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AroCell: Interim report January – September 2016

Interim report, 1 January - 30 September 2016

  • Net sales were TSEK 46 (0)
  • Loss after financial items was TSEK -6,637 (-5,857)
  • Earnings per share where SEK -0.23 (-0.25)
  • Cash flow from operating activities was TSEK -3,285 (-4,676)

Reporting period, 1 July - 30 September 2016

  • Net sales were TSEK 46 (0)
  • Loss after financial items was TSEK -2,591 (-1,811)
  • Cash flow from operating activities was TSEK -784 (-891)
  • Prostate cancer study initiated and Stockholm South General Hospital started to enroll patients
  • Sarcoma cancer study initiated and Helsinki University Hospital started to enroll patients
  • Publication and oral presentation of study on performance improvement on TK 210 ELISA at ISOBM on 4 September 2016 in Chicago
  • Signed distribution agreement with Eagle Bioscience Inc. for the North American market with first orders placed for research purposes
  • Ann Hammarstrand appointed as new CFO to AroCell from 1 January  2017

This information is information that AroCell is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation and the Securities Markets Act. The information was submitted for publication, through Jan Stålemark, at 08:45 CET on 17 November 2016.

About AroCell
AroCell AB (publ) is a Swedish company that develops standardized modern blood tests to support the prognosis and follow up of cancer patients. AroCell's new technology is based on patented methods to measure TK1 protein levels, which provide valuable information about the speed of cell turnover. A tumor has high cell turnover (speed of cell division and cell death) and as a result TK1 can be detected in the blood with a simple laboratory test, called TK 210 ELISA. The test provides valuable clinical information for prognosis and optimization of treatment strategy. The test may also be used for monitoring disease relapse. AroCell (AROC) is listed at Nasdaq First North and has about 2 700 shareholders. For more information, please see www.arocell.com.

Significant events during the reporting period

  • Abstract on performance improvement on TK 210 ELISA accepted by ISOBM for an oral presentation by Kiran Jagarlamudi, Clinical Research Manager at AroCell. The presentation took place on 4 September 2016 in Chicago.
  • Prostate cancer study initiated and Stockholm South General Hospital started to enroll patients.
  • Sarcoma cancer study approved and initiated at Helsinki University Hospital and patient enrollment started.

Significant events after the reporting period

  • Signed distribution agreement with Eagle Biosciences Inc. for the North American market to broaden our clinical development initiative and access clinical research teams in North America.
  • Ann Hammarstrand appointed as new CFO at AroCell from 1 January 2017.
AroCell Interim report 2016 Q3

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AroCell: Ann Hammarstrand appointed as new CFO to AroCell

AroCell AB (publ) announces today that Ann Hammarstrand has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer to AroCell, effective beginning of 2017. She will be replacing Bengt Norvik, who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities.

Ann Hammarstrand has an extensive and comprehensive background as CFO in other industries within the Life Science and financial audit sectors. Ann worked as Certified Public Accountant in the firm of PwC. In 2000, Ann joined Radi Medical Systems in Uppsala, acquired by St Jude Medical Systems in 2009, as Chief Financial Officer.

Since leaving St Jude Medical Systems in 2013, Ann has worked at the County Council of Uppsala in governance and management issues as well as operational development.

- I am pleased to welcome Ann Hammarstrand to AroCell as Chief Financial Officer, says Jan Stålemark, AroCell CEO. Her extensive financial background and global experience within the Life Science industry as CFO and Director of Finance will significantly augment not only our management team but also our business operations in the future. I also want to thank Bengt Norvik sincerely for all his contributions to the company during his time with us and wish all the success in his future endeavours.

For additional information:
Jan Stålemark, CEO
AroCell AB (publ)
Tel: +46(0)706926206
info@arocell.com
www.arocell.com

This information is information that AroCell is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation and the Securities Markets Act. The information was submitted for publication, through Jan Stålemark, at16:20 CET on 3 November 2016.

About AroCell
AroCell AB (publ) is a Swedish company that develops standardized modern blood tests to support the prognosis and follow up of cancer patients. AroCell's new technology is based on patented methods to measure TK1 protein levels, which provide valuable information about the speed of cell turnover. A tumor has high cell turnover (speed of cell division and cell death) and as a result TK1 can be detected in the blood with a simple laboratory test, called TK 210 ELISA. The test provides valuable clinical information for prognosis and optimization of treatment strategy. The test may also be used for monitoring disease relapse. AroCell (AROC) is listed at Nasdaq First North and has about 2,700 shareholders. For more information, please seewww.arocell.com. Redeye AB is AroCell:s Certified Adviser.

