Agena and DaRui Biotechnology Announce China FDA Clearance of MassARRAY® Technology for Diagnostic Use in China

San Diego, CA and Guangzhou, China, Wednesdy, October 24, 2018 – Agena Bioscience (Agena) and DaRui Biotechnolog (DaRui) announced today that the MassARRAY® System has formally passed the registration application of Guangdon Food and Drug Administration, becoming the first CFDA approved MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry system to directly detect nucleic acids for in vitro diagnostics in China. Commercially branded in China as DR MassARRAY by DaRui, the approval of the MALDI-TOF based system for targeted genetic analysis is the successful culmination of the commercial partnership that was initiated in 2016 between the two companies.

“The CFDA approval is a major milestone and demonstrates that the performance, accuracy, and safety of the MassARRAY System meets these stringent regulatory requirements” said Dr. Ming Li, Chairman of DaRui. “The rapid turn-around time and low per test cost will enable broader adoption of genetic tests, and ultimately benefit more patients in China”.

“We are thrilled with this achievement and look forward with our partnership to introducing a new era of mulit-gene, high-throughput and low-cost routine diagnostic testing in Chinese hospitals and independent laboratories” said Peter Dansky, Chief Executive Officer of Agena.

About Agena Bioscience
Agena Bioscience develops, manufactures, and supplies genetic analysis systems and reagents, including the MassARRAY System. The system is a highly sensitive, cost-effective, mass spectrometry-based platform for high-throughput genetic analysis, and is used globally in diverse research fields such as cancer profiling for solid tumors and liquid biopsies, inherited genetic disease testing, pharmacogenetics, agricultural genomics, and clinical research. For more information about Agena, visit www.agenabio.com.

About DaRui Biotechnology
Guangzhou DaRui Biotechnology Co. Ltd. is specialized in diagnostic test development, manufacturing, distribution, technical service and consulting services for the clinical laboratory market in China. The company has long focuses on screening of birth defects, inherited disease, oncology screening and diagnosis, and also the development of advanced immunodiagnostics. The company strives to be an influential corporation in the field of inherited disease and oncology diagnosis. For more information about DaRui Biotechnology, please visit www.daruibiotech.com.

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Agena Bioscience
Mickie Henshall
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DaRui Biotechnology
Haimiao Lao
0086-20-82006952
laohm@daruibiotech.com