Labcorp strengthens oncology leadership position with the addition of Personal Genome Diagnostics, a provider of comprehensive liquid biopsy and tissue-based genomic products and services
Broader Access to Innovative Diagnostics Improves Patient Outcomes and Accelerates Clinical Trials
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The addition of PGDx and its technology complements and accelerates Labcorp’s existing liquid biopsy capabilities and expands Labcorp’s leading oncology portfolio of next-generation sequencing (NGS)-based genomic profiling capabilities, positioning
“Labcorp’s leadership and scale in diagnostic testing and drug development, coupled with PGDx’s innovative technology and suite of capabilities, will accelerate access to personalized treatments for cancer patients globally,” said
Under the terms of the agreement,
PGDx’s centralized and decentralized offerings will enhance the scalability of the technology and support long-term growth across Labcorp’s oncology portfolio, while also enabling
Next-generation sequencing, including liquid biopsy, represents the future of treatment and response monitoring in people with cancer. Liquid biopsy testing can also eliminate the need for an invasive biopsy procedure, reducing costs and improving patient outcomes. When combined with cutting-edge data analysis capabilities, NGS is the most advanced technology in the field today for identifying the best therapy available for each patient. As more cancer patients gain access to NGS testing,
Overall demand for noninvasive tumor profiling and therapeutic response monitoring is expected to grow significantly—largely attributable to technological advances in the identification of biomarkers utilizing NGS, applicability to companion diagnostics and immuno-oncology solutions, and widespread government support.
“We share Labcorp’s vision of improving health care decisions and outcomes through science, data and a continued commitment to innovation,” said
The acquisition of PGDx is the latest development in Labcorp’s long-standing commitment to integrate precision medicine into its comprehensive offering of oncology solutions.
PGDx 2021 revenues are expected to be approximately
The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals, including under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2022. Hogan Lovells and
Since its founding in 2010, PGDx has empowered the fight against cancer by unlocking actionable information from the genome to drive biomarker informed treatment plans. The PGDx elio™ portfolio of tissue-based and liquid biopsy comprehensive genomic solutions enable personalized care for all patients by bringing precision oncology testing to where they are. PGDx was established by researchers from
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This press release contains forward-looking statements, including but not limited to statements with respect to the transaction, the growth prospects of tumor profiling and therapeutic response monitoring generally, the growth prospects of PGDx’s technology specifically and the anticipated benefits of the transaction when combined with
Each of the forward-looking statements is subject to change based on various important factors, many of which are beyond the company’s control, including without limitation, the risk that the transaction may not be completed in a timely manner or at all; expected timing to closing; the failure to satisfy the conditions to closing the transaction, including the receipt of certain regulatory approvals; the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstance that could give rise to the termination of the transaction agreement; the company’s ability to implement its plans, forecasts and other expectations with respect to PGDx’s technology after completion of the proposed transaction; the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the company’s business and financial condition and on general economic, business, and market conditions; the company’s ability (or inability) to execute on its plans to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, competitive actions and other unforeseen changes and general uncertainties in the marketplace; changes in government regulations; customer purchasing decisions, including changes in payer regulations or policies; other adverse actions of governmental and third-party payers; changes in testing guidelines or recommendations; federal, state, and local government responses to the COVID-19 pandemic; the effect of public opinion on the company’s reputation; adverse results in material litigation matters; the impact of changes in tax laws and regulations; failure to maintain or develop customer relationships; the company’s ability to develop or acquire new products and adapt to technological changes; failure in information technology, systems or data security; adverse weather conditions; the number of revenue days in a financial period; employee relations; personnel costs; and the effect of exchange rate fluctuations. These factors, in some cases, have affected and in the future (together with other factors) could affect the company’s ability to implement the company’s business strategy and actual results could differ materially from those suggested by these forward-looking statements. As a result, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements.
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