Halozyme Announces Issuance Of U.S. Patent For Companion Diagnostic For PEGPH20

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SAN DIEGO, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HALO) today announced the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 8,846,034 claiming methods for selecting a subject for treatment of a hyaluronan-associated disease with an anti-hyaluronan agent, such as PEGPH20, as well as diagnostic agents for the detection and quantification of hyaluronan in a biological sample in patients. Combinations and kits for use in practicing the methods are also provided. PEGPH20 is an investigational PEGylated form of rHuPH20 under development by Halozyme, which degrades the hyaluronan coating that may provide a supportive environment in many solid tumors.

"We are pleased to receive recognition for these biotechnology innovations," commented Dr. Helen Torley, President and CEO. "This companion diagnostic will provide important data for identifying and evaluating those patients and tumors that can benefit most from PEGPH20 therapy."

The issued U.S. patent is anticipated to expire on October 28, 2032, which includes the patent term adjustment. To date, similar claims are pending in eleven countries, as well as the Eurasian and European regions. Additional information about these patents may be found on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and on the European Patent Office Web sites.

About Halozyme
Halozyme Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing and commercializing innovative products that advance patient care. With a diversified portfolio of enzymes that target the extracellular matrix, the Company's research focuses primarily on a family of human enzymes, known as hyaluronidases, which increase the dispersion and absorption of biologics, drugs and fluids. Halozyme's pipeline addresses therapeutic areas, including oncology, diabetes and dermatology that have significant unmet medical need today. The Company markets Hylenex® recombinant (hyaluronidase human injection) and has partnerships with Roche, Pfizer and Baxter. Halozyme is headquartered in San Diego, CA. For more information on how we are innovating, please visit our corporate website at www.halozyme.com.

Safe Harbor Statement
In addition to historical information, the statements set forth above include forward-looking statements (including, without limitation, statements concerning the anticipated expiration of referenced patent, future actions relating to the development of PEGPH20 and the possibility that PEGPH20 may be used to address pancreatic cancer) that involve risk and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements are typically, but not always, identified through use of the words "believe," "enable," "may," "will," "could," "intends," "estimate," "anticipate," "plan," "predict," "probable," "potential," "possible," "should," "continue," and other words of similar meaning. Actual results could differ materially from the expectations contained in forward-looking statements as a result of several factors, including delays in completion of clinical trials and other development activities, the possibility of safety events, unexpected expenditures and costs, unexpected results or delays in regulatory review, regulatory approval requirements, unexpected adverse events and competitive conditions. These and other factors that may result in differences are discussed in greater detail in Halozyme's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 11, 2014.

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