AroCell Press release 161103 New CFO

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AroCell AB: AroCell signs distribution agreement with Eagle Biosciences in the United States

Uppsala October 6, 2016                                                                PRESS RELEASE

AroCell signs distribution agreement with Eagle Biosciences in the United States

AroCell AB (publ) announced today that a distribution agreement has been signed with the New England-based company Eagle Biosciences, for distribution of the AroCell TK 210 ELISA test in North America.

The TK 210 ELISA test measures TK1 protein levels for valuable information about the speed of cell turnover. As tumors have high cell turnover, the test may provide valuable information for prognosis and optimization of treatment strategy.

"We are delighted to partner with Eagle Biosciences for the distribution of the TK 210 ELISA test", states Jan Stålemark, AroCell CEO. "Eagle Biosciences is a leading provider of ELISA assay kits in North America, and has primary focus on providing innovative products that aid medical research and clinical laboratories. This highly concurs with our strategy to make the TK 210 ELISA test widely available for investigational use in the US, in order to facilitate use of the product in cancer research institutions as well as within the pharmaceutical industry".

The TK 210 ELISA test will be commercially available immediately through Eagle Biosciences for investigational use only in the United States.

For additional information:
Jan Stålemark, CEO
AroCell AB (publ)
Tel: +46(0)706 926206
info@arocell.com
www.arocell.com

About AroCell
AroCell AB (AROC) is a Swedish company that develops standardized modern blood tests to support the prognosis and follow up of cancer patients. AroCell's new technology is based on patented methods to measure TK1 protein levels, which provide valuable information about the speed of cell turnover. A tumor has high cell turnover (speed of cell division and cell death) and as a result TK1 can be detected in the blood with a simple laboratory test, called TK 210 ELISA. The test provides valuable clinical information for prognosis and optimization of treatment strategy. The test may also be used for monitoring disease relapse. For more information, please seewww.arocell.com. This information is information that AroCell is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through Jan Stålemark, at 11.45  CET on 6th October 2016. Redeye is AroCell:s Certified Adviser


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AroCell AB: Interim report January – June 2016

Interim report, 1 January - 30 June 2016

  • Net sales were TSEK 0 (0)
  • Loss after financial items was TSEK -4,804 (-4,046)
  • Earnings per share where SEK -0.17 (-0.17)
  • Cash flow from operating activities was TSEK -2,501 (-3,793)

Reporting period, 1 April - 30 June 2016

  • Net sales were TSEK 0 (0)
  • Loss after financial items was TSEK -1,962 (-1,644)
  • Cash flow from operating activities was TSEK -1,229 (-530)
  • Christine Tadgell elected to the board of directors
  • Collaboration agreement signed and clinical study initiated at the Stockholm South General Hospital regarding follow-up of prostate cancer patients with TK 210 ELISA test
  • Collaboration agreement signed and clinical study initiated at the University Hospital of Helsinki regarding follow-up of sarcoma patients with TK 210 ELISA test
  • Martin Shaw appointed as Business Development Manager
  • New patent confirmed which strengthens the AroCell patent portfolio
  • AroCell listed on Nasdaq First North on June 30

About AroCell
AroCell AB (publ) is a Swedish company that develops standardized modern blood tests to support the prognosis and follow up of cancer patients. AroCell's new technology is based on patented methods to measure TK1 protein levels, which provide valuable information about the speed of cell turnover. A tumor has high cell turnover (speed of cell division and cell death) and as a result TK1 can be detected in the blood with a simple laboratory test, called TK 210 ELISA. The test provides valuable clinical information for prognosis and optimization of treatment strategy. The test may also be used for monitoring disease relapse. AroCell (AROC) is listed at Nasdaq First North and has about 2 700 shareholders. For more information, please see www.arocell.com.

This information is information that AroCell is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation and the Securities Markets Act. The information was submitted for publication, through Jan Stålemark, at 08:45 on 25 August 2016. Redeye AB is AroCell:s Certified Adviser.


