Myriad Genetics Inc is a molecular diagnostic company, engaged in making a difference in patients lives through the discovery and commercialization of transformative tests which assess a persons risk of developing disease, guide treatment decisions and assess risk of disease progression and recurrence. The Company's business segments include: research, molecular diagnostics and companion diagnostics. The research segment is engaged in the discovery of genes related to common diseases and includes corporate services such as finance, human resources, legal, and information technology. The molecular diagnostics segment provides testing that is designed to assess an individuals risk for developing disease later in life, identify a patients likelihood of responding to drug therapy and guide a patients dosing to ensure optimal treatment, or assess a patients risk of disease progression and disease recurrence. The companion diagnostics segment provides testing products and services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical research industries. The Company offers nine commercial molecular diagnostic tests, including six predictive medicine tests, two personalized medicine tests, and one prognostic medicine test. The Company markets these tests through its sales force of approximately 400 people in the United States. It also markets BRACAnalysis, COLARIS, COLARIS AP, and Prolaris tests through its European sales force. The Companys competitors include other molecular diagnostic companies, diagnostic reference laboratories, large multi-national healthcare companies, and universities and other research institutions. The Company has 234 patents as well as patent applications in the United States and foreign countries. The patents and patent applications cover diagnostic biomarkers, genes, proteins, gene expression signatures, antibodies, primers, probes, assays, disease-associated genetic mutations and single-nucleotide polymorphisms, methods for determining genetic predisposition, methods for disease diagnosis, methods for determining disease progression, methods for correlation claims, and methods for disease treatment, and general molecular diagnostic techniques. The Companys U.S. patents relating to BRACAnalysis, COLARIS, COLARIS AP, MELARIS, PREZEON, PANEXIA and TruCulture also have related foreign issued patents in countries, including in Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, claiming similar subject matter and having similar expiration dates. The services that the Company provides are regulated by federal, state and foreign governmental authorities.
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