Vermillion to Present at B. Riley & Co. 13th Annual Investor Conference on May 23, 2012

AUSTIN, Texas, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vermillion, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRML), a leading molecular diagnostics company, has been invited to present at the B. Riley & Co. 13th Annual Investor Conference. The conference will be held at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Santa Monica, California on May 21-23, 2012.

Vermillion President and CEO Gail S. Page is scheduled to present on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time, with one-on-one meetings held throughout the day. Management will discuss the company's business plan and objectives for 2012.

OVA1®, the company's flagship product, recently received a Category 1 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code approval from the American Medical Association (AMA), which is a critical step to overall market adoption of a new diagnostic test.

For more information about the conference or to schedule a one-on-one meeting with Vermillion management, contact your B. Riley & Co. representative.

About B. Riley & Co.
B. Riley & Co. is a leading independent investment bank, which provides a full array of corporate finance, research, sales, trading and otcqx dad services to corporate, institutional and high net worth individual clients. Investment banking services include merger and acquisitions advisory to public and private middle market companies, initial and secondary public offerings and institutional private placements. Its Corporate Governance Advisory Services Group is engaged by both companies and investors to help maximize value for shareholders. The firm is recognized for its distinguished Equity Research. Founded in 1997, B. Riley is headquartered in Los Angeles and maintains offices in Newport Beach, San Francisco and New York. It is a member of FINRA and SIPC. For more information, please visit www.brileyco.com.

About Vermillion
Vermillion, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRML) is dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of novel high-value diagnostic tests that help physicians diagnose, treat and improve outcomes for patients. Vermillion, along with its prestigious scientific collaborators, has diagnostic programs in oncology, hematology, cardiology and women's health. Additional information about Vermillion can be found at www.vermillion.com.

About OVA1®
OVA1 is a blood test for pre-surgical assessment of ovarian tumors for malignancy, using a unique multi-biomarker approach. In a published clinical trial, OVA1 achieved 99% sensitivity in detecting epithelial ovarian cancers (EOC). This included 96% sensitivity for stage I EOC, the earliest and most curable EOC stage, compared with 57% for the conventional biomarker CA125.(1) In addition, OVA1 found 70% of malignancies missed by non-specialist pre-surgical assessment,(1) and it increased detection of malignancy over American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists guidelines from 77% to 94%.(2) As the first protein-based, in vitro diagnostic multi-variate index assay cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, OVA1 also represents a new class of software-based diagnostics.

Citations:
(1)         Ueland, FR, et al. Obstet Gynecol 2011:VOL 117, NO. 6, June 2011
(2)         Miller R, et al. Obstet Gynecol 2011:VOL 117, NO. 6, June 2011

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain matters discussed in this press release contain, and certain matters to be discussed in the presentation and meetings subject of this press release will contain, forward-looking statements that involve significant risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding Vermillion's plans, objectives, expectations and intentions. These forward-looking statements are based on Vermillion's current expectations. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a "safe harbor" for such forward-looking statements. In order to comply with the terms of the safe harbor, Vermillion notes that a variety of factors could cause actual results and experience to differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to materially differ include but are not limited to: (1) uncertainty as to Vermillion's ability to protect and promote its proprietary technology; (2) Vermillion's lack of a lengthy track record successfully developing and commercializing diagnostic products; (3) uncertainty as to whether Vermillion will be able to obtain any required regulatory approval of its future diagnostic products; (4) uncertainty of the size of market for its existing diagnostic tests or future diagnostic products, including the risk that its products will not be competitive with products offered by other companies, or that users will not be entitled to receive adequate reimbursement for its products from third party payors such as private insurance companies and government insurance plans; (5) uncertainty that Vermillion has sufficient cash resources to fully commercialize its tests and continue as a going concern; (6) uncertainty whether the trading in Vermillion's stock will become significantly less liquid; and (7) other factors that might be described from time to time in Vermillion's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). All information in this press release is as of the date of this report, and Vermillion expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any such statements to reflect any change in Vermillion's expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based, unless required by law.

This release should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in our most recent reports on Form 10-K, as amended, and Form 10-Q. Copies are available through the SEC's Electronic Data Gathering Analysis and Retrieval system (EDGAR) at www.sec.gov.

Investor Relations:
Liolios Group, Inc.
Ron Both
Tel 949-574-3860
vrml@liolios.com

SOURCE Vermillion, Inc.



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