Significant events during the reporting period

  • Christine Tadgell elected to the board of directors. Christine is VP, General Manager, Commercial Division at inVentiv Health.
  • The collaboration agreement was signed with the Stockholm South General Hospital for the clinical study on patients with prostate cancer which will be evaluated from diagnosis through treatment and follow-up with the TK 210 ELISA test. The study is estimated to take two years.
  • The collaboration agreement was signed with the University Hospital of Helsinki approved clinical study regarding sarcoma cancer patients. The patients will be evaluated with the TK 210 ELISA test. The study is estimated to take two years.
  • Martin Shaw appointed as Business Development Manager to the management team. Martin Shaw has over 40 years' experience in the development and introduction of novel biomarker assays, to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and laboratory medicine industries.
  • The European Patent Office has confirmed the grant of a patent to AroCell regarding an invention relating to exposed thymidine kinase 1 (TK1) derived peptides, ligands and methods employing these.
  • AroCell listed on Nasdaq First North on June 30.

Significant events after the reporting period

  • Abstract on performance improvement on TK 210 ELISA accepted by ISOBM for an oral presentation by Kiran Jagarlamudi, Clinical Research Manager at AroCell. The presentation will take place on the 4th of September in Chicago.
AroCell Interim report 2016 Q2 Eng, PDF

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AroCell: Improved measurement of Thymidine Kinase 1 within the normal range due to improved composition of the zero calibrator.

Thymidine Kinase 1 (TK1) is a key enzyme in DNA synthesis and it is produced by and released into the blood from proliferating cells, especially tumor cells. It is a well-studied biomarker for studying tumor growth.

TK1 levels in the blood of healthy subjects are very low, requiring sensitive assays. When developing such assays, establishing the zero calibrator, or blank, value is a key point as it determines the limit of sensitivity.

ArOCell has redesigned the preparation of the zero Calibrator in its TK 210 ELISA kit, replacing the current human serum based material with a proprietary buffer-based Calibrator. The benefit of the change is better discrimination of TK1 values in samples with low-normal values. The performance of the Arocell TK 210 ELISA with the new zero calibrator in healthy subjects will be presented by Dr. Kiran Kumar Jagarlamudi, clinical research manager at AroCell at the annual meeting of the International Society of Oncology and Biomarkers (ISOBM) in Chicago next month, September 4th.

We are pleased that we have improved the TK 210 ELISA, but one should keep in mind that establishment of the value of this increased sensitivity and discrimination will require further studies including material from subjects with known pathologies says Jan Stålemark, CEO at AroCell.

For additional information:
Jan Stålemark, CEO
AroCell AB (publ)
Tel: +46(0)706 926206
info@arocell.com
www.arocell.com

About AroCell
AroCell AB (publ) is a Swedish company that develops standardized modern blood tests to support the prognosis and follow up of cancer patients. AroCell's new technology is based on patented methods to measure TK1 protein levels, which provide valuable information about the speed of cell turnover. A tumor has high cell turnover (speed of cell division and cell death) and as a result TK1 can be detected in the blood with a simple laboratory test, called TK 210 ELISA. The test provides valuable clinical information for prognosis and optimization of treatment strategy. The test may also be used for monitoring disease relapse. For more information, please seewww.arocell.com. This information is information that AroCell is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through Jan Stålemark, at 16:58 CET on 12 August 2016. Redeye is AroCell:s Certified Adviser.

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AroCell is approved for listing on the Nasdaq First North and publishes Corporate description

AroCell AB (publ) has been accepted for trading on Nasdaq First North. The last day of trading on AktieTorget is the 29 June 2016 and the first day of trading on Nasdaq First North is the 30 June 2016.

AroCell will continue to be traded under the ticker symbol AROC with current ISIN code SE0003883990. Redeye AB will act as the company's Certified Adviser on First North. The company has established a corporate description approved by Nasdaq First North, which from today is available on the AroCells website, www.arocell.com (http://www.microsofttranslator.com/bv.aspx?from=sv&to=en&a=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.arocell.com%2F).

