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Business and Organization

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Business and Organization
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2012
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Business and Organization

Note 1 Business and Organization

We are a multi-national biopharmaceutical and diagnostics company that seeks to establish industry-leading positions in large and rapidly growing medical markets by leveraging our discovery, development and commercialization expertise and our novel and proprietary technologies. We are developing a range of solutions to diagnose, treat and prevent various conditions, including molecular diagnostics tests, laboratory developed tests, point-of-care tests, and proprietary pharmaceuticals and vaccines. We plan to commercialize these solutions on a global basis in large and high growth markets, including emerging markets.

We own established pharmaceutical platforms in Spain, Chile and Mexico, which are generating revenue and which we expect to generate positive cash flow and facilitate future market entry for our products currently in development. In addition, we recently established pharmaceutical operations in Brazil. We also operate a specialty active pharmaceutical ingredients (“APIs”) manufacturer in Israel, which we expect to play a valuable role in the development of our pipeline of molecules and compounds for our proprietary molecular diagnostic and therapeutic products. We operate a laboratory facility headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, which is certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (“CLIA”), has a strong presence in the U.S. urologic pathology market, and will provide us with a platform to commercialize certain of our novel diagnostics tests currently in development. We also own an interest in a biopharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets recombinant human health care biotechnology derived products in Israel and whose principal marketed product is a novel third generation Hepatitis B vaccine currently being commercialized in Israel, India and Hong Kong.

We are incorporated in Delaware and our principal executive offices are located in leased offices in Miami, Florida. We lease office and lab space in Jupiter and Miramar, Florida, which is where our molecular diagnostics research and development and oligonucleotide research and development operations are based, respectively. We lease office, manufacturing and warehouse space in Woburn, Massachusetts for our point-of-care diagnostics business, and in Nesher, Israel for our API business. We lease laboratory and office space in Nashville, Tennessee and Burlingame, California for our CLIA-certified laboratory business, and we lease office space in Bannockburn, Illinois, and Markham, Ontario and laboratory space in Toronto, Ontario for the Cytochroma business. Our Chilean operations are located in leased offices and warehouse facilities in Santiago. Our Mexican operations are based in owned offices, an owned manufacturing facility and a leased warehouse facility in Guadalajara. Our Spanish operations are based in owned offices in Barcelona and in an owned manufacturing facility in Banyoles.