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Biocartis Group NV: Genomic Health and Biocartis Announce Agreement to Develop an Idylla(TM) IVD Oncotype DX Breast Cancer Test to Broaden Global Patient Access

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(GlobeNewswire) - PRESS RELEASE: REGULATED - INSIDE INFORMATIONWednesday September 13, 2017, 07:00 CESTTuesday September 12, 2017, 22:00 PT

Genomic Health and Biocartis Announce Agreement to Develop an Idylla(TM) IVD Oncotype DX Breast Cancer Test to Broaden Global Patient Access

Strategic Collaboration Aimed at Exclusive Test Development and Commercialization of Proprietary Genomic Health Tests on the Idylla(TM) Platform

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.,United States, and MECHELEN, Belgium, September 13, 2017 --Genomic Health, Inc., the world`s leading provider of genomic-based diagnostic tests (NASDAQ:GHDX) and Biocartis Group NV, an innovative molecular diagnostics company (Euronext Brussels: BCART), today announced an exclusive agreement to develop an IVD version of the Oncotype DX Breast Recurrence Score test on Biocartis` Idylla(TM) platform that can be performed locally by laboratory partners and in hospitals around the world.

The Oncotype DX Breast Recurrence Score test examines the activity of 21 genes in a patient`s breast tumor tissue to provide personalized information for tailoring treatment based on the biology of their individual disease. As the only test proven to predict chemotherapy benefit, the Oncotype DX Breast Recurrence Score test is included in all major cancer guidelines worldwide and is now considered standard of care for early-stage breast cancer.

Biocartis` proprietary Idylla(TM) platform offers a unique solution that is currently unmatched in the localization of complex molecular diagnostics. With the fully automated sample-to-answer, real-time PCR[1]-based cartridge of the Idylla platform, Genomic Health intends to enable local pathology labs to generate Oncotype DX Breast Recurrence Score results with minimal labor, efficient turnaround time, and the consistent high quality and clinical utility that physicians and patients have come to expect when making treatment decisions with Oncotype DX.

"We are excited to augment our successful U.S. centralized laboratory business model with an IVD system that can be implemented by local laboratories to increase global patient access to standard of care testing with the Oncotype DX Breast Recurrence Score test planned for launch in Europe beginning with France and Germany in 2019," said Frederic Pla, Ph.D., chief business and product development officer, Genomic Health. "We believe our strategic collaboration with Biocartis positions us to accelerate adoption and market access around the world, as well as to broaden partnership opportunities with pharmaceutical companies seeking diagnostic solutions with the ability to develop and offer tests globally through decentralized settings."

Herman Verrelst, chief executive officer of Biocartis, commented: "Adding world-leading assays such as the Oncotype DX test to our Idylla platform is an essential step in our strategy to rapidly expand the menu offering on our platform. Today`s announcement demonstrates how we can assist providers of proprietary molecular tests in making their offering available to local labs across the globe, without the need for a highly specialized molecular diagnostics infrastructure. This demonstrates the true strength and ambition of the Idylla(TM) technology: enabling the best molecular diagnostics for all patients, worldwide. We are impressed by what Genomic Health has realized so far and our team looks forward to making this strategic collaboration a success."

The strategic collaboration will provide Genomic Health with exclusive worldwide rights to develop and commercialize its Oncotype DX Breast Recurrence Score test on the Idylla(TM) platform, with the option to expand the collaboration to include additional tests in oncology and urology. Development of the Oncotype DX IVD test is expected to begin in late 2017, with the aim of providing initial access to patients in Europe, beginning with France and Germany, in 2019.

As part of the agreement, Genomic Health will make a payment of approximately $3.3 million to Biocartis, which is expected to be expensed in the third quarter of 2017. Additional payments to Biocartis will be made as certain developmental and commercial milestones are achieved in the future. Genomic Health continues to expect to be profitable for the full year 2017, excluding these transaction costs. Upon commercialization, Genomic Health will make royalty payments to Biocartis based on net sales of the IVD tests developed on Biocartis` IdyllaTM platform.

