CombiMatrix Announces Distribution Agreement with
Universal Diagnostic Laboratories for Miscarriage Analysis Testing
Agreement expands access to CombiMatrix’s test for women in the state of California
IRVINE and VAN NUYS, Calif. (August 10, 2016) – CombiMatrix Corporation (NASDAQ: CBMX), a family health molecular diagnostics company specializing in DNA-based reproductive health and pediatric testing services, announces that Universal Diagnostic Laboratories will market and distribute CombiMatrix’s chromosomal microarray miscarriage analysis test for the evaluation of multiple pregnancy loss in both Northern and Southern California. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
“This is another example of leveraging channel partners to augment our direct sales team’s efforts in expanding the distribution of our tests,” said Mark McDonough, President and Chief Executive Officer of CombiMatrix. “Our miscarriage analysis test is now more accessible to women in our home state of California. We are pleased to partner with Universal Diagnostics Laboratories, which shares our commitment to high-touch, personalized service and excellent turnaround times.”
“This agreement demonstrates execution on a key aspect of our business strategy by expanding our portfolio of molecular diagnostics focused on women’s health,” said Michael Mosunic, President and Chief Operating Officer of Universal Diagnostic Laboratories. “Importantly, this test provides valuable information to women and their families about the reasons behind multiple miscarriages. We are particularly excited about the CombiMatrix test as chromosomal microarray analysis has shown to have superior diagnostic attributes over karyotyping for recurrent pregnancy loss.”
About Universal Diagnostic Laboratories
Universal Diagnostic Laboratories, Inc. is a cutting-edge, full-service reference and esoteric laboratory with a focus in women and men’s health testing. The company is dedicated and committed to accuracy, efficiency and comprehensive high-quality services to the physicians, communities and patients throughout California. Personalized service, excellent turnaround time, and easily interpretable reports are key elements of what differentiates the business. The company was founded in 1988 and is based in Van Nuys, Calif. Additional information is available at http://www.udlab.com.
About CombiMatrix Corporation
CombiMatrix Corporation provides valuable molecular diagnostic solutions and comprehensive clinical support to foster the highest quality in patient care. CombiMatrix specializes in pre-implantation genetic diagnostics and screening, miscarriage analysis, prenatal and pediatric diagnostics, offering DNA-based testing for the detection of genetic abnormalities beyond what can be identified through traditional methodologies. CombiMatrix performs genetic testing utilizing a variety of advanced cytogenomic techniques, including next generation sequencing, chromosomal microarray, standardized and customized fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and high-resolution karyotyping. CombiMatrix is dedicated to providing high-level clinical support for healthcare professionals in order to help them incorporate the results of complex genetic testing into patient-centered medical decision making. Additional information about CombiMatrix is available at www.combimatrix.com or by calling (800) 710-0624.
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