EX-99.1 2 d320690dex991.htm PRESS RELEASE Press Release

Exhibit 99.1



MELA Sciences Announces Agreement with Quintiles for

Commercial Support Services for MelaFind® in Germany

IRVINGTON, NY, March 22, 2012 — MELA Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: MELA), the medical device company that has developed MelaFind®, today announced that the company has entered into a two-year agreement with Quintiles (Quintiles Commercial Germany GmbH) for commercialization support for MelaFind in Germany.

Under the terms of the agreement, Quintiles will provide customer service, sales and management support to MELA Sciences to supplement the commercialization and launch of MelaFind in Germany.

“We are enthusiastic to be working with Quintiles as we execute our commercialization strategy in Germany,” said Dr. Joseph V. Gulfo, President and CEO of MELA Sciences. “Under the direction of our Country Manager, Quintiles will provide sales, marketing and medical support to our staff to enable us to optimize the MelaFind launch.”

“Quintiles is a premier contract sales organization (CSO) with a 20-year history of providing commercialization support in Germany. They are providing us a tailored, economical and expandable solution that is ideally suited to our controlled and deliberate strategy.”

About MELA Sciences, Inc.

MELA Sciences is a medical device company focused on the commercialization of its flagship product, MelaFind®, and its further design and development. MelaFind is a non-invasive tool to provide additional information to dermatologists during melanoma skin examinations. The device uses light from visible to near-infrared wavelengths to evaluate skin lesions up to 2.5 mm beneath the skin. The device provides information on a lesion’s level of morphologic disorganization to provide additional objective information that may be used by dermatologists in the biopsy decision-making process. MelaFind has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for use in the US. In addition, MelaFind has received CE Mark approval and is approved for use in the European Union.

For more information on MELA Sciences, visit www.melasciences.com.

About Quintiles

Quintiles is the only fully integrated biopharmaceutical services company offering clinical, commercial, consulting and capital solutions worldwide. The Quintiles network of more than 20,000 engaged professionals in 60 countries works with an unwavering commitment to patients, safety and ethics. Quintiles helps biopharmaceutical companies navigate risk and seize opportunities in an environment where change is constant. For more information, please visit www.quintiles.com.

Safe Harbor

This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include but are not limited to our plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements that contain words such as “expects,” “contemplates,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “intends,” “believes,” “assumes,” “predicts” and variations of such words or similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends, or that do not relate to historical matters. These statements are based on our current beliefs or expectations and are inherently subject to significant known and unknown uncertainties and changes in circumstances, many of which are beyond our control. There can be no assurance that our beliefs or expectations will be achieved. Actual results may differ materially from our beliefs or expectations due to financial, economic, business, competitive, market, regulatory and political factors or conditions affecting the company and the medical device industry in general, as well as more specific risks and uncertainties facing the company such as those set forth in its reports on Forms 10-Q and 10-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Factors that might cause such a difference include whether MelaFind® achieves market acceptance. Given the uncertainties affecting companies in the medical device industry such as the company, any or all of these forward-looking statements may prove to be incorrect. Therefore, you should not rely on any such factors or forward-looking statements. The company urges you to carefully review and consider the disclosures found in its filings with the SEC which are available at www.sec.gov and www.melasciences.com.

For further information contact:

For Investors

Lynn Pieper

Westwicke Partners


For Media

Melissa Hurley

Ricochet Public Relations

212-679-3300 x128