Veracyte to Acquire HalioDx for Global Cancer Diagnostics Growth
Fueling growth by enabling IVD test development and manufacturing, deepening scientific capabilities and expanding cancer diagnostics scope to 8 of the 10 top cancers in the U.S.
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Veracyte, Inc. (Nasdaq: VCYT) today announced it has reached the terms of an agreement to acquire HalioDx in a transaction to further accelerate growth and strengthen Veracyte’s global leadership in cancer diagnostics.
“The acquisition of HalioDx will further enable our long-term growth by providing key strategic capabilities to help us to execute on our powerful vision of improving outcomes for patients all over the world at every step of their journey,” said Bonnie Anderson, Veracyte’s executive chairwoman. “Our prior strategic acquisitions brought exclusive global access to a best-in-class diagnostic platform and a significantly expanded cancer testing menu. We believe HalioDx will help fuel our global growth by accelerating IVD test development and manufacturing operations in Europe and by expanding our scientific expertise into the emerging immuno-oncology field. Additionally, their commercial-stage colon cancer immune response test will broaden our testing menu to 8 of the top 10 cancers.”
HalioDx is an immuno-oncology diagnostics company providing oncologists and drug development organizations with first-in-class diagnostic products and services to guide cancer care and contribute to precision medicine. The company provides a unique range of immune assessment solutions, including its flagship Immunoscore® assay for assessing the immune contexture of a tumor as a key determinant of patients’ outcomes and response to cancer treatments. HalioDx has developed a unique biopharma partnering ecosystem for the identification of clinically relevant biomarker signatures, the demonstration of their utility in clinical trials and the development and commercialization of resulting IVD and companion diagnostic tests. The company operates CLIA-certified laboratories in the United States and France, as well as a manufacturing facility in France that develops, manufactures, and distributes in vitro diagnostic clinical products.
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