For additional information:
Jan Stålemark, CEO
AroCell AB (publ)
Tel: +46(0)706 926206
info@arocell.com
www.arocell.com

About AroCell
AroCell AB (publ) is a Swedish company that develops standardized modern blood tests to support the prognosis and follow up of cancer patients. AroCell's new technology is based on patented methods to measure TK1 protein levels, which provide valuable information about the speed of cell turnover. A tumor has high cell turnover (speed of cell division and cell death) and as a result TK1 can be detected in the blood with a simple laboratory test, called TK 210 ELISA. The test provides valuable clinical information for prognosis and optimization of treatment strategy. The test may also be used for monitoring disease relapse. For more information, please see www.arocell.com . AroCell (AROC) is listed at AktieTorget and has about 2 800 shareholders.

AroCell applying for listing on the Nasdaq First North

The Board of Directors of AroCell AB (publ) have decided to apply for listing of the company shares to trading on the Nasdaq First North exchange, and thereby change market for share listing.

The change of market listing is planned to take place at the turn of the month June/July 2016, and the first date for trading will be announced after approval from the Nasdaq First North exchange.

"The assessment of the Board and Management is that Nasdaq First North is a market exchange that will provide a broader exposure of the company to more groups of investors and institutions. It will also provide better opportunities for foreign investors to trade in company shares by means of the more international profile and accessibility of the Nasdaq First North exchange", says AroCell CEO Jan Stålemark.

Redeye AB has been appointed as advisor in connection with the change of market listing.

For additional information:
Jan Stålemark, CEO
AroCell AB (publ)
Tel: +46(0)706 926206

info@arocell.com
www.arocell.com

About AroCell
AroCell AB (publ) is a Swedish company that develops standardized modern blood tests to support the prognosis and follow up of cancer patients. AroCell's new technology is based on patented methods to measure TK1 protein levels, which provide valuable information about the speed of cell turnover. A tumor has high cell turnover (speed of cell division and cell death) and as a result TK1 can be detected in the blood with a simple laboratory test, called TK 210 ELISA. The test provides valuable clinical information for prognosis and optimization of treatment strategy. The test may also be used for monitoring disease relapse. For more information, please see www.arocell.com . AroCell (AROC) is listed at AktieTorget and has about 2 800 shareholders.

Report from the Annual General Meeting of AroCell

On May 18 2016, AroCell AB (publ) held its Annual General Meeting. The resolutions from the Meeting are summarised below. All resolutions were adopted with necessary majority

4,420,294 (15.4 percent) of the total of 28,674,506 shares were represented at the meeting.

The Meeting resolved to adopt the presented income statement and balance sheet. The Meeting also resolved to allocate the company's loss in accordance with the Board of Directors' proposal in the Annual Accounts. It was further resolved that no dividend would be paid for financial year 2015.

The Meeting resolved to discharge the members of the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer from liability for 2015.

The Meeting resolved that the Board of Directors shall comprise six ordinary members and to appoint one auditor without a deputy.

The Meeting resolved that the remuneration for the board shall be paid with SEK 150,000 for the chairman, and SEK 60,000 for each board member. It was further resolved that the remuneration of the auditor shall be paid on approved invoice.

The Meeting resolved to re-elect Erik Walldén, Håkan Englund, Staffan Eriksson, Jan Mellberg and Carl Blomqvist, and to elect Christine Tadgell as a new member of the Board. Erik Walldén was appointed chairman of the Board of Directors.

The Meeting elected Ernst & Young AB as auditor. The audit company stated that Björn Ohlsson will be Auditor In Charge.

All the above elections relate to the period until the next Annual General Meeting.

The Meeting resolved to appoint a Nomination Committee ahead of the 2017 Annual General Meeting and adopted Instructions and rules of procedure for the Nomination Committee.

The Meeting did not resolve to authorize the Board of Directors to decide on new share issue as presented in the proposal in the notice convening the meeting.

For further information:

Jan Stålemark, CEO

AroCell AB (publ)

Tel: +46(0)706 926206

info@arocell.com

www.arocell.com

About AroCell

AroCell AB (publ) is a Swedish company that develops standardized modern blood tests to support the prognosis and follow-up of cancer patients. AroCell's new technology is based on patented methods to measure TK1 protein levels, which provide valuable information concerning the speed of cell turnover. A tumor has high cell turnover (speed of cell division and cell death) and as a result TK1 can be detected in the blood with a simple laboratory test, called TK 210 ELISA. The test provides valuable clinical information for prognosis and optimization of treatment strategy. The test may also be used for monitoring disease relapse. AroCell (AROC) is listed on the AktieTorget marketplace in Sweden and has about 2,800 shareholders. For more information, please see  (https://www.arocell.com/)www.arocell.com.

