Genoptix Enters into Agreement to Market and Distribute Rosetta Genomics’ Testing Services Worldwide
Genoptix will have exclusive distribution rights in the U.S. and non-exclusive rights in most geographies outside the U.S.
CARLSBAD, Calif., PHILADELPHIA and REHOVOT, Israel (March 13, 2018) – Genoptix, Inc., a leading oncology diagnostic laboratory, and Rosetta Genomics Ltd. (NASDAQ: ROSG), a genomic diagnostics company that improves treatment decisions by providing timely and accurate diagnostic information to physicians, jointly announce that they have entered into an exclusive marketing and distribution agreement under which Genoptix will market and sell Rosetta Genomics’ testing services offered out of its CLIA-certified lab based in Philadelphia, PA. Under this new agreement, Rosetta has appointed Genoptix as its exclusive distributor for these testing services in the U.S. and as non-exclusive distributor outside the U.S. in those geographies where Rosetta does not already have an exclusive distribution arrangement. Rosetta can itself still offer and sell these services both in the U.S. and outside the U.S. Under the terms of this agreement, Rosetta will pay Genoptix a percentage of the revenue received by Rosetta from those samples that are processed in Rosetta’s lab and result directly from the selling efforts of Genoptix.
“We are excited to be partnering with Genoptix and to have their much larger commercial resources being leveraged against the commercial opportunities represented by our assays, especially RosettaGX Reveal™,” stated Kenneth A. Berlin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rosetta Genomics.
“We continue to believe that the Rosetta technology and assays are of high value to physicians in helping to determine optimal treatment regimens for their patients, and we also believe that these assays are a strong addition to the Genoptix portfolio. This marketing and distribution agreement will help ensure that the Reveal test and other tests will be supported commercially, uninterrupted, through the completion of the merger, hopefully through a positive shareholder vote or via alternate scenarios as well.” said Joseph M. Limber, President and Chief Executive Officer of Genoptix.
About Rosetta Genomics
Rosetta is pioneering the field of molecular diagnostics by offering rapid and accurate diagnostic information that enables physicians to make more timely and informed treatment decisions to improve patient care. Rosetta has developed a portfolio of unique diagnostic solutions for oncologists, endocrinologists, cytopathologists and other specialists to help them deliver better care to their patients. RosettaGX Reveal™, a Thyroid microRNA Classifier for classifying indeterminate thyroid nodules, as well as the full RosettaGX® portfolio of cancer testing services are commercially available through the Company’s Philadelphia, PA CAP-accredited, CLIA-certified lab.
About Genoptix, Inc.
Genoptix is a leading clinical oncology laboratory specializing in hematology and solid tumors, and operates one of the largest hematopathology centers in the U.S. It provides personalized and comprehensive diagnostic services to hematologists, oncologists and pathologists, with a specialization in diagnosing cancers and disorders in bone marrow, blood and lymph nodes, as well as in solid tumor workups using molecular testing. Through an integrated approach to case management, Genoptix delivers individualized, actionable results for each patient to help the referring physician make the best treatment decision. For more information, please visit www.genoptix.com.
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