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Date:4/27/2012

of anti-metastatic drugs. There are currently no FDA approved drugs to target and kill these metastatic cells.

"Isolation, Gene Expression, and Chemotherapeutic Resistance of Motile Cancer Cells" describes an "artificial blood vessel" that was developed to mimic the chemical attraction exerted on highly metastatic cells by the tumor vasculature. We believe this is the first method available to actually isolate, collect, genetically profile, and determine chemotherapeutic resistance of a pure population of metastatic cancer cells from a tumor. Previously, attempts to genetically profile these dangerous cells were difficult because tumor samples available for analysis contained large proportions of proliferative and structural cells and only a tiny proportion of metastatic cells.

"Human Invasion Signature for Prognosis of Metastatic Risk," another result of our proprietary ability to isolate metastatic cells, describes the actual causative gene signature of metastatic cells. This approach contrasts with currently available technology that purports to evaluate risk of cancer recurrence by relying upon correlative mathematical algorithms developed through the statistical analysis of whole tumor tissue samples.

About MetaStat, Inc.

MetaStat is a life science company focused on the development and commercialization of proprietary clinical diagnostic tests that predict the probability of systemic hematogenous (blood borne) metastasis of cancer, as well as companion therapeutics to prevent this deadly spread. We believe our initial product, the MetaSite Breast™ test, will predict the probability that cancer will be disseminated by this means to other organs in the body. MetaSite Breast is expected to be an important guide to treatment strategies for breast cancer patients and their doctors because metastasis is responsible for almost 90% of fatalities from breast cancer.  Further, the platform technology underlying thi
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