IRVING, Texas, June 2, 2010 — Caris Life Sciences™, a leading biosciences company focused on driving precise and personalized healthcare, has moved to a new corporate headquarters in order to meet growing demand for its anatomical pathology and molecular profiling services. The new Dallas-area location is three times larger than its previous facility. Located in the high-tech business corridor of Irving, the 172,000-square-foot corporate headquarters features a state-of-the-art molecular diagnostic and anatomic pathology laboratory, housed entirely behind a wall of glass.
Caris has also tripled its square footage in Phoenix by adding a new facility, located in the burgeoning Cotton Center development. The new cutting-edge molecular laboratory space is dedicated to research, the development of new tests for cancer and sophisticated assays for pharmaceutical manufacturers. Plans for expansion of Caris’ Boston facilities are also underway.
In addition to meeting the growing demand for the Company’s services, the expansion also will play a pivotal role in Caris’ continued development and validation of the Carisome™ Technology, a proprietary blood-based technology designed to rapidly and accurately detect, as well as monitor, cancer and other complex diseases. The first in a series of testing services based on this technology will be launched later this year to aid in the management of prostate cancer.
“The need for more precise, personalized healthcare provided by our innovative diagnostic, prognostic and theranostic technologies is undeniable. The strong demand for our services has necessitated a three-fold increase in facility space,” said David D. Halbert, Chairman and CEO. “The expansion of our facilities in Dallas, Phoenix and Boston will increase our facility space to more than 320,000 square feet, including over 80,000 square feet of laboratory space, allowing us to serve the needs of our clients and their patients today, and to expand our research and development efforts for our new, proprietary Carisome™ Technology.”
About Miraca Life Sciences (formerly Caris Diagnostics)
Miraca Life Sciences specializes in the development and commercialization of the highest quality anatomic pathology services, primarily in the fields of dermatopathology, hematopathology, gastrointestinal pathology and urologic pathology. The company’s core team of more than 70 world-leading, academic-caliber specialists utilize state of the art pathology laboratories currently headquartered in Irving, TX and throughout the United States to serve more than 3,000 patients every day. Through rigorous quality assurance, daily and monthly conferences, and close relationships with clinical partners, Miraca Life Sciences continuously improves diagnostic precision.
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