MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwired - January 08, 2014) - Genetic Technologies Limited (NASDAQ: GENE) (ASX: GTG) today announced that a new record number of BREVAGen™ test samples were received during the quarter ended December 31, 2013. Total patient samples received during the quarter was 1,125, representing growth of more than 23% over the preceding September quarter and demonstrating a continuation of the significant increase trend in market traction.
"We are pleased to report another record quarter in samples received for our flagship breast cancer risk assessment test, BREVAGen," said Tom Howitt, acting CEO of Genetic Technologies. "Our continued growth has been achieved through just a modest increase in the number of sales representatives within key states as we achieved incremental licensure. We are particularly encouraged to see the increased growth rate during this December quarter, given the two major holiday periods, both of which have a seasonal impact on the numbers of tests ordered."
Launched in the first fiscal quarter of 2012, BREVAGen test sample receipts have demonstrated consistent growth, increasing every quarter to-date. The test is now available for sale in all 50 U.S. states.
About Genetic Technologies Limited
Genetic Technologies was an early pioneer in recognizing important new applications for "non-coding" DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid). The Company has since been granted patents in 24 countries around the world, securing intellectual property rights for particular uses of non-coding DNA in genetic analysis and gene mapping across all genes in all species. Its business strategy is the global commercialization of its patents through an active out-licensing program and the global expansion of its oncology and cancer management diagnostics portfolio. Genetic Technologies is an ASX and NASDAQ listed company with operations in the USA and Australia. For more information, please visit www.gtglabs.com.
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