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DiagnoCure announces fourth quarter 2012 and year-end results

January 11, 2013

All commercial rights to Previstage(TM) GCC Colorectal Cancer Staging Test
returned to DiagnoCure

QUEBEC CITY, Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – DiagnoCure, Inc. (TSX: CUR)
today reported financial and operational results for the fourth quarter
2012 and fiscal year ended October 31, 2012. The Company announced a
net loss from continuing operations of $1,978,355 or $0.05 per share
for the fourth quarter ending October 31, 2012, and a net loss of
$3,679,324 or $0.09 per share for fiscal year 2012. At the end of the
quarter, cash, short-term investments and long-term investments stood
at $5,824,771.

Recent Highlights

Following the departure of three members of its Board of directors, on
November 26, 2012, DiagnoCure announced the appointment of two new
members to its Board. The new directors are Dr. Jacques Simoneau,
President and CEO of Gestion Univalor L.P. and Mr. Andrew J. Sheldon,
President and CEO of Medicago inc. The Corporation believes that the
arrival of these two experienced directors, who will stand for
re-election at DiagnoCure’s next annual meeting of shareholders,
contributes to diversification of the outstanding talents and
wide-ranging experience on the board.

The development and license agreements between DiagnoCure and Signal
Genetics entered into in June 2011 have been terminated. As a result,
DiagnoCure has regained all commercial rights and complete control of
all intellectual property relating to its GCC biomarker and is released
from any and all future obligations to Signal Genetics. The settlement
amount of US$200K takes into account the inherent risks of litigation
and the fact that DiagnoCure received US$6.2M both from the sale of its
U.S. laboratory and the development agreement.

Results for the Fiscal Year Ended October 31, 2012

Total revenues for fiscal year 2012 were $2,472,038 compared with
$1,241,781 for 2011. In 2012, royalty revenues amounted to $622,152
compared with $659,120 for 2011. Royalty revenues from Hologic
Gen-Probe decreased by $17,673 to $587,615 for fiscal year 2012, from
$605,288 for 2011. This decrease is attributable to sales in Europe
reflecting the general softness in the European markets due to
austerity measures. In contrast, U.S. royalty revenues increased by 17%
from 2011. Royalty revenues from Scimedx, related to ImmunoCyt(TM )/ uCyt+(TM), decreased by $25,767, from $44,244 for 2011 to $18,477 for 2012. The
2012 ImmunoCyt(TM )/ uCyt+(TM) royalties represent the last receivable as the contractual agreement
with Scimedx has expired. Following the agreement with Signal Genetics,
DiagnoCure recorded Previstage(TM )GCC royalties of $16,060 in 2012 compared to $9,588 for 2011. In fiscal
year 2012, DiagnoCure provided to a subsidiary of Signal Genetics R&D
services in support to the Previstage(TM )GCC Colorectal Cancer Staging Test for an amount of $1,223,485, for a
total in accounts receivable of $707,012. In connection with the
settlement with Signal Genetics, DiagnoCure has taken a provision for
doubtful accounts of $507,092 related to the accrued accounts
receivable. Pursuant to FDA approval of the PROGENSA(R) PCA3 test on
February 15, 2012, DiagnoCure recorded an annual payment of $626,401
for 2012, compared with $502,491 for 2011. The 2009 amended agreement
with Gen-Probe contained an FDA submission milestone that had to be
paid on January 31(st) of each year until said milestone was reached. As a result of the
PROGENSA(R) PCA3 test having been approved, all the conditions in the
amendment have been met. Accordingly, DiagnoCure recorded the full 2012
payment as revenues in the second quarter of 2012.

Operating expenses decreased by $347,857, to $6,151,362 for fiscal year
2012 from $6,499,219 for fiscal year 2011. This decrease is mainly
attributable to impairment and financial expenses. Based on the above,
for fiscal year 2012, DiagnoCure recorded a net loss from continued
operations of $3,679,324 or $0.09 per share, compared with $5,257,438
or $0.12 per share for fiscal year 2011.

