OPKO’s GeneDx Presenting on a Number of Topics at the 2016 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- OPKO Health, Inc. announced today that its GeneDx subsidiary and business unit has been selected to give 11 platform talks and 18 poster presentations on a range of genetics-related topics at the 2016 American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) Annual Meeting. These presentations support GeneDx’s position as an industry leader in the wider genomics industry.

Marc Grodman MD, CEO of BioReference/GeneDX states, “We are honored to have such a large number of presentations accepted at this year’s ACMG meeting and believe the depth and scope of our contributions demonstrate not only our commitment in expanding the scope of our genomic testing but also a meaningful contribution to enrich the scientific community at large.”

This year’s presentations cover a range of topics ranging from inherited cancer testing to whole exome sequencing. Some of GeneDx’s featured presentations at the meeting include:

  • GeneDx’s experience from the first 100 XomeDxXpress cases performed for patients in critical care including diagnostic yield and how the results impacted medical management;
  • The potential use of Whole Exome Sequencing for fetal anomalies and fetal demise;
  • The detection of mosaic variants in genes causing germline neurodevelopmental disorders, such as epilepsy;
  • Multiple talks describing genes that have recently been associated with neurodevelopmental delay, either as a new gene-disease association or as an expansion of a previously described clinical phenotype.

For a complete list of GeneDx’s platform presentations and posters, please visit the GeneDx website http://www.genedx.com/acmg2016/ or stop by and visit booth #413 at the 2016 ACMG conference to learn more.

Over the last several years, GeneDx has been striving to better understand the genetic causes of autism and intellectual disability through research and its robust Whole Exome Sequencing program, perhaps best demonstrated by several of the company’s presentations at this year’s ACMG annual meeting. Based on this increased understanding and knowledge, GeneDx is proud to announce the launch of its Autism/Intellectual Disability (ID) Xpanded Panel. This is a dynamic testing panel analyzing approximately 2,000 genes that have been associated with autism, intellectual disability and/or developmental delay.

To learn more about GeneDx’s complete list of testing options, please visit www.genedx.com or email genedx@genedx.com.

About OPKO Health, Inc.:

OPKO Health, Inc. is a diversified healthcare company that seeks to establish industry-leading positions in large, rapidly growing markets. Our diagnostics business includes Bio-Reference Laboratories, the nation's third-largest clinical laboratory with a core genetic testing business and a 420-person sales force to drive growth and leverage new products, including the 4Kscore® prostate cancer test and the Claros®1 in-office immunoassay platform. Our pharmaceutical business features Rayaldee™, a treatment for SHPT in stage 3-4 CKD patients with vitamin D insufficiency (March 29, 2016 PDUFA date) and VARUBI™ for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (oral formulation launched by partner Tesaro, IV formulation in Phase 3). Our biologics business includes hGH-CTP, a once-weekly human growth hormone injection (in Phase 3 and partnered with Pfizer), and a long-acting Factor VIIa drug for hemophilia (entering Phase 2a). We also have production and distribution assets worldwide, multiple strategic investments and an active business development strategy. More information is available at www.opko.com.

About GeneDx:

GeneDx is a world leader in Genomics with an acknowledged expertise in rare and ultra rare genetic disorders, as well as one of the broadest menus of sequencing services available among commercial laboratories. GeneDx provides testing to patients and their families in more than 55 countries. To learn more, please visit www.genedx.com.

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