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Slide #71. Illumina, Inc. — Verinata Health, Inc.
Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN)
Verinata Health, Inc.
Illumina, Inc. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Verinata Health, Inc., a leading provider of non-invasive tests for the early identification of fetal chromosomal abnormalities, for consideration of $350 million plus up to $100 million in milestone payments through 2015. Upon completion of the acquisition, Illumina will have access to Verinata's verifi prenatal test, the broadest non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) available today for high-risk pregnancies, and to the most comprehensive intellectual property portfolio in the non-invasive prenatal test industry. As non-invasive prenatal testing is one of the most rapidly growing areas utilizing next-generation sequencing, Illumina is uniquely positioned to be at the forefront of providing superior prenatal testing options.
Illumina is engaged in sequencing- and array-based solutions for genetic and genomic analysis. Co. provides whole-genome sequencing, genotyping, noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT), and product support services. Using Co.'s services, customers can perform whole-genome sequencing projects and microarray projects (including large-scale genotyping studies and whole-genome association studies). Co. provides NIPT services through its partner laboratories that direct samples to Co. on a test send-out basis in its Clinical Laboratory Improvements Amendments-certified, College of Pathologists-accredited laboratory. Co. also provides support services to customers who have purchased its products.
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