Results of the Fourth Quarter 2012

Total revenues for the fourth quarter of 2012 were $142,995 compared
with $345,923 for the same period of 2011. In the fourth quarter of
2012, royalty revenues amounted to $142,995 compared with $141,951 for
the corresponding period of 2011. Royalty revenues from Hologic
Gen-Probe increased by $11,753 to $137,097 for the fourth quarter of
2012, from $125,344 for the same period of 2011. In the fourth quarter
of 2011, DiagnoCure recorded royalties of $7,019 from Scimedx, related
to ImmunoCyt(TM )/ uCyt+(TM). As the contractual agreement with Scimedx has expired, DiagnoCure did
not recognize royalty revenues in the fourth quarter of 2012. Following
the agreement signed with Signal Genetics, DiagnoCure recorded
Previstage(TM) GCC royalties of $5,898 in the fourth quarter of 2012 compared with
$9,588 in the fourth quarter of 2011. In the fourth quarter of 2011,
DiagnoCure had sold clinical samples to Signal Genetics to support
their lung cancer testing R&D for an amount of $82,632. There were no
sales of samples for the same period of 2012. Pursuant to the amendment
agreement signed with Gen-Probe on April 29, 2009, DiagnoCure recorded
a portion of the annual payment, that is, $123,802 for the fourth
quarter of 2011.

Operating expenses decreased by $519,132, to $2,121,350 for the fourth
quarter of 2012, from $2,640,482 for the same quarter of 2011. This
decrease is mostly attributable to the impairment charges on the SHC
technology and to foreign currency translation related to discontinued
operations. Based on the above, for the fourth quarter of 2012,
DiagnoCure recorded a net loss of $1,978,355 or $0.05 per share,
compared with $2,294,559 or $0.06 per share, for the same period of
2011.

Financial Data

     _____________________________________________________________________
    |                     |   Three months ended  |         Years ended   |
    |For the periods of   |       October 31      |         October 31    |
    |                     |_______________________|_______________________|
    |                     |     2012  |     2011  |     2012  |     2011  |
    |_____________________|___________|___________|___________|___________|
    |                     |          $|          $|          $|          $|
    |_____________________|___________|___________|___________|___________|
    |Sales net of cost of |       |     80,170|       |     80,170|
    |sales                |           |           |           |           |
    |_____________________|___________|___________|___________|___________|
    |Revenue under        |       |       |  1,223,485|       |
    |research agreement   |           |           |           |           |
    |_____________________|___________|___________|___________|___________|
    |Revenue under license|    142,995|    265,753|  1,248,553|  1,161,611|
    |agreement            |           |           |           |           |
    |_____________________|___________|___________|___________|___________|
    |Total revenues       |    142,995|    345,923|  2,472,038|  1,241,781|
    |_____________________|___________|___________|___________|___________|
    |Operating expenses   |           |           |           |           |
    |(before stock-based  |           |           |           |           |
    |compensation,        |           |           |           |           |
    |depreciation,        |           |           |           |           |
    |amortization,        |           |           |           |           |
    |impairment and       |           |           |           |           |
    |foreign currency     |           |           |           |           |
    |translation)         |  1,191,988|    675,903|  4,356,094|  3,337,648|
    |_____________________|___________|___________|___________|___________|
    |Net loss (before     |           |           |           |           |
    |stock-based          |           |           |           |           |
    |compensation,        |           |           |           |           |
    |depreciation,        |           |           |           |           |
    |amortization,        |           |           |           |           |
    |impairment and       |           |           |           |           |
    |foreign currency     |           |           |           |           |
    |translation)         |(1,048,993)|  (329,980)|(1,884,056)|(2,095,867)|
    |_____________________|___________|___________|___________|___________|
    |Stock-based          |     43,356|     57,590|    179,713|    293,566|
    |compensation         |           |           |           |           |
    |_____________________|___________|___________|___________|___________|
    |Depreciation of      |     24,019|     40,114|    118,578|    188,072|
    |property, plant and  |           |           |           |           |
    |equipment            |           |           |           |           |
    |_____________________|___________|___________|___________|___________|
    |Amortization of      |    211,987|    271,234|    846,977|  1,084,292|
    |intangible asset     |           |           |           |           |
    |_____________________|___________|___________|___________|___________|
    |Impairment of        |    650,000|    713,046|    650,000|    713,046|
    |intangible asset     |           |           |           |           |
    |_____________________|___________|___________|___________|___________|
    |Foreign currency     |       |    882,595|       |    882,595|
    |translation          |           |           |           |           |
    |_____________________|___________|___________|___________|___________|
    |Net loss from        |(1,978,355)|(2,294,559)|(3,679,324)|(5,257,438)|
    |continuing operation |           |           |           |           |
    |_____________________|___________|___________|___________|___________|
    |Basic and diluted net|     (0.05)|     (0.06)|     (0.09)|     (0.12)|
    |loss per share       |           |           |           |           |
    |_____________________|___________|___________|___________|___________|
    |Weighted average     |           |           |           |           |
    |number of common     |           |           |           |           |
    |shares outstanding   | 43,029,037| 42,993,274| 43,029,037| 42,993,274|
    |_____________________|___________|___________|___________|___________|

