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Genedrive PLC

17 February 2021

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genedrive plc

("genedrive" or the "Company")

First shipments to US of Genedrive(R) 96 SARS-CoV-2 Kit

genedrive plc (AIM: GDR), the near patient molecular diagnostics company, announces the first shipments to the United States of its Genedrive(R) 96 SARS-CoV-2 Kits.

Following the Company's announcement on 28 January 2021 confirming genedrive's distribution agreement with Beckman Coulter Life Sciences ("Beckman Coulter"), genedrive can confirm that it has completed its commercial and technical training with the Beckman Coulter sales representatives and has now shipped its first 96 SARS-CoV-2 Kits to the USA. This shipment will allow Beckman Coulter to commence initial sales activities and prepare the market for wider commercial rollout. This shipment coincides with the formal launch of the Genedrive(R) 96 SARS-CoV-2 Kit by Beckman Coulter today.

To learn more about the partnership or to request a quote, Beckman Coulter customers can visit :

https://www.beckman.com/reagents/genomic/viral-detection/genedrive-96-sars-cov-2

David Budd, CEO of genedrive plc, said: "This is an important milestone for genedrive as the first shipments of our Genedrive 96 SAR-CoV-2 kit are exported to the US. We are very optimistic about the US market for Covid PCR testing and it has market drivers that are favorable to the adoption of the genedrive assay: efficiency, ease of use, automation friendly, and scalability."

For further details please contact:

 
 genedrive plc                                                                 +44 (0)161 989 0245 
 David Budd: CEO / Matthew Fowler: 
  CFO 
 
 Peel Hunt LLP (Nominated Adviser 
  and Joint Broker)                                                            +44 (0)20 7418 8900 
 James Steel / Oliver Jackson 
 
            finnCap (Joint Broker)                                             +44 (0)20 7220 0500 
            Geoff Nash / Kate Bannatyne / Alice 
             Lane 
 
 Walbrook PR Ltd (Media & Investor                 +44 (0)20 7933 8780 or genedrive@walbrookpr.com 
  Relations) 
                                                                 +44 (0)7980 541 893 / +44 (0)7876 
 Paul McManus / Anna Dunphy                                                                741 001 
 

About genedrive plc ( http://www.genedriveplc.com )

genedrive plc is a molecular diagnostics company developing and commercialising a low cost, rapid, versatile, simple to use and robust point of need molecular diagnostics platform for the diagnosis of infectious diseases and for use in patient stratification (genotyping), pathogen detection and other indications. The Company has assays on market for the detection of HCV, certain military biological targets, and has tests in development for tuberculosis (mTB). The Company recently released a high throughput SARS-CoV-2 assay and has in development a Genedrive(R) Point of Care version of the assay, both based on Genedrive(R) chemistry.

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