Natera Responds to Meritless Lawsuit and Files False Advertising Claim Against Guardant for Misleading Oncologists
AUSTIN, Texas, May 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Natera, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRA), a pioneer and global leader in cell-free DNA (cfDNA) testing, today announced it has been sued by Guardant Health, in an attempt to stop Natera from exposing Guardant Reveal's™ true test performance and the differences between tumor-informed and tumor-naive molecular residual disease (MRD) tests.
Natera has filed a claim against Guardant in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, (Docket No.6:21-cv-00540), alleging that Guardant used false and misleading claims to deceive physicians about the performance capabilities of its MRD test, in violation of the Lanham Act. Guardant's MRD test performance claims are incomplete or unsupported by clinical evidence, and can be misinterpreted by physicians and patients.
Natera's complaint alleges that Guardant has engaged in:
Natera is committed to free and open dialogue about data that directly impacts clinical decision making and patients' safety. We look forward to working with the medical and academic community to advance the science of MRD testing, in a transparent manner.
Natera is a pioneer and global leader in cell-free DNA testing from a simple blood draw. The mission of the company is to change the management of disease worldwide with a focus on women's health, oncology, and organ health. Natera operates ISO 13485-certified and CAP-accredited laboratories certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) in Austin, Texas and San Carlos, California. It offers proprietary genetic testing services to inform obstetricians, transplant physicians, oncologists, and cancer researchers, including biopharmaceutical companies, and genetic laboratories through its cloud-based software platform. For more information, visit natera.com. Follow Natera on LinkedIn.
All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this press release are forward-looking statements and are not a representation that Natera's plans, estimates, or expectations will be achieved. These forward-looking statements represent Natera's expectations as of the date of this press release, and Natera disclaims any obligation to update the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including with respect to developments in matters under dispute or litigation, our efforts to develop and commercialize new product offerings, whether the results of clinical or other studies will support the use of our product offerings, or our expectations of the reliability, accuracy and performance of our tests. Additional risks and uncertainties are discussed in greater detail in "Risk Factors" in Natera's recent filings on Forms 10-K and 10-Q and in other filings Natera makes with the SEC from time to time. These documents are available at https://investor.natera.com and www.sec.gov.
Investor Relations: Mike Brophy, CFO, Natera, Inc., 510-826-2350
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