Lifera and CENTOGENE, Enter Strategic Collaboration – Forming Saudi Arabian Join… – Press Release

  • Joint Venture (JV) combines CENTOGENE’s global leadership in multiomics with local insight of Lifera, a biopharmaceutical company wholly owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) based in Riyadh.
  • JV focuses on providing state-of-the-art multiomic testing services to patients, health systems, biopharma clients, and research institutions in Saudi Arabia and countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). CENTOGENE today is one of the largest providers of genetic testing services to this market.
  • High-quality services will translate genetic insights into data-driven, life-changing answers – accelerating precision medicine, expanding population health programs, improving turnaround times on clinical diagnoses, and building capabilities and capacity in Saudi Arabia to foster global research and collaboration.
  • The JV will help enable the Saudi Vision 2030 and several other national priority initiatives related to genomic testing and the growth of the Saudi Arabian biotech sector. 
  • CENTOGENE will receive a $30 million investment in the form of a mandatory convertible loan with a six-month term and a conversion price of $2.20 per share of CENTOGENE’s common stock, as well as significant JV performance-related milestone payments and revenue-based royalties until the year 2033.

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, July 2, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — CENTOGENE N.V. CNTG, the essential life science partner for data-driven answers in rare and neurodegenerative diseases, and Lifera, a biopharmaceutical company wholly-owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF), have announced a strategic collaboration with the formation of a Joint Venture (JV) to increase local and regional access and rapid delivery of world-class multiomic testing to patients in Saudi Arabia and countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). Under the terms of the collaboration, CENTOGENE will receive a $30 million mandatory convertible loan from Lifera. 

CENTOGENE, the current market leader in outsourced genetic testing…