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Oct 18, 2017

Biocept Launches Pathology Partnership Initiative Expanding Access of Proprietary Liquid Biopsy Testing to Community Pathologists and Hospitals

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Biocept, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIOC), a leading commercial provider of liquid testing designed to provide physicians with clinically actionable information to improve the outcomes of cancer patients, announces the launch of its molecular pathology partnership initiative, the aim of which is to incorporate community pathologists into the review of biomarkers found in liquid biopsy for patients diagnosed with cancer. Patient specimens will continue to be sent to Biocept for processing in its CLIA-certified, CAP-accredited laboratory.

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"Having pathologists involved in the interpretation of liquid biopsy is important, as community physicians and hospitals want to take advantage of leading-edge medical solutions by providing the best patient care in their local health system," said Michael Terry, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations at Biocept. "Combining liquid biopsy and the expertise of the local pathologist can provide better overall continuity of care when it comes to cancer diagnosis and treatment as they are the one of the first to know when a patient could benefit from a liquid biopsy. Our initial roll-out of this program showed strong acceptance by pathologists and clinicians, and we are now beginning to offer this program to additional cancer treatment centers around the country."

"We believe that local pathologists will value Biocept's ability to provide them with access to proprietary liquid biopsy technology, and we are looking forward to expanding and building new relationships in hospitals around the country with this program," said Biocept's President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Nall. "We continue to execute on expanding our physician services and our menu of non-invasive biomarker tests, in addition to our objective to increase the number of cancer indications addressed by our platform, making Biocept the go-to choice in liquid biopsy."

Biocept's Target Selector™ liquid biopsy tests are performed in its CLIA-certified, CAP-accredited laboratory located in San Diego, California. To order a liquid biopsy test or participate in the Pathology Partnership program, please contact Customer Service at 888-332-7729 or customerservice@biocept.com.

About Biocept
Biocept, Inc. is a molecular diagnostics company with commercialized assays for lung, breast, gastric, colorectal and prostate cancers, and melanoma. The Company leverages its proprietary liquid biopsy technology to provide physicians with clinically actionable information for treating and monitoring patients diagnosed with cancer. Biocept's patented Target Selector™ liquid biopsy technology platform captures and analyzes tumor-associated molecular markers in both circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and in circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA). With thousands of tests performed, the platform has demonstrated the ability to identify cancer mutations and alterations to inform physicians about a patient's disease and therapeutic options. For additional information, please visit www.biocept.com.

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