AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vermillion, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRML), a leading molecular diagnostics company, has engaged Liolios Group to lead a new investor relations and financial communications program. "Given the increasing adoption of our FDA approved OVA1® blood test and the recent positive results from our peripheral artery disease (PAD) blood test study, Vermillion has made solid progress since the beginning of the year," said Gail Page, president and CEO of Vermillion. "It has now become especially important for a team of experienced IR professionals like Liolios Group to help us effectively communicate this message to our shareholders and raise awareness of Vermillion in the investment community. Liolios Group brings to us a proven track record of assisting emerging growth companies -- particularly bio-tech and diagnostic-- in building quality, long-term relationships with investors, analysts, money managers and institutions." Liolios Group has begun to collaborate with Vermillion management to refine and deliver the company's message. Liolios Group will schedule a number of conference calls, road shows, and financial conferences over the next several months, targeting key investors and influencers in the financial community. For additional information about Vermillion, contact Liolios Group at 949-574-3860 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. About Vermillion Vermillion, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRML) is dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of novel high-value diagnostic tests that help physicians diagnose, treat and improve outcomes for patients. Vermillion, along with its prestigious scientific collaborators, has diagnostic programs in oncology, hematology, cardiology and women's health. Additional information about Vermillion can be found at www.vermillion.com. About Liolios Group Liolios Group, Inc. is a highly selective and comprehensive investor relations firm specializing in small and micro-cap companies. Liolios Group aims to deliver superior performance in corporate messaging and positioning, investor awareness, analyst and financial press coverage, and capital attraction. Founded in 1996 in Newport Beach, California, Liolios Group's senior partners each have more than 16 years of experience in finance and investments, and have represented more than 120 companies in a wide range of industries. For more information about Liolios Group, go to www.liolios.com. Forward-Looking Statement: Certain matters discussed in this press release contain forward-looking statements that involve significant risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding Vermillion's plans, objectives, expectations and intentions. These forward-looking statements are based on Vermillion's current expectations. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a "safe harbor" for such forward-looking statements. In order to comply with the terms of the safe harbor, Vermillion notes that a variety of factors could cause actual results and experience to differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to materially differ include but are not limited to: (1) uncertainty as to Vermillion's ability to protect and promote its proprietary technology; (2) Vermillion's lack of a lengthy track record successfully developing and commercializing diagnostic products; (3) uncertainty as to whether Vermillion will be able to obtain any required regulatory approval of its future diagnostic products; (4) uncertainty of the size of market for its existing diagnostic tests or future diagnostic products, including the risk that its products will not be competitive with products offered by other companies, or that users will not be entitled to receive adequate reimbursement for its products from third party payors such as private insurance companies and government insurance plans; (5) uncertainty that Vermillion will successfully license or otherwise successfully partner with third parties to commercialize its future products; (6) uncertainty whether the trading in Vermillion's stock will become significantly less liquid; and (7) other factors that might be described from time to time in Vermillion's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All information in this press release is as of the date of this report, and Vermillion expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any such statements to reflect any change in Vermillion's expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based, unless required by law.