Invitae Acquiring Good Start Genetics And CombiMatrix, Adding Comprehensive Reproductive Health Capabilities To Serve Every Stage of Life

San Francisco, CA, July 31, 2017 — Invitae Corporation (NYSE: NVTA), one of the fastest growing genetic information companies, today announced two acquisitions to establish a leading position in family health genetic information services. Invitae has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Good Start Genetics, a molecular diagnostics company focused on preimplantation and carrier screening for inherited disorders. Invitae also has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire CombiMatrix (NASDAQ: CBMX), a company which specializes in prenatal diagnosis, miscarriage analysis and pediatric developmental disorders. The acquisitions will establish Invitae as a comprehensive provider of genetic information throughout every stage of life.

“This is a transformative moment for Invitae, for our industry, and—importantly—for patients. By acquiring Good Start and CombiMatrix, Invitae intends to create the industry’s first comprehensive genetic information platform providing high-quality, affordable genetic information coupled with world-class clinical expertise to inform healthcare decisions throughout every stage of an individual’s life,” said Sean George, chief executive officer of Invitae. “We believe the strength of our existing platform, strategic acquisitions like these and our network of partners will fuel continued growth and further establish Invitae as a leading genetic information service provider.”

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