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Business and Organization

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Business and Organization
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2013
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Business and Organization
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 point-of-care tests, molecular diagnostics tests, laboratory developed 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 Chile, Spain, Mexico, and Uruguay, 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 have also established pharmaceutical operations in Brazil. We own a specialty active pharmaceutical ingredients (“APIs”) manufacturer in Israel, which we expect will facilitate the development of our pipeline of molecules and compounds for our proprietary molecular diagnostic and therapeutic products. In the U.S., we own a laboratory certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988, as amended (“CLIA”), with a urologic focus that generates revenue and we expect will serve as a commercial platform for the U.S. launch of our next generation prostate cancer test to improve cancer risk stratification of patient candidates for prostate biopsy.
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, and Nes Ziona, Israel, which is where our molecular diagnostics research and development, oligonucleotide research and development and carboxyl terminal peptide 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 for our pharmaceutical business directed to chronic kidney disease (“CKD”). Our Chilean and Uruguayan operations are located in leased offices and warehouse facilities in Santiago and Montevideo, respectively. Our Mexican operations are based in owned offices, an owned manufacturing facility and a leased warehouse facility in Guadalajara and in leased offices in Mexico City. Our Spanish operations are based in owned offices in Barcelona, in an owned manufacturing facility in Banyoles and a leased warehouse facility in Palol de Revardit. Our Brazilian operations are located in leased offices in Sao Paulo.