Venaxis to Present at Biotech Showcase™ 2014 Venaxis CEO Steve Lundy to Speak on Molecular Diagnostics Panel

CASTLE ROCK, Colo., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Venaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq: APPY), an in vitro diagnostic company focused on obtaining FDA clearance and commercializing its CE Marked APPY1™ Test, a rapid, multiple biomarker-based assay for identifying patients that are at low risk for appendicitis, today announced it will present at the Biotech Showcase 2014 conference, to be held January 13-15, 2014, at The Parc 55 Wyndham Hotel in San Francisco, CA.

Steve Lundy, President and CEO of Venaxis™, will provide an overview of the Company's business during his live presentation and will be available to participate in one-on-one meetings with investors who are registered to attend the conference. 

Event:


Biotech Showcase 2014

Date: 


Monday, January 13, 2014 

Time: 


2:00 pm (Pacific Time) 

Location:


Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco Union Square Hotel

The presentation will be webcast live.  To access the webcast, please visit the investor relations section of the Venaxis website at http://ir.venaxis.com. The webcast will be archived and available for 90 days.

Steve Lundy will also speak on a panel entitled "Molecular Diagnostics: Poised to improve patient outcomes" at 8 a.m. on Monday, January 13, 2014 as part of the Biotech Showcase conference. The panel sheds light on the next generation of diagnostic tests and the paradigm shift towards personalized medicine.

Co-produced by Demy-Colton Life Science Advisors and EBD Group, Biotech Showcase is an investor and partnering conference devoted to providing private and public biotechnology and life sciences companies an opportunity to present to, and meet with, investors and pharmaceutical executives during the course of one of the industry's largest annual healthcare investor conferences. Now in its sixth year, Biotech Showcase is expected to attract upwards of 1,500 attendees. 

About Venaxis, Inc.
Venaxis, Inc. is an in vitro diagnostic company focused on the clinical development and commercialization of its CE Marked APPY1 Test, the Company's rapid, protein biomarker-based assay for appendicitis.  This unique appendicitis test has projected high sensitivity and negative predictive value and is being developed to aid in the identification of patients at low risk for acute appendicitis, allowing for more conservative patient management.  The APPY1 Test is being developed initially for pediatric, adolescent and young adult patients with abdominal pain, as this population is at the highest risk for appendicitis and has the highest risk of long-term health effects associated with CT imaging.  While FDA clearance is being sought, an initial launch for the APPY1 Test is ongoing in select European countries.  For more information, visit www.venaxis.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes "forward-looking statements" of Venaxis, Inc. ("Venaxis") as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"). All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that Venaxis believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on certain assumptions made based on experience, expected future developments and other factors Venaxis believes are appropriate in the circumstances. Such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of Venaxis. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of many factors, including our ability to successfully complete required product development and modifications in a timely and cost effective manner, complete clinical trial activities for the APPY1 Test required for FDA submission, obtain FDA clearance or approval, maintain CE Marking, cost effectively manufacture and generate revenues from the APPY1 Test at a profitable price point, execute agreements required to successfully advance the company's objectives, retain the management team to advance the products, overcome adverse changes in market conditions and the regulatory environment, obtain and enforce intellectual property rights, and realize value of intangible assets. Furthermore, Venaxis does not intend (and is not obligated) to update publicly any forward-looking statements. The contents of this press release should be considered in conjunction with the risk factors contained in Venaxis' recent filings with the SEC, including its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2013.

Venaxis and APPY1 are trademarks of Venaxis, Inc.

For Investors and Media:
Tiberend Strategic Advisors, Inc.

Joshua Drumm, PhD
jdrumm@tiberend.com; (212) 375-2664

Claire Sojda
csojda@tiberend.com; (212) 375-2686

SOURCE Venaxis, Inc.



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