AnPac Bio Signs a Record Multi-Million Dollar Contract for Cancer Screening
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AnPac Bio-Medical Science Co., Ltd. (“AnPac Bio,” the “Company” or “we”) (NASDAQ: ANPC), a biotechnology company with operations in China and the United States focused on early cancer screening and detection, announced today that it has entered into a record, three-year strategic cancer screening collaboration contract with Beijing Yuan Jian Health Management Co., Ltd. in China, which has been a client of the Company for the past two years. This contract contains a minimum of 76,000 paid cancer screening tests, including at least 6,000 paid tests in 2020, 25,000 paid tests in 2021, and 45,000 paid tests in 2022. The total value of the contract is slightly over US$3 million and exceeds the previous contract by more than double the number of paid tests per year.
AnPac Bio’s CEO, Dr. Chris Yu, remarked, “Our novel cancer screening technology and tests are receiving increasing acceptance from the healthcare market. Due to our CDA tests’ outstanding performance and competitive costs, we expect to see significant continued market opportunities and growth potential in China.”
Dr. Chris Yu continued, “Our ability to continue receiving multi-year sales contracts demonstrates that our novel technology, quality and service have long sustainability with customers in the market place. At the same time, we are pushing ahead with our commercialization plan of CDA cancer screening tests in the US, with on-going commercialization efforts at our San Jose lab and opening of our second lab at Philadelphia.”
About Beijing Yuan Jian Health Management Co., Ltd.
Beijing Yuan Jian Health Management Co., Ltd. is a Chinese health management firm with a focus on health care management. Its team consists of well-known experts and professionals in the fields of health care management and medicine, and it has collaborated with various well-known academic and medical institutions including universities, hospitals and other healthcare organizations in China and the U.S.
About AnPac Bio
AnPac Bio is a biotechnology company focused on early cancer screening and detection, with 121 issued patents as of December 31, 2019. With two certified clinical laboratories in China and one CLIA and CAP accredited clinical laboratory in the United States, AnPac Bio performs a suite of cancer screening and detection tests, including CDA (Cancer Differentiation Analysis), bio-chemical, immunological, and genomics tests. In a 2019 market research report by Frost & Sullivan, AnPac Bio ranked second worldwide among companies offering next-generation early cancer screening and detection technologies in terms of the number of clinical samples for cancer screening and detection, based on approximately 35,000 clinical samples as at June 30, 2019. AnPac Bio’s CDA technology has been shown in retrospective validation studies to be able to detect the risk of over 20 different cancer types with high sensitivity and specificity.
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