Yourgene Health plc
(“Yourgene” or the “Group” or the “Company”)
UKHSA contract award
Contract for the provision of the genetic sequencing services
Manchester, UK – 14 December 2021: Yourgene (AIM: YGEN), a leading international molecular diagnostics group, announces that Yourgene Genomic Services (‘YGS’) has been awarded a contract for the provision of genetic sequencing services by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), running until 31 March 2022.
The contract for the provision of sequencing services is the second contract awarded to the Group this year under the Public Health England National Microbiology Framework Agreement and will use Yourgene’s high throughput automated sequencing services testing laboratory in Citylabs 1.0, Manchester.
Lyn Rees, Chief Executive Officer, commented: “We are thrilled to be supporting the Government’s COVID-19 testing programme, following on from the successful NHS Test and Trace Programme for COVID-19 testing contract we secured in August this year. The repeat business demonstrates the quality of services and testing facilities we offer at our laboratory in Manchester. Actual value for this contract will depend on the services purchased, with no committed spend at this moment in time, but we look forward to updating shareholders on the progress over time.”
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About Yourgene Health
Yourgene Health is an international molecular diagnostics group which develops integrated genomic technologies and services enabling genomic medicine. 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.
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