Consolidated Balance Sheets

     _____________________________________________________________________
    |                                               |   As of October 31  |
    |_______________________________________________|_____________________|
    |                                               |    2012  |    2011  |
    |_______________________________________________|__________|__________|
    |Cash, cash equivalents, temporary and long-term| 5,824,771| 8,883,528|
    |investments                                    |          |          |
    |_______________________________________________|__________|__________|
    |Total assets                                   |11,256,369|15,793,209|
    |_______________________________________________|__________|__________|
    |Shareholders' equity                           |10,448,087|13,932,708|
    |_______________________________________________|__________|__________|
    |Number of Shares                               |43,040,471|43,013,471|
    |_______________________________________________|__________|__________|

Conference call

DiagnoCure’s management will host a conference call at 4:30 p.m. (EST)
on January 11, 2013. Interested participants may listen to the call by
dialing 1-888-231-8191 or 514-807-9895 and referencing code 86003400
approximately 15 minutes prior to the call. The Corporation will also
provide a live webcast of the call. Interested participants may access
the webcast on DiagnoCure’s website at www.diagnocure.com, through a link on the Investors page – Presentations. A replay of the
webcast will be available on DiagnoCure’s website for those unable to
participate in the live webcast.

About DiagnoCure

DiagnoCure (TSX: CUR) is a life sciences corporation that develops and
commercializes high-value cancer diagnostic tests that increases
clinician and patient confidence in making critical treatment
decisions. In 2008, the Corporation launched the Previstage(TM )GCC Colorectal Cancer Staging Test through its U.S. CLIA laboratory. The
Corporation then granted a worldwide exclusive license to this test to
Signal Genetics in June 2011, which was subsequently terminated in
January 2013. The Corporation has also granted a worldwide exclusive
license agreement to Gen-Probe, now a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Hologic Inc. (NASDAQ: HOLX) operating as Hologic Gen-Probe, for the
development and commercialization of a prostate cancer test using PCA3,
DiagnoCure’s proprietary molecular biomarker. Gen-Probe’s PROGENSA(R)
PCA3 test is commercialized in Europe under CE mark and is approved for
commercialization in Canada and the United States. For more
information, visit www.diagnocure.com.

Forward-looking statements

This release contains forward-looking statements that involve known and
unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions that may cause actual
results to differ materially from those expected. By their very nature,
forward-looking statements are based on expectations and hypotheses and
also involve risks and uncertainties, known and unknown, many of which
are beyond DiagnoCure’s control. As a result, investors are cautioned
not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The
forward-looking statements regarding the outcome of research and
development projects, clinical studies and future revenues are based on
management expectations. In addition, the reader is referred to the
applicable general risks and uncertainties described in DiagnoCure’s
most recent Annual Information Form under the heading “Risk Factors”.
DiagnoCure undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any
forward-looking statements contained herein unless required by the
applicable securities laws and regulations.

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