Imugen combines with Oxford Immunotec
Oxford Immunotec Global PLC (Nasdaq:OXFD), a global, high-growth diagnostics company focused on developing and commercializing proprietary tests for the management of immune-regulated conditions, has acquired the assets of Imugen, effective July 1, 2016. “Imugen’s extensive experience and proprietary tick-borne disease testing capabilities are very complementary to Oxford Immunotec’s portfolio of products and services,” said Victor Berardi, Chief Executive Officer of Imugen. “We are excited to combine our testing capabilities with Oxford’s commercial and R&D resources to grow the Imugen business.”
About Oxford Immunotec
Oxford Immunotec Global PLC is a global, high-growth diagnostics company focused on developing and commercializing proprietary tests for the management of underserved immune-regulated conditions. The Company’s first product is the T-SPOT®.TB test, which is used to test for tuberculosis infection. The T-SPOT.TB test has been approved for sale in over 50 countries, including the United States, where it has received pre-market approval from the Food and Drug Administration, Europe, where it has obtained a CE mark, as well as Japan and China. The Company’s second product line is a range of assays for tick-borne diseases, such as Lyme disease, obtained through the acquisitions of Imugen and Immunetics. Also obtained through these acquisitions is the Company’s third product line focused on screening for Babesia in donated blood, for which the Company is currently seeking FDA licensure. The Company’s fourth product line is focused on the transplantation market. The Company is headquartered near Oxford, U.K. and in Marlborough, Mass. Additional information can be found at www.oxfordimmunotec.com.
The Imugen laboratory has offered clinical laboratory testing services for over 25 years and specializes in testing for tick-borne infections through the Accutix test menu. The laboratory is College of American Pathologists (CAP) accredited, Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certified and is licensed as required by state regulations.