Oxford Immunotec Announces Favorable Claim Construction Ruling in Patent Infringement Litigation


OXFORD, United Kingdom and MARLBOROUGH, Mass., June 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oxford Immunotec Global PLC (Nasdaq:OXFD), a global, high-growth diagnostics company focused on developing and commercializing proprietary tests for the management of underserved immune-regulated conditions, today announced a favorable Markman claim construction ruling by Judge Gorton of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts in the Company's patent infringement lawsuit against Qiagen, Inc., Quest Diagnostics, Inc., and Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings.  In his ruling, Judge Gorton rejected all of the defendants' proposed constructions and construed the claims as proposed by Oxford Immunotec. 

About Oxford Immunotec

Oxford Immunotec Global PLC is a global, high-growth diagnostics company focused on developing and commercializing proprietary tests for the management of underserved immune-regulated conditions.  The Company's first product is the T-SPOT®.TB test, which is used to test for tuberculosis infection.  The T-SPOT.TB test has been approved for sale in over 50 countries, including the United States, where it has received pre-market approval from the Food and Drug Administration, Europe, where it has obtained a CE mark, as well as Japan and China.  The Company's second product line is a range of assays for tick-borne diseases, such as Lyme disease, obtained through the acquisitions of Imugen and Immunetics.  Also obtained through the acquisitions is the Company's third product line focused on screening for Babesia in donated blood, for which the Company is currently seeking FDA licensure.  The T-SPOT.CMV test and the T-SPOT.PRT test are pipeline products as part of the Company's fourth intended product line focused on the transplantation market.  In addition to these four product lines, the Company has additional active development programs in other immune-regulated conditions.  The Company is headquartered near Oxford, U.K. and in Marlborough, Mass.  Additional information can be found at

T-SPOT and the Oxford Immunotec logo are trademarks of Oxford Immunotec Ltd.  Immunetics is a trademark of Immunetics, Inc.


For Media Inquiries: 
Caroline Crawley 
Oxford Immunotec
Tel: +44 1235 442796   

For Investor Inquiries: 
Rick Altieri
Chief Financial Officer
Oxford Immunotec
Tel: +1 (508) 573-9953  

Mark Klausner
Westwicke Partners
Tel: +1 (443) 213-0501  

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