Dako Denmark A/S : Dako to Offer New Antibody in U.S. to Diagnose Breast Cancer

   Dako Denmark A/S : Dako to Offer New Antibody in U.S. to Diagnose Breast
                                    Cancer

GLOSTRUP, Denmark, April 3, 2013 - Dako, an Agilent Technologies Company and
worldwide provider of cancer diagnostics, recently received clearance from the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration to sell FLEX Monoclonal Rabbit Anti-Human
Estrogen Receptor alpha, Clone EP1 in the United States. The clone has been
available in Europe for some time and has enjoyed widespread acceptance.

"We are very pleased to now be able to supply our customers in the United
States with this high-quality antibody for estrogen receptor testing on Dako's
Autostainer Link 48," said Karen Balstrup, global product manager, IHC
Reagents, at Dako.

Research has shown that tumor growth is dependent on the presence of estrogen,
progesterone or both in most breast cancers. Estrogen receptor (ER) status in
breast carcinomas is a validated prognostic and predictive factor for managing
a patient's anti-hormonal therapy. With this important diagnostic tool from
Dako, breast cancer patients can be confident they are receiving the most
effective treatment for their particular type of breast cancer.

Clone EP1 shows excellent concordance with the existing ER component from
Dako's ER/PR pharmDx Kit, with an overall agreement of 97.7 percent, a strong
indication that pathologists can rely on the results obtained from using this
antibody.



"Clone EP1 specifically detects nuclear estrogen receptor without cytoplasmic
staining and shows a high degree of concordance (greater than 95 percent) to
existing clones," said Sunil S. Badve, M.D., Department of Pathology and
Laboratory Medicine, Indiana University. "Compared with other established ER
antibody assays this new clone is a highly sensitive and specific antibody."



The Monoclonal Rabbit Anti-Human ER alpha, Clone EP1 was created by Epitomics
Inc., using Epitomics' proprietary rabbit monoclonal antibody technology
covered under Patent Nos. 5,675,063 and 7,402,409. Dako and Epitomics entered
into a collaboration in 2011 which allows the companies to unite competencies
to provide the anatomic pathology market with state-of-the-art antibodies.



About Dako - An Agilent Technologies Company
Dako, based in Denmark, is a global leader in tissue-based cancer diagnostics.
Hospital and research laboratories worldwide use Dako's reagents, instruments,
software and expertise to make accurate diagnoses and determine the most
effective treatment for cancer patients. Dako, with 1,200 employees, operates
in more than 100 countries. Dako became part of Agilent Technologies on June
21, 2012. Information about Dako is available atwww.dako.com.

About Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world's premier measurement company
and a technology leader in chemical analysis, life sciences, diagnostics,
electronics and communications. The company's 20,500 employees serve customers
in more than 100 countries. Agilent had revenues of $6.9 billion in fiscal
2012. Information about Agilent is available atwww.agilent.com.





CONTACTS
Dako Products:
Victoria Wadsworth-Hansen
Dako Denmark A/S
+45 29336980

Dako Corporate:
Maia Fredtoft Søchting
Dako Denmark A/S
+45 25461083

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