Ampersand Capital Partners and 1315 Capital, has completed the acquisition of Genoptix, Inc. from Novartis. The financial terms of the transaction are not being disclosed.
Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, Genoptix is one of the largest hematopathology centers in the United States. Since 1999, Genoptix has worked with thousands of oncologists and pathologists across the country, providing a comprehensive suite of testing solutions in hematology and solid tumor molecular profiling. More recently, Genoptix pioneered the development and commercialization of a number of proprietary technologies, such as Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) panels based on clinically validated markers.
Joseph M. Limber, who previously served as CEO of Prometheus Laboratories, will lead the new Genoptix as Chief Executive Officer. He will be joined by Mark Spring as Chief Financial Officer and Juan Estruch as Head of Corporate Development, both of whom served with Limber on the executive team at Prometheus Laboratories.
"We are extremely excited to continue to build on the Genoptix brand and renowned history in the field of oncology molecular diagnostics," said Limber. "Together with the committed employees of Genoptix, we look forward to continuing to innovate and expand our outstanding suite of services and solutions that provide powerful informational tools for clinicians to ultimately improve patient care."