Volition Extends Global Reach of its Clinical Trial Program

ISNES, Belgium, July 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — VolitionRx Limited (NYSE AMERICAN: VNRX) (“Volition”) today announced that it has added to its already impressive clinical trial program with the execution of additional agreements to conduct large-scale colorectal cancer research studies across the Asia Pacific Region. These multi-country, multi-center and multi-ethnic Asian subject cohorts are in addition to the approximate 45,000 European subject cohorts and the 13,500 plus U.S. subject cohorts that are already part of existing studies and further demonstrate Volition’s commitment to commercializing its Nu.Q™ platform globally through collaborating with world-renowned institutions and key opinion leaders.

In accordance with the previously announced memoranda of understanding, Volition has executed agreements with the prestigious National Taiwan University (“NTU”) to conduct two studies under the supervision of Professor Han-Mo Chiu, Clinical Professor, Department of Internal Medicine of NTU, and Professor Takahisa Matsuda, Director of Cancer Screening Center, National Cancer Screening Hospital, Tokyo, Japan who will act as Co-Principal Investigator.

The first trial will be a large-scale study in the Asia Pacific Region, including 5,000 asymptomatic colorectal cancer screening subjects. The second trial will include up to 2,000 symptomatic colorectal cancer patients. These studies are being conducted to test and validate Volition’s proprietary Nu.Q™ platform for the detection and diagnosis of colorectal cancer for marketing, rather than for regulatory purposes.

Professor Chiu commented, “The early detection of colorectal cancer could benefit the survival rate of patients significantly. There is a clear need for a product which not only has high accuracy but is also easy to use and affordable, such as a routine blood test. I very much look forward to collaborating with Volition in evaluating its Nu.Q™ technology platform.”

In addition to these large-scale studies with NTU, Volition has also recently executed an agreement for a 719-subject study in collaboration with Professor Khay Guan Yeoh of the National University of Singapore. The study in Singapore gives an added dimension of applicability in different Asian ethnic groups by leveraging on the multi-ethnic population in Singapore.

“We are delighted to be working with such renowned institutions and prominent thought leaders,commented Dr. Jasmine Kway, Chief Executive Officer, Singapore Volition. “At a cost of approximately $2.55 million payable over three years, these large-scale studies are in line with Volition’s other great value studies and demonstrate our commitment to conducting large yet cost-effective trials worldwide to drive the acceptance of our products. These studies are pivotal for Volition’s strategy for the Asia Pacific Region where incidence of colorectal cancer is increasing.”

Ongoing Clinical Studies

Institution

Condition

Sample Collection

Cohort

Early Detection
Research Network of
the U.S. National
Cancer Institute

Colorectal
Cancer

9,000
Prospective

4,600 Retrospective

13,500 + screening
population

Hvidore Hospital,
University of
Copenhagen

Colorectal
Cancer

Retrospective

4,800 symptomatic

Hvidore Hospital,
University of
Copenhagen

Colorectal
Cancer

Prospective

14,000 screening
population

Hvidore Hospital,
University of
Copenhagen

Colorectal
Cancer and
Other

Prospective

30,000 screening
population

National Taiwan

University

Colorectal

Cancer

Prospective

5,000 Screening

Population

National Taiwan

University

Colorectal

Cancer

Prospective

2,000 Symptomatic

Population

University of Bonn

27 Most
Prevalent
Cancers

Prospective

4,500 subjects

German Cancer
Research Center
(DKFZ)

Pancreatic
Cancer

Retrospective

750 subjects

 

About Volition

Volition is a multi-national life sciences company focused on developing simple, easy to use, cost effective blood tests designed to help diagnose a range of cancers.  The tests are based on the technology platform of Nucleosomics®, which is the practice of identifying and measuring nucleosomes in the bloodstream or other bodily fluid – an indication that disease is present.

As cancer screening programs become more widespread, Volition’s products aim to help to diagnose a range of cancers quickly, simply, accurately and cost effectively.  Early diagnosis has the potential to not only prolong the life of patients, but also to improve their quality of life.  Volition’s research and development activities are currently centered in Belgium, with additional offices in London, Texas and Singapore, as the company focuses on bringing its diagnostic products to market first in Europe, then in the U.S. and ultimately, worldwide.

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Media/Investor Contacts
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l.day@volitionrx.com 
+44 (0)7557 774620
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