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Health Discovery Corporation (OTCBB: HDVY), a molecular diagnostics leader in the use of patent protected advanced mathematical techniques for personalized medicine, has entered into an exclusive worldwide licensing agreement with NeoGenomics, Inc. (OTCBB: NGNM) for laboratory developed tests (LDT’s) in the Field of hematopoietic and solid tumor cancers excluding breast cancer, which was previously licensed to Quest Diagnostics (NYSE:DGX) and Smart Personalized Medicine and excluding cancer of the retina which was previously committed to Retinalyze, LLC. HDC retains all rights to in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) test kit development in cancer. In addition, HDC’s pre-existing licenses remain in effect.
Under the terms of the Agreement, NeoGenomics paid $1 million in cash and issued 1,360,000 (one million three hundred and sixty thousand) shares of NeoGenomics common stock to HDC in upfront licensing fees. In addition, NeoGenomics will make milestone payments, in cash or stock, based on sublicensing revenue and revenue generated from products and services developed as a result of the Agreement. Milestone payments will be in increments of $500,000 for every $2 million in revenue recognized by NeoGenomics up to a total of $5 million in total milestone payments. After $20 million in cumulative revenue has been recognized, NeoGenomics will pay a royalty of 6.5% on product sales and will share profits from sub-licensing arrangements. In addition, NeoGenomics will pay a royalty of 50% of the revenue recognized from any sub-licensing arrangements for the Cytogenetics Interpretation System and the Flow Cytometry System.
NeoGenomics, Inc. is a high-complexity CLIA–certified clinical laboratory that specializes in cancer genetics diagnostic testing, the fastest growing segment of the laboratory industry. The company’s testing services include cytogenetics, fluorescence in-situ hybridization (FISH), flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, morphology studies, anatomic pathology and molecular genetic testing. Headquartered in Fort Myers, FL, NeoGenomics has labs in Nashville, TN, Irvine, CA, Tampa, FL, and Fort Myers, FL. NeoGenomics services the needs of pathologists, oncologists, urologists and other clinicians, and hospitals throughout the United States.