GenMark and Advanced Liquid Logic Enter into Agreement to Develop an All-Electronic Fully Integrated Diagnostic Platform
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- GenMark Diagnostics, Inc. (GNMK), (NASDAQ: GNMK) and Advanced Liquid Logic, Inc. (ALL) announced today that they have entered into a Heads of Agreement defining the key terms of a collaboration to develop an all-electronic, fully integrated in-vitro diagnostic platform bringing together ALLs proprietary electrowetting technology and GenMarks proprietary electrochemical detection.
This partnership will allow us to leverage both companies unique technologies and know-how, to deliver a digital sample-to-answer in-vitro diagnostic platform, said Hany Massarany, President and CEO of GenMark Diagnostic. Our initial focus on multiplex molecular testing will be followed by efforts in other areas of diagnostics including protein detection and point-of-care testing, as we redefine industry standards for performance, reliability and ease of use with even the most complex of assays.
We are excited to be working with the GenMark team and technology, said Richard West, President and CEO of Advanced Liquid Logic. We bring a unique capability in comprehensive, electronically-driven sample preparation and we expect that it will integrate well with GenMarks eSensor® detection technology. This further validates that the fluid-handling flexibility of our platform can be integrated with multiple types of detection for a wide range of applications.
About GenMark Diagnostics, Inc.
GenMark Diagnostics is a leading provider of automated, multiplex molecular diagnostic testing systems that detect and measure DNA and RNA targets to diagnose disease and optimize patient treatment. Utilizing GenMark's proprietary eSensor® detection technology, GenMark's eSensor® XT-8 system is designed to support a broad range of molecular diagnostic tests with a compact, easy-to-use workstation and self-contained, disposable test cartridges. GenMark currently markets three tests that are FDA cleared for IVD use: Cystic Fibrosis Genotyping Test, Warfarin Sensitivity Test, and Thrombophilia Risk Test. A Respiratory Viral Panel (RVP) has been submitted to the FDA for 510(k) clearance. A number of other tests, including HCV Genotyping and 2C19, versions of which are available for research use only, and KRAS, are in development for IVD use. For more information, visit www.genmarkdx.com.
About Advanced Liquid Logic, Inc.
Advanced Liquid Logic is pioneering the next generation of microfluidics Digital Microfluidics with easy-to-use, cost-effective products in newborn screening and genomics sample preparation. Advanced Liquid Logic, a rapidly growing and profitable, privately-held company, also has products in development addressing in-vitro diagnostics and other markets. The Companys proprietary Digital Microfluidics enables precise and flexible manipulation of microdroplets using electrical fields. Advanced Liquid Logic is headquartered in Durham, NC with additional facilities in Grenoble, France. For more information please visit www.liquid-logic.com
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This press release includes forward-looking statements regarding events, trends and business prospects, which may affect our future operating results and financial position. Such statements, including, but not limited to, those regarding continued growth in sales of our diagnostic tests, the expansion of our diagnostic test menu, the development and functionality of our products and the continued development of our technology, are all subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual performance, operating results and financial position to differ materially. Some of these risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks related to our history of operating losses, our ability to successfully commercialize our products, the need for further financing and our ability to access the necessary additional capital for our business, inherent risk and uncertainty in the protection intellectual property rights, ability to maintain gross margins, regulatory uncertainties regarding approval or clearance for our products, as well as other risks and uncertainties described under the "Risk Factors" in our public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We assume no responsibility to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events, trends or circumstances after the date they are made.
GenMark Diagnostics, Inc.
Hany Massarany, 760-448-4300
President and Chief Executive Officer
Source: GenMark Diagnostics, Inc.Copyright Business Wire 2012