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CENTOGENE and Takeda expand market access and expansion

Accelerating the transition from diagnosis to available treatments for rare metabolic and neurodegenerative diseases

  • CENTOGENE and Takeda Extend Contract to Continue Providing Access to Genetic Testing for Patients with Rare Metabolic and Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Global market access and expansion partnership originally established in 2015 aims to provide efficient and timely diagnosis to patients
  • Diagnosis remains crucial for patients, guiding them towards suitable and readily available therapies that can improve their quality of life.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and ROSTOCK, Germany and BERLIN, April 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Centogene NV (Nasdaq: CNTG), the essential commercial-stage life science biodata partner for rare and neurodegenerative diseases, today announced that it has extended its partnership with Takeda (TSE: 4502/NYSE: TAK) to diagnose patients with rare metabolic and neurodegenerative diseases.

Under this agreement, CENTOGENE will continue to provide Takeda with access to diagnostic testing for patients worldwide. The fee-for-service commercial agreement focuses on expanding patient access to diagnostics for lysosomal storage disorders such as Fabry and Gaucher disease and Hunter syndrome.

“We are excited to expand our partnership with Takeda to provide diagnostics and accelerate improved treatments and health outcomes for patients around the world,” said Kim Stratton, CEO of CENTOGENE. “With our highly differentiated diagnostic services, CENTOGENE’s network of more than 29,000 physicians, and the CENTOGENE biological database that generates new insights, we are uniquely positioned to add significant value to biopharmaceutical partners throughout of their development pipeline. This collaboration will support the expansion of Takeda’s world-class enzyme replacement therapies and, more importantly, bring real solutions to underserved patient communities.

As part of this partnership, the exclusive CentoCard from CENTOGENE® Dried Blood Drops Solution eases logistics for centralized diagnostic testing. One of the key assets of the partnership is the CENTOGENE Biodatabank, the world’s largest repository of real-world data on rare and neurodegenerative diseases, which is pioneering access to commercial multiomics products on the market today.

In January 2015, CENTOGENE initially entered into an agreement with Shire Pharmaceuticals, which was acquired in 2019 by Takeda, to provide diagnostic testing capability to improve early diagnosis of patients with rare genetic diseases. Last year, the contract was extended until March 2022.


CENTOGENE is committed to the diagnosis and research around rare diseases by transforming real-world clinical, genetic and multiomics data to diagnose, understand and treat rare diseases. Our goal is to bring rationality to treatment decisions and accelerate the development of new orphan drugs by using our deep knowledge and data on rare diseases. CENTOGENE has developed an exclusive global rare disease platform based on our real-world data repository of over 650,000 people representing over 120 different countries.

The Company’s platform includes epidemiological, phenotypic and genetic data that reflects a global population, as well as a biobank of patient blood samples and cell cultures. CENTOGENE believes it is the only platform focused on comprehensive multi-level data analysis to improve understanding of rare inherited diseases. It enables better identification and stratification of patients and their underlying diseases to enable and accelerate the discovery, development and access to orphan drugs. As of December 31, 2021, the Company collaborated with more than 30 pharmaceutical partners.

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