VolitionRx Appoints Dr. Edward Futcher to Board of Directors

Appointment to help guide Company's strategic direction ahead of EU and U.S. market entry of NuQ® blood tests

NAMUR, Belgium, June 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- VolitionRx Limited (NYSE MKT: VNRX), today announced the appointment of Dr. Edward Futcher to the Company's Board of Directors as a Non-Executive Director, effective June 23, 2016.Dr. Futcher was also appointed to the Company's Audit, Compensation and Nominations and Governance Committees.  As a non-executive member of the Company's Board, Dr. Futcher will provide independent expertise and strategic counsel to VolitionRx in connection with the planned commercialization of its NuQ® blood-based diagnostic platform in Europe later this year and the U.S. thereafter.

Dr. Futcher holds a B.Sc. in Physics and a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of London and has extensive experience in engineering and management in high technology companies.  Since 1997, Dr. Futcher has held non-executive directorships at a variety of private companies. He co-founded Azima, Inc. in 2003, a company that provides advanced machine diagnosis to large industrial facilities and, from 2003 to 2008, served as its Vice President of Engineering. Prior to that, from 1997 to 2003, Dr. Futcher served as Vice President of Technology at interWAVE Communications International Ltd., a company providing GSM and CDMA cellular infrastructure equipment, and from 1997 to 1999 he also served as interWAVE's Vice President of Engineering.  From 1994 to 1997, Dr. Futcher was Director of Engineering at Tellabs, Inc.

VolitionRx Chief Executive Officer Cameron Reynolds, commented, "We are thrilled to have Dr. Futcher on our Board. His extensive corporate background and expertise in dynamic and fast-growing commercial organizations will make him a valuable asset and resource as we prepare for the launch of our NuQ® blood-based colorectal cancer tests first in Europe, expected later this year, followed by planned entry into the U.S."

Dr. Futcher added, "I believe that VolitionRx represents a novel opportunity to radically improve how cancer is detected and treated. I am excited for the opportunity to join VolitionRx's already strong leadership team. VolitionRx's NuQ® blood tests allow for early cancer detection through a single drop of blood, which is significantly less invasive than other diagnostic tests used in the clinic. In addition to patients worldwide, I look forward to working for the benefit of our shareholders with the planned commercial launches in Europe and the U.S."

Results from clinical trials demonstrating the effectiveness of VolitionRx's NuQ® biomarker assays include:

Colorectal cancer and pre-cancerous colorectal adenomas

Pancreatic cancer

Prostate Cancer

Lung cancer

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

About VolitionRx

VolitionRx is a life sciences company focused on developing diagnostic tests for cancer and other conditions. The tests are based on the science of Nucleosomics®, which is the practice of identifying and measuring nucleosomes in the bloodstream or other bodily fluid -- an indication that disease is present.

VolitionRx's goal is to make the tests as common and simple to use, for both patients and doctors, as existing diabetic and cholesterol blood tests. VolitionRx's research and development activities are currently centered in Belgium as the company focuses on bringing its diagnostic products to market first in Europe, then in the U.S. and ultimately, worldwide.

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Media Contacts

Louise Day, VolitionRx
+44 (0) 7557 774620

Kirsten Thomas, The Ruth Group
+1 (508) 280-6592

Investor Contacts

Scott Powell, VolitionRx 
+1 (646) 650-1351

Lee Roth, The Ruth Group
+1 (646) 536-7012

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