Interim report, 1 January – 31 March 2016

  • Net sales were TSEK 0 (0)
  • Loss after financial items was TSEK -2,842 (-2,402)
  • Earnings per share where SEK -0.10 (-0.10)
  • Cash flow from operating activities was TSEK -1,272 (-3,255)
  • Scale-up of production processes for TK 210 ELISA proceeds according to plan

  • The Ethical review board for Stockholm South General Hospital (Södersjukhuset) approved the start of a clinical study regarding follow-up of prostate cancer patients with TK 210 ELISA

  • The Ethical committee for the University Hospital of Helsinki approved the start of a clinical study regarding follow-up of sarcoma patients with TK 210 ELISA

About AroCell

AroCell AB (publ) is a Swedish company that develops standardized modern blood tests to support the prognosis and follow-up of cancer patients. AroCell's new technology is based on patented methods to measure TK1 protein levels, which provide valuable information concerning the speed of cell turnover. A tumor has high cell turnover (speed of cell division and cell death) and as a result TK1 can be detected in the blood with a simple laboratory test, called TK 210 ELISA. The test provides valuable clinical information for prognosis and optimization of treatment strategy. The test may also be used for monitoring disease relapse. AroCell (AROC) is listed on the AktieTorget marketplace in Sweden and has about 2,800 shareholders. For more information, please see  (https://www.arocell.com/)www.arocell.com.

Significant events during the reporting period
  • The Ethical review board for Stockholm South General Hospital (Södersjukhuset) approved the start of a clinical study. In this study, patients with prostate cancer will be evaluated from diagnosis through treatment and follow-up with the TK 210 ELISA. The study is estimated to take two years.
  • The Ethical committee of the University Hospital of Helsinki approved the start of a clinical study regarding sarcoma cancer patients. The patients will be evaluated with the TK 210 ELISA and the study is estimated to take two years.
Significant events after the reporting period
  • One of the first clinical studies using the TK 210 ELISA was published in the scientific journal Tumor Biology. The study established that the TK 210 ELISA test show higher clinical sensitivity for patients with early stage breast cancer compared with the currently most used biomarker CA15-3.

  • The European Patent Office approved the AroCell AB patent regarding an invention relating to methods to produce antibodies for exposed thymidine kinase 1 (TK1) derived peptides, ligands and methods employing these.

  • Martin Shaw joins and reinforces the management team at AroCell as Business Development Manager. Martin has over 40 years of experience in the development and introduction of novel biomarker assays to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and laboratory medicine industries.

Comments from Jan Stålemark, CEO of AroCell

We continue to follow the clinical development plan for our TK 210 ELSIA test in order to quickly attain market acceptance. It is important that we can provide clinicians with guidelines regarding how our test can be used in various clinical applications. This means that we must obtain data through our clinical studies in order to provide clinicians with the means to interpret results of the TK 210 ELISA test in the prognosis, treatment and follow-up of cancer patients.

The recently published clinical study in Tumor Biology on TK 210 ELISA with breast cancer patients is an example of what can be generated in the clinical development plan. We can now use these results to define an application for our product. The study also provides us with the opportunity of utilizing the results in AroCell's marketing materials.

Participation in scientific congresses throughout the coming years will give us opportunities to meet potential customers and distributors. We have chosen to focus on meetings with a research profile, in the forefront of cancer research. We will soon participate in is the Biomarkers & Diagnostics World Congress in Philadelphia USA, May 16-19. We have new marketing material and will have a strategically well located exhibition stand, together with a sponsored presentation of AroCell technology in the official congress program. We have planned several similar congress activities and we hope to gain many new valuable contacts.

Martin Shaw has joined and reinforces the management team at AroCell as Business Development Manager. Martin has over 40 years of experience within development and introduction of novel biomarker assays to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and laboratory medicine industries.

The European Patent Office has granted our patent in connection with exposed proliferation related peptides. This patent provides us with additional protection for our unique TK 210 ELISA test.

Jan Stålemark
CEO

Essential risks

Financial risks
AroCell's business activities are based on external financing. To date, the company has been successful in obtaining financing, but there are no guarantees of this happening in the future in a way that is advantageous to the company's shareholders. A sufficiently serious failure in future financing may affect the company's development and market value.

