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ChromaDex Prepared to Proceed with Patent Infringement Action Against Elysium Health
ChromaDex to move forward with patent infringement action, following unsuccessful challenge by Elysium Health during Inter Partes Review (IPR)

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ChromaDex Corp. (NASDAQ:CDXC) today reported the rejection of Elysium Health Inc.’s challenge to Claim 2 of U.S. Patent No. 8,383,086 ("the '086 patent") by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.  ChromaDex reported on January 22, 2018 that the PTAB denied Elysium’s request to invalidate U.S. Patent No. 8,197,807 (“the 807 patent”).   The 086 and 807 patents, which ChromaDex licenses from the Trustees of Dartmouth College, cover compositions comprising nicotinamide riboside.  

Elysium Health Inc. filed its petitions requesting inter partes review (IPR) of the 086 and 807 patents on July 17, 2017.

ChromaDex (along with the Trustees of Dartmouth College) is now prepared to proceed with the patent infringement action against Elysium Health pending in the US District Court in Delaware brought by the parties under both the 086 and 807 patents.

ChromaDex holds a robust global patent portfolio of 20 patents covering the production and distribution of NIAGEN® (nicotinamide riboside).

About ChromaDex:
ChromaDex Corp. is a consumer-facing biotechnology company devoted to improving the way people age. ChromaDex scientists partner with leading universities and research institutions worldwide to uncover the full potential of NAD and identify and develop novel, science-based ingredients. Its flagship ingredient, NIAGEN® nicotinamide riboside, sold directly to consumers as TRU NIAGEN®, is backed with clinical and scientific research, as well as extensive IP protection. TRU NIAGEN® is helping the world AGE BETTER®. ChromaDex maintains a website at www.chromadex.com to which ChromaDex regularly posts copies of its press releases as well as additional and financial information about the Company.

Forward-Looking Statements:
This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Statements that are not a description of historical facts constitute forward-looking statements and may often, but not always, be identified by the use of such words as "expects", "anticipates", "intends", "estimates", "plans", "potential", "possible", "probable", "believes", "seeks", "may", "will", "should", "could" or the negative of such terms or other similar expressions. More detailed information about ChromaDex and the risk factors that may affect the realization of forward-looking statements is set forth in ChromaDex’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2017, ChromaDex's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other filings submitted by ChromaDex to the SEC, copies of which may be obtained from the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof, and actual results may differ materially from those suggested by these forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement and ChromaDex undertakes no obligation to revise or update this release to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof. ChromaDex provided research materials and a portion of the grant funding as a collaborator for the study.

ChromaDex Media Contact:
Alex Worsham, Director of Strategic Partnerships
949-648-3775
alexw@chromadex.com

ChromaDex Investor Relations Contact:
Brianna Gerber, Sr. Director of FP&A and Investor Relations
949-344-3782
briannag@chromadex.com

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