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Illumina signs acquisition deal with GRAIL for $8B

22 September 2020 | News

Accelerates Commercialization and Adoption of Transformative Multi-Cancer Screening Test with Potential to Detect More Cancers Earlier and Enable Better Outcomes

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Illumina, Inc. and GRAIL have announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Illumina will acquire GRAIL for cash and stock consideration of $8 billion upon closing of the transaction.

In addition, GRAIL stockholders will receive future payments representing a tiered single digit percentage of certain GRAIL-related revenues. The agreement has been approved by the Boards of Directors of Illumina and GRAIL.

Strategic Benefits

  • Increases Illumina’s Directly Accessible Total Addressable Market and Offers Multiple Future Growth Opportunities. GRAIL extends Illumina’s portfolio to include cancer screening, diagnosis and cancer monitoring, creating a portfolio of best-in-class, proprietary tests in each of the major oncology testing application areas. Oncology test utilization and payor coverage is accelerating, and the total NGS oncology opportunity is expected to grow at a CAGR of 27% to $75 billion in 2035.
  • Accelerates Adoption of NGS-Based Early Multi-Cancer Detection Test to Reach More Patients Faster. Illumina plans to leverage its global scale, manufacturing and clinical capabilities to support GRAIL’s commercialization efforts, realize the total addressable market potential and drive significant growth in the clinical value chain.
  • Enhances Illumina’s Position in Clinical Genomics. NGS is poised to revolutionize oncology care, and this acquisition allows Illumina to participate more fully in the high value clinical solutions that are enabled by its NGS sequencing technology. With GRAIL, Illumina will continue as a leading sequencing innovator and partner, while also becoming a proprietary test provider.


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