Development and production risks

Development and transfer to production are always associated with risks. A product manufactured at production scale does not always display exactly the same characteristics as one manufactured at research scale. Developing future products may also prove to be more complicated and take longer than expected.

Commercialization risks

There is always a risk that the products AroCell has developed will not achieve the expected positive reception on the market and that the product will need longer to gain acceptance. Particularly in the early stages, the quantity of products sold may then be lower and the time it takes to establish the product on the market may be longer than the company allowed for in its sales estimates.

In addition, there are risks associated with patent security and how the market assesses studies, approvals and certifications. Taking risk factors into consideration in decision processes and when designing routines and drawing up documentation means that the risks are assessed and their effects can be minimised and, to some extent, avoided.

Accounting principles

The interim report has been prepared in accordance with "Årsredovisningslagen och Bokföringsnämndens allmänna råd, BFNAR 2012:1 Årsredovisning och koncernredovisning (K3)" and with the same accounting principles as in the company's annual report 2015.

The share

AroCell AB (publ) was listed on the AktieTorget marketplace on 25 May 2011. At 31 March 2016, there were 28,674,506 shares (quota value SEK 0.10)

Contact information

Jan Stålemark, CEO

info@arocell.com

+46 (0)706-92 62 06

www.arocell.com

AroCell AB (publ)

Virdings Allé 32B            

SE-754 50  UPPSALA

SWEDEN

Financial calendar

2016-05-18     Annual general meeting 2016

2016-08-25     Interim report no. 2 2016

2016-11-17     Interim report no. 3 2016

2017-02-16     Year-End report 2016      

The interim report has not been reviewed by the company's auditor.

Submission of interim report

Uppsala, 10 March 2016

The Board of Directors

Leading profile in biomarkers joins the AroCell management team

AroCell AB announces the addition of Martin Shaw as Business Development Manager to the management team. Martin Shaw has over 40 years' experience in the development and introduction of novel biomarker assays, to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and laboratory medicine industries.

 Between 1994-2015 he worked at EKF Diagnostics in Wales (formerly Argutus Medical) where he introduced and promoted a wide range of novel kidney and liver tests, including important biomarkers that are now being evaluated by the IMI (Innovative Medicines Initiative) and FDA as qualified for use in toxicological testing. He developed strong relationships with hospitals, clinical research organizations and pharmaceutical companies, including AstraZeneca, Sanofi Aventis, Pfizer, Novartis, Merck, Glaxo Smith Kline and Johnson and Johnson.

From 1975-1992 Martin Shaw filled many technical and marketing roles at Pharmacia Diagnostics (now Thermo-Fisher). He and his coworkers developed and introduced the first commercial tests for neonatal hypothyroidism, celiac disease, and a range of novel biomarkers to monitor allergy and inflammation.

Bringing testing close to the patient is important and Martin brings this experience from being Marketing Manager at Magnasense Technologies, Finland, where he introduced and promoted a novel point-of-care test system based on magnetically labelled antibodies.

Martin has published several peer-reviewed articles on biomarkers and presented at many scientific congresses, including being guest speaker at the FDA.

"We are pleased and proud to announce the addition of Martin Shaw as Business Development Manager to the AroCell team" states Jan Stålemark, CEO AroCell AB. "I am convinced that his extensive experience in biomarker assays, and deep knowledge of the clinical laboratory and biomarker industries will contribute significantly to the clinical establishment of our TK 210 ELISA test".

For further information:
Jan Stålemark, CEO
AroCell AB (publ)
Tel: +46(0)706 926206

info@arocell.com
www.arocell.com

About AroCell AB (publ)
AroCell AB is a Swedish company that develops standardized modern blood tests to support the prognosis and follow up of cancer patients. AroCell's new technology is based on patented methods to measure TK1 protein levels, which provide valuable information about the speed of cell turnover. A tumor has high cell turnover (speed of cell division and cell death) and as a result TK1 can be detected in the blood with a simple laboratory test, called TK 210 ELISA. The test provides valuable clinical information for prognosis and optimization of treatment strategy. The test may also be used for monitoring disease relapse. For more information, please see www.arocell.com . AroCell AB is listed at AktieTorget (AROC) and has about 2 300 shareholders.

New patent strengthens the AroCell patent portfolio

The European Patent Office has confirmed the grant of a patent to AroCell AB regarding an invention relating to exposed thymidine kinase 1 (TK1) derived peptides, ligands and methods employing these.

