(Oslo and Hercules, Calif., 28 November 2016) Genetic Analysis (GA) and Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., a global provider of life science research and clinical diagnostic products, today announced that they have signed an agreement in which Genetic Analysis will receive an equity investment from Bio-Rad in exchange for commercialization rights, in certain territories, for Genetic Analysis’s GA-map™ technology to detect gut dysbiosis. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
The patented GA-map™ technology is used as an aide in the diagnosis and management of irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease.
Dysbiosis is a microbial imbalance or maladaptation on or inside the body and is most commonly reported as a condition in the digestive tract. It has been associated with illnesses, such as inflammatory bowel disease and other chronic diseases.
“We are delighted to be linking up with Bio-Rad, a major force for innovation in in vitro diagnostic testing,” said Ronny Hermansen, CEO of Genetic Analysis. We believe that this collaboration will accelerate the penetration of the GA tests into routine healthcare as the importance of the microbiome in major diseases becomes increasingly recognised.”
“We welcome the opportunity to partner with Genetic Analysis,” said Norman Schwartz, Bio-Rad President and CEO. “With the GA-map technology, we can offer products to analyze the microbiome associated with gut dysbiosis, which affects the quality of life of many patients around the world and can result in serious health problems.”
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About Genetic Analysis
Genetic Analysis has developed and launched the first gene-based routine test for the mapping and aide in
diagnosis of diseases related to dysbiosis and imbalances in the bacteria in the digestive system. The company
markets the GA-map™ technology to three market segments: commercial routine testing, pharma companies
and the research market. Genetic Analysis was established in 2008 and is based on research done by Professor
Knut Rudi at Norwegian University of Life Sciences, NMBU and Nofima Mat in Ås. www.genetic-analysis.com
Genetic Analysis AS, Postboks 243 Økern, 0510 OSLO, Norway Tel: +47 48 32 16 10 email@example.com
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE: BIO and BIOb) develops, manufactures, and markets a broad range of
innovative products and solutions for the life science research and clinical diagnostic markets. The company is
renowned for its commitment to quality and customer service among university and research institutions,
hospitals, public health and commercial laboratories, as well as the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and food
safety industries. Founded in 1952, Bio-Rad is based in Hercules, California, and serves more than 100,000
research and health care industry customers through its global network of operations. The company employs
more than 8,000 people worldwide and had revenues exceeding $2 billion in 2015. For more information, please
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