Memorial Sloan Kettering to offer Dignicap® scalp cooling device in New York metro area locations

Dignitana AB, a world leader in medical scalp-cooling technology, announced today that the DigniCap® scalp cooling system, which was cleared in December 2015 by the U.S. FDA to effectively reduce the likelihood of chemotherapy-induced hair loss in women with breast cancer, will be available at all Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) facilities that treat breast cancer.

The DigniCap® system is the first and only scalp-cooling device to receive FDA clearance. In the rigorous FDA clinical trial, seven out of ten patients with early-stage breast cancer kept at least 50% of their hair. The demand for the FDA-cleared DigniCap® system has been significant this year in the United States.

MSK, a world leader in cancer patient care, research, and educational programs, will now have the 17 units ordered in December of 2016 available for use by female patients undergoing breast cancer treatment in eight of their outpatient facilities in the New York City area. These include MSK Basking Ridge and MSK Monmouth, in New Jersey; MSK Westchester, in Westchester County, New York; and MSK Commack and MSK Rockville Centre, on Long Island, in addition to their Manhattan and Brooklyn locations.

"Scalp cooling is clinically proven and can be an important tool for many women in treatment for breast cancer," says Mario Lacouture, MD, Director of the Oncodermatology Program at MSK. "As a world leader in comprehensive cancer care, we are proud to be able to offer our patients across the New York metro area this new FDA-cleared advancement that addresses one of the most distressing and most visible side effects of chemotherapy."

"Bringing the DigniCap® system to MSK is an important milestone for Dignitana," says William Cronin, Chief Executive Officer of Dignitana, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Dignitana AB. "We have just passed the one-year anniversary of clearance by the FDA for DigniCap® in the U.S., and we are proud to add Memorial Sloan Kettering, one of the top comprehensive cancer centers in the U.S., to the growing number of facilities that are providing this treatment option to patients on a large scale."

The DigniCap® clinical team is working directly with the clinical practitioners at each of the eight MSK sites to train and certify staff on the machine.  This is the largest scalp-cooling installation at any medical center to date in the U.S. Nearly 100 nurses and other medical personnel will be trained in preparation for the launch of this service at MSK in the Spring of 2017.

The DigniCap® scalp cooling system features a patented tight-fitting silicone cooling cap that is placed directly on the head, and an outer neoprene cap that insulates and secures the silicone cap. The cooling cap is connected to a cooling and control unit with touch-screen prompts. A liquid coolant circulates throughout the silicone cap, delivering consistent and controlled cooling to all areas of the scalp. The cap is fitted to the head, and the temperature of the scalp is lowered, resulting in vasoconstriction with reduced delivery of chemotherapy to the scalp, as well as reduced cellular uptake of drugs due to decreased intra follicular metabolic rate. These factors together reduce the risk of chemotherapy-induced hair loss.

Lund, Sweden - February 13, 2017

Media Contacts:
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About Dignitana AB (publ)
Dignitana is a Swedish public company, based in Lund, and manufacturer of the medical cooling device DigniCap®. Dignitana AB is listed on the OMX Nasdaq First North stock exchange and has appointed Erik Penser Bank as Certified Advisor. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Dignitana, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Dignitana AB. For more information visit www.dignitana.com.

About Memorial Sloan Kettering
We are the world's oldest and largest private cancer center, home to more than 14,000 physicians, scientists, nurses, and staff united by a relentless dedication to conquering cancer. As an independent institution, we combine 130 years of research and clinical leadership with the freedom to provide highly individualized, exceptional care to each patient. And our always-evolving educational programs continue to train new leaders in the field, here and around the world. For more information, go to www.mskcc.org.

Sysmex Europe GmbH to Transfer Management of All European Installations Of The DigniCap Scalp Cooling System Back to Dignitana AB

Lund, Sweden - 9th April 2018 - Dignitana AB, world leader in clinically superior scalp cooling technology, will assume the complete operation from Sysmex Europe GmbH of their DigniLife® scalp cooling division. The agreement is effective April 2018 and the transition with medical facilities will begin immediately.


Dignitana Publishes Annual Report for 2017

Lund, Sweden - 3 April 2018 - Dignitana AB hereby publishes the annual report for 2017. The annual report is attached to this press release and can be downloaded from the website www.dignitana.se. You can also order a printed version via investorrelations@dignitana.com.Note: This report is published in Swedish.


Notice of Annual General Meeting in Dignitana AB (publ) - correction

The shareholders of Dignitana AB (publ), 556730-5346, ("the Company") are hereby invited to attend the Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 24 April 2018 at 12.00 in the Company's premises, Traktorgränden 3, in Lund, Sweden.

This meeting had previously been scheduled for Thursday 26 April 2018 but will instead occur Tuesday 24 April 2018.


Notice of Annual General Meeting in Dignitana AB (publ)

The shareholders of Dignitana AB (publ), 556730-5346, ("the Company") are hereby invited to attend the Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 24 April 2018 at 12.00 in the Company's premises, Traktorgränden 3, in Lund, Sweden.

This meeting had previously been scheduled for Thursday 26 April 2018 but will instead occur Tuesday 24 April 2018.


Report from Extraordinary Shareholders Meeting on 16 March 2018

Dignitana AB, world leader in clinically superior scalp cooling technology, today held an extraordinary shareholders meeting at the company's office in Lund. In all scheduled actions the shareholders acted in accordance with the board's proposals. Below is a summary of the decisions.  


Dignitana Initiates Action with American Medical Association to Add CPT® Codes for Insurance Coverage of FDA-Cleared Scalp Cooling Medical Devices

Maker of the World's First FDA-Cleared Therapeutic for Reducing Chemotherapy-Induced Hair Loss Takes the Lead in Making Treatments More Widely Accessible for Women and Men Everywhere


Dignitana, Inc. Appoints Three Board Members in U.S. And Names James McKinney President and Chief Operating Officer

Lund, Sweden - 9 March 2018 - Dignitana AB, world leader in medical scalp cooling technology, today announced the appointment of Anette Cronström, Thomas Joyce and Thomas Kelly to the Board of Directors for Dignitana, Inc., which governs operations in the U.S. and met this week in Dallas, Texas


Notice of extraordinary shareholders meeting in Dignitana AB

The shareholders of Dignitana AB (publ), 556730-5346, ("the Company") are hereby invited to attend the Extraordinary Shareholders Meeting on Friday 16 March 2018 at 13.00 in the Company's premises, Traktorgränden 3, in Lund. 


Dignitana Announces Changes to Board of Directors

Dignitana AB, world leader in medical scalp cooling technology, today announces that three members of the Board of Directors are resigning and a slate of three new Directors has been proposed, subject to shareholder approval at a 16 March 2018 Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders.


Dignitana Publishes Year End Financial Report 2017

RESULTS AND FINANCIAL POSITION

Year-End Report - Summary

Dignitana is a medical technology company based in Lund, Sweden and publicly-traded on Nasdaq First North. The company produces the patented DigniCap® Scalp Cooling System to counteract chemotherapy-related hair loss and contribute to improved patient well-being and quality of life. The system provides continuous cooling with high efficacy, safety and acceptable patient comfort. DigniCap was the first scalp cooling system to receive FDA clearance and is the only system with an expanded indication to reduce the likelihood of chemotherapy-induced alopecia in cancer patients with solid tumors. In the pivotal trial it was concluded that The DigniCap Scalp Cooling System prevented hair loss in 66.3% of patients with breast cancer receiving adjuvant chemotherapy compared to the control group where all experienced significant hair loss. Dignitana has offices in Lund, Sweden, and operations are based in Dallas, Texas.


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