Cambridge, MA, USA & Rostock, Berlin, GERMANY, April 23, 2020 – Centogene N.V. (Nasdaq: CNTG), a commercial-stage company focused on rare diseases that transforms real-world clinical and genetic data into actionable information for patients, physicians and pharmaceutical companies, announced today a corporate update and reported its financial results for the year ended December 31, 2019.
- €48.8 million in revenues, 21% increase compared to the year ended December 31, 2018, with approximately 51% growth in revenues in the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2019 as compared to the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2018
- 28 new pharmaceutical collaborations and 76 total active/completed collaborations as of December 31, 2019 with 39 pharmaceutical partners covering over 45 rare diseases
- Over 133,000 order requests received in the year ended December 31, 2019, more than 27% increase as compared to the previous year
- Continued expansion of global proprietary rare disease platform with over 2.5 billion weighted data points, from approximatively 500,000 patients representing 120 different countries
- Received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) for Biorepository in Rostock, Germany, the first biorepository outside the U.S. to receive such accreditation
- 58 total biomarker programs, of which 14 biomarkers covering eight rare diseases have completed their development
“2019 was a pivotal year in CENTOGENE’s evolution during which we made significant progress towards our goal of becoming a global leader in providing molecular insights in order to accelerate drug development for rare diseases and guide patient stratification, identification, and monitoring,” said Prof. Arndt Rolfs, CEO of CENTOGENE. “Our 21% increase in revenue in the year ended December 31, 2019 was driven by the continuous strong growth of our Pharma segment, which saw nine new partners and 28 new collaborations throughout different stages of orphan drug development, from target discovery to commercialization. We were particularly pleased to form a partnership with Pfizer to identify novel targets using our CentoMD® and CentoPharma® and to expand our partnership with Shire (a subsidiary of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited), which further demonstrates the recognition by the pharmaceutical industry of our unsurpassed knowledge in rare diseases and the value of our global proprietary rare disease platform. The strong financial and operational performance in 2019 provides us with a solid foundation for our business, and we look forward to leveraging the proceeds from our initial public offering in the U.S. to continue to invest in key growth areas.”
Prof. Rolfs continued, “Furthermore, given the COVID-19 pandemic, CENTOGENE has taken a series of actions aimed at safeguarding the Company’s employees and business associates, including implementing a work-from-home policy for the majority of our employees. As part of the Company’s initiative to help local, national, and international authorities in their efforts to diagnose cases of COVID-19, we decided to leverage our broad medical knowledge and technical equipment to begin testing for COVID-19 in March 2020.”
In April 2020, CENTOGENE announced the opening of a laboratory in Hamburg to increase the testing capacity for the COVID-19 virus, which will expand laboratory capacity for the Company’s diagnostic testing of rare genetic diseases.
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