CareDx Completes Expansion of CLIA Laboratory With Next-Generation Sequencing Platform Capability

BRISBANE, Calif., Nov. 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CareDx, Inc. (Nasdaq:CDNA), a molecular diagnostics company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of clinically differentiated, high-value diagnostic surveillance solutions for transplant recipients, announced the expansion to their CLIA lab specifically designed for clinical-grade next-generation sequencing (NGS) testing in Brisbane, CA.

This new laboratory space has been established to support a pipeline of products that target donor-derived cell-free DNA (dd-cfDNA) for the surveillance of transplant recipients. The expanded facility also includes a state-of-the-art laboratory information management system containing best-in-class NGS bioinformatics and CareDx customized software modules.

Mitch Nelles, PhD, Chief Operating Officer at CareDx, commented, "I am delighted with the progress we made. This expanded CLIA laboratory is a significant step forward for us. Our teams have worked extremely hard to establish clinical-grade sequencing while at the same time designing an optimal physical space. We are now able to offer the latest genomic technologies for our growing pipeline of assays dedicated to improvement in transplant patient management. This expansion of our CLIA laboratory is an exciting milestone in our continued commitment to patient care."

About CareDx

CareDx, Inc., based in Brisbane, California, is a molecular diagnostics company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of clinically differentiated, high-value, non-invasive diagnostic surveillance solutions for transplant recipients. The Company has commercialized AlloMap®, a gene expression test that aids clinicians in identifying heart transplant recipients with stable graft function who have a low probability of moderate/severe acute cellular rejection. CareDx is also pursuing the development of additional products for post-transplant monitoring of other solid organs that use a variety of technologies, including next generation sequencing, to detect donor-derived cell-free DNA to monitor the health of organs after transplantation. For more information, please visit:

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