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Biocartis Contact:

Renate Degrave

Manager Corporate Communications & Investor Relations Biocartis

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Tel +32 15 631 729 | mobile +32 471 53 60 64 @Biocartis_| www.linkedin.com/Biocartis

Genomic Health Contact:

Emily Faucette

Vice President Corporate Communications & Investor Relations, Genomic Health

Email [email protected]

Tel +1 650 569 2824

About BiocartisBiocartis (Euronext Brussels: BCART) is an innovative molecular diagnostics (MDx) company providing next generation diagnostic solutions aimed at improving clinical practice for the benefit of patients, clinicians, payers and industry. Biocartis` proprietary MDx Idylla(TM) platform is a fully automated sample-to-result, real-time PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) system that offers accurate, highly reliable molecular information from virtually any biological sample in virtually any setting. Biocartis launched the Idylla(TM) platform end 2014. Biocartis is developing and marketing a rapidly expanding test menu addressing key unmet clinical needs in oncology and infectious diseases. These areas represent respectively the fastest growing and largest segments of the MDx market worldwide. Today, Biocartis offers ten oncology tests and two infectious disease tests in Europe. More information:www.biocartis.com. Press Photo Library available here. Follow us on Twitter: @Biocartis_.

AboutGenomic HealthGenomic Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: GHDX) is the world`s leading provider of genomic-based diagnostic tests that help optimize cancer care, including addressing the overtreatment of the disease, one of the greatest issues in healthcare today. With its Oncotype IQGenomic Intelligence Platform, the company is applying its world-class scientific and commercial expertise and infrastructure to lead the translation of clinical and genomic big data into actionable results for treatment planning throughout the cancer patient journey, from diagnosis to treatment selection and monitoring. The Oncotype IQ portfolio of genomic tests and services currently consists of the company`s flagship line of Oncotype DX gene expression tests that have been used to guide treatment decisions for more than 800,000 cancer patients worldwide.Genomic Healthis expanding its test portfolio to include additional liquid- and tissue-based tests, including the recently launched Oncotype SEQLiquid Select(TM)test. The company is based inRedwood City,California,with international headquarters inGeneva,Switzerland. For more information, please visit,www.GenomicHealth.comand follow the company on twitter:@GenomicHealth,Facebook,YouTubeandLinkedIn.

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Certain statements, beliefs and opinions in this press release are forward-looking, which reflect Biocartis` or, as appropriate, Biocartis` directors` or managements` current expectations and projections concerning future events such as Biocartis` results of operations, financial condition, liquidity, performance, prospects, growth, strategies and the industry in which Biocartis operates. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties, assumptions and factors could adversely affect the outcome and financial effects of the plans and events described herein. A multitude of factors including, but not limited to, changes in demand, competition and technology, can cause actual events, performance or results to differ significantly from any anticipated development. Forward-looking statements contained in this press release regarding past trends or activities are not guarantees of future performance and should not be taken as a representation that such trends or activities will continue in the future. In addition, even if actual results or developments are consistent with the forward-looking statements contained in this press release, those results or developments may not be indicative of results or developments in future periods. As a result, Biocartis expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements in this press release as a result of any change in expectations or any change in events, conditions, assumptions or circumstances on which these forward-looking statements are based. Neither Biocartis nor its advisers or representatives nor any of its subsidiary undertakings or any such person`s officers or employees guarantees that the assumptions underlying such forward-looking statements are free from errors nor does either accept any responsibility for the future accuracy of the forward-looking statements contained in this press release or the actual occurrence of the forecasted developments. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release.

Genomic Health Forward-Looking StatementsThis press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements relating to Genomic Health`s beliefs regarding its future performance, including its guidance of profitability for the full year 2017 and the factors that may impact

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