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[December 12, 2012]

Pathway Genomics Partners with Medcan Clinic, the Largest Private Health Care Clinic in Canada

SAN DIEGO --(Business Wire)--

Pathway Genomics Corporation, a San Diego-based clinical laboratory that offers clinical genetic testing services internationally, has partnered with the Medcan Clinic, Canada's largest private health care clinic.

With more than 60 physicians and specialists, Medcan can now provide Pathway Genomics' personalized genetic testing services in conjunction with in-person counseling by a certified genetic counselor. The testing service is called The Personal Genome Test and is available to all Medcan patients.

"Medcan is a leader in providing personalized and preventive health care to the Canadian people," said Jim Plante, Pathway's CEO. "Pathway's extensive offering of genetic testing services enhances Medcan's genetics program, and allows the clinic to offer highly personalized and clinically actionable genetic information to its patients."

Using only a saliva sample, the genetic test reports on a patient's response to a wide array of drugs and prescription medications, as well as apatient's propensity to develop certain diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer.

"Knowledge of personal genomic information can provide a strong basis for an effective, preventive healthcare strategy for our clients," said Dr. James Aw, Medcan's medical director. "Pathway's clinical test is leading-edge and we are pleased to partner with them on this initiative."

About Pathway Genomics

Pathway Genomics owns and operates an on-site genetic testing laboratory that is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), accredited in accordance with the U.S. Health and Human Services' Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) of 1988, and licensed by the state of California. Using only a saliva sample, the company incorporates customized and scientifically validated technologies to generate personalized reports, which address a variety of medical issues, including an individual's carrier status for recessive genetic conditions, food metabolism and exercise response, prescription drug response, and propensity to develop certain diseases such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer. For more information about Pathway Genomics, visit

About the Medcan Clinic

The Medcan Clinic is a leading preventive healthcare clinic focused on identifying health risks before signs and symptoms occur. Medcan offers individuals, families and corporate executives the most thorough head-to-toe medical assessment on the market, performed by a top-quality clinical team in a single 5-hour visit. Medcan also provides an array of in-house health and wellness services, such as diagnostic imaging, genetics, optometry, fitness and nutritional counseling, to customize patients' medical care and optimize healthy outcomes. Patients benefit from Medcan's in-house specialists and extensive referral network.

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