"We are delighted to hear that the European Patent Office has granted us this patent regarding exposed proliferation related peptides", states Jan Stålemark, AroCell CEO. "This latest patent provides us with an additional level of protection for our unique TK 210 ELISA test, as we continue to establish the clinical validation of our product".

For further information:

Jan Stålemark, CEO
AroCell AB (pub)
Tel: +46-706926206

info@arocell.com
www.arocell.com

About AroCell AB (publ)
AroCell AB is a Swedish company that develops standardized modern blood tests to support the prognosis and follow up of cancer patients. AroCell's new technology is based on patented methods to measure TK1 protein levels, which provide valuable information about the speed of cell turnover. A tumor has high cell turnover (speed of cell division and cell death) and as a result TK1 can be detected in the blood with a simple laboratory test, called TK 210 ELISA. The test provides valuable clinical information for prognosis and optimization of treatment strategy. The test may also be used for monitoring disease relapse. For more information, please see www.arocell.com . AroCell AB is listed at AktieTorget (AROC) and has about 2 300 shareholders.

New clinical study with promising results for the TK 210 ELISA test from AroCell

This study published in the journal Tumor Biology, included 124 breast cancer patients with known TNM classification and known values of the well-established breast cancer biomarker CA 15-3. Additionally, 53 healthy individuals were also included in the study, where serum samples were analyzed with the AroCell TK 210 ELISA test, which measures TK1 protein levels. Results demonstrated that the TK 210 ELISA test showed significantly higher sensitivity compared to the TK1 activity test with serum samples from breast cancer patients, particularly with patients in early stages of disease.

"We are pleased and proud to announce the results of our TK 210 ELISA test in this breast cancer study" states Jan Stålemark, AroCell CEO. "Furthermore, this study established that combinational approach of TK 210 ELISA test with CA 15-3 significantly increased the diagnostic sensitivity. These fundamental results are proof that our CE-marked TK 210 ELISA test works in clinical application and can provide important information to oncologists during the course of treatment. These results are important for the continued clinical validation of our test to achieve broad clinical acceptance".

Link to the full article published online 14 April 2016: https://arocell.com/research-references/list-of-publications-2/

For further information:

Jan Stålemark, CEO
AroCell AB (pub)
Pho: +46-706 926 206
info@arocell.com
www.arocell.com

About AroCell
AroCell AB (publ) is a Swedish company that develops standardized modern blood tests to support the prognosis and follow up of cancer patients. AroCell's new technology is based on patented methods to measure TK1 protein levels, which provide valuable information about the speed of cell turnover. A tumor has high cell turnover (speed of cell division and cell death) and as a result TK1 can be detected in the blood with a simple laboratory test, called TK 210 ELISA. The test provides valuable clinical information for prognosis and optimization of treatment strategy. The test may also be used for monitoring disease relapse. For more information, please see www.arocell.com . AroCell is listed at AktieTorget (AROC) and has about 2 800 shareholders.

Final call for trading with BTA

During the month of December 2015 AroCell AB (publ) conducted a preferential rights issue. The last day for trading with BTA will take place on January 12th 2016 and the stop day is January 14th 2016. BTA's will be converted to shares January 18th 2016.

After the preferential rights issue the share capital will be 2 867 450,60 SEK distributed on 28 674 506 shares.

Redeye AB is the financial advisor for the preferential rights issue in collaboration with Corpura AB. Legal advisor is Fredersen Advokatbyrå AB.

For more information:
Jan Stålemark, CEO
AroCell AB (publ)
Tel: +46(0)706-926206
info@arocell.com
www.arocell.com

About AroCell AB (publ)
AroCell AB is a Swedish company that develops standardized modern blood tests to support the prognosis and follow up of cancer patients. AroCell's new technology is based on patented methods to measure TK1 protein levels, which provide valuable information about the speed of cell turnover. A tumor has high cell turnover (speed of cell division and cell death) and as a result TK1 can be detected in the blood with a simple laboratory test, called TK 210 ELISA. The test provides valuable clinical information for prognosis and optimization of treatment strategy. The test may also be used for monitoring disease relapse. For more information, please see www.arocell.com . AroCell AB (AROC) is listed at AktieTorget and has about 2 300 shareholders.