Yourgene Health plc
(“Yourgene Health” or the “Company”)
Manchester, UK – 23 October 2020: Yourgene Health (AIM: YGEN), a leading international molecular diagnostics group, announces that it has received notification from the Care Quality Commission (“CQC”) that the Company’s facilities at Citylabs 1.0 in Manchester are now a second registered location from which to perform diagnostics and screening procedures.
The extension of the Company’s current CQC registration allows NIPT testing greater flexibility to operate from both Yourgene Health locations in Manchester, and confirms that the Company’s COVID-19 testing services meet the demanding standards of the CQC. As announced on 28 September 2020, the launch of Yourgene Genomic Services consolidates the Company’s established NIPT and rapidly growing COVID-19 testing services in Manchester and this accreditation supports this strategy. The CQC registration supports the Company’s continued scale up in capacity for COVID-19 testing for both private and public market segments.
The CQC is an independent regulator of health and social care in England and ensures, amongst other things, that services are safe, high-quality, effective and meet legal standards.
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About Yourgene Health
Yourgene Health is an international molecular diagnostics group which develops and commercialises genetic products and services. The group works in partnership with global leaders in DNA technology to advance diagnostic science.
Yourgene primarily develops, manufactures, and commercialises simple and accurate molecular diagnostic solutions, for reproductive health, precision medicine and now infectious diseases. The Group’s flagship products include non-invasive prenatal tests (NIPT) for Down’s Syndrome and other genetic disorders, Cystic Fibrosis screening tests, invasive rapid aneuploidy tests, and a recent extension into the oncology space with DPYD genotyping.
The launch of Yourgene Genomic Services has enabled Yourgene to offer a global laboratory service network equipped to be a full life-cycle partner for clinical, research and pharmaceutical organisations to support partners at the preclinical, clinical, and post-market stages to develop, manufacture, obtain regulatory approval and commercialise new products and services. In addition, Yourgene Genomic Services offers an NIPT and high throughput COVID testing service.
In August 2020, Yourgene acquired Coastal Genomics, Inc., a sample preparation technology company based in Vancouver, Canada, enabling the Company to extend its offering and IP portfolio in the DNA sample preparation sector. The acquisition increased Yourgene’s geographical penetration into the US and Canada, supplementing existing coverage in the UK, Europe, MEA and Asia.
Yourgene Health is headquartered in Manchester, UK with offices in Taipei, Singapore, the US and Canada, and is listed on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market under the ticker “YGEN”. For more information visit www.yourgene-health.com and follow us on twitter @Yourgene_Health.