mitomics Inc., the world's premier developer
of mitochondrial DNA-based tests for early disease detection, to make
available the Prostate Core Mitomic Test(TM) (PCMT) to Canadians.  
Today approximately 70% of first prostate biopsies come back
negative, but half of those patients over time will be diagnosed with
prostate cancer and many will require additional biopsies as part of
the diagnosis. Mitomics' PCMT can detect the presence of malignant
cells by applying the science of mitochondrial DNA analysis to tissue
samples from the first prostate biopsy. Results from PCMT can assist
in the diagnosis and management of prostate cancer and may eliminate
the need for a subsequent biopsy. Under the agreement, Canadian
urologists will be able to order PCMT through CML HealthCare in early
2013. Specimens will be analyzed at Mitomics' CLIA laboratory in
Aurora, Colorado.  
"CML HealthCare is proud to offer this advanced diagnostic to assist
urologists across Canada with their diagnosis and management of
prostate cancer," said Thomas Wellner, President and Chief Executive
Officer of CML HealthCare. "The Mitomics relationship is another
example of our commitment to add innovative, non-government pay
medical diagnostics to our test menu while leveraging our existing
business platform. We believe PCMT will provide significant benefits
to patients, physicians and the health care system," continued Mr.
"With their extensive laboratory and distribution network, CML
HealthCare is the ideal partner to offer our Prostate Core Mitomic
Test to urologists across Canada," added Robert Poulter, President
and Chief Executive Officer of Mitomics. "This agreement is aligned
with our commercial strategy to provide broad access to PCMT and
further validates the strong demand from physicians to improve the
diagnosis of prostate cancer for patients." 
According to the Canadian Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the most
common cancer among Canadian 
men (excluding non-melanoma skin
cancer). One in seven men will develop prostate cancer during his
lifetime and one in 28 will die of it. In 2012, an estimated 26,500
men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and 4,000 will die of it. 
About the Prostate Core Mitomic Test(TM) (PCMT) 
PCMT is a highly advanced, patented test based on the science of
mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). Using previously obtained prostate biopsy
tissue, PCMT can determine the presence of malignant cells via a
cancerization field effect by detecting underlying molecular
alterations in normal-appearing tissue. This is all performed quickly
and easily with a simple lab test.  
Conducted in Mitomics' CLIA-certified lab, PCMT uses existing
prostate-biopsy material to detect mitochondrial-DNA alterations
(called "deletions") that appear in benign tissue when a tumour is
present in adjacent tissue. These molecular alterations, known as the
cancerization field effect, enhance tumor detection in instances
where biopsy cores appear histologically benign because they have
failed to intersect tumor tissue. Initial prostate biopsies can miss
one-third of all cancers, leading to false-negative results. PCMT
provides the clinician with insights far surpassing conventional
screening methods. The concurrent high sensitivity of 85% and
negative predictive value of 92% contribute unprecedented strength to
this assay through its ability to identify prostate cancer. For more
information or to order PCMT, please visit For more
information please visit Timing of PCMT
availability in Canada from CML HealthCare is scheduled for the first
quarter of 2013.  
About Mitomics 
Mitomics provides clinical solutions that deliver the earliest
possible detection of disease through mitochondrial DNA-based
testing. Using proprietary technology, called Mitomic Technology(TM),
the company has developed a platform on which it is developing an
array of molecular tests that address significant needs in oncology.
The company's flagship product, the Prostate Core Mitomic Test(TM)
(PCMT(TM)), was launched in 2011, and is the most accurate and safest
test currently on the market for prostate cancer screening. PCMT is a
simple test, conducted in Mitomics' CLIA-certified lab, using
existing biopsy tissue to identify the biomarker associated with
malignant cells in benign tissue. Mitomics is currently using its
platform of mtDNA testing to develop similar tests for the detection
of breast cancer, bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, melanoma, ovarian
cancer, pancreatic cancer, uterine cancer, and endometriosis.
Mitomics is headquartered in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. 
About CML HealthCare Inc. 
Based in Mississauga, Ontario, CML HealthCare Inc. is Canada's
leading community-based, medical diagnostic services provider
operating 140 laboratory collection centres in Ontario, 94 imaging
centres in Ontario and British Columbia, and a reference laboratory
in Ontario focused on specialized coagulation testing for customers
worldwide. CML is publicly-traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under
the symbol "CLC" and has approximately 89.8 million common shares
outstanding. For more information, please visit
and follow us on Twitter @cmlhealthcare.  
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CML HealthCare Inc.
Alice Dunning, MBA, CFA
Director, Corporate Communications
(905) 565-0043 ext. 3472
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Mitomics Inc.
TMX Equicom
Shaun Smith
Manager, Media Relations
416-815-0700 ext. 252
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