Comcast Business Support Boosts GeneDx Testing Capabilities
Rapid delivery of broadband service enables diagnostic company to launch COVID-19 testing in Montgomery County, MD
GAITHERSBURG, MD – July 8, 2020 – Comcast Business today announced that its support of GeneDx, a subsidiary of BioReference Laboratories, Inc., an OPKO Health company, with increased broadband connectivity enabled their existing campus expansion to launch COVID-19 testing. Comcast Business installed a 300 Mbps internet circuit over the course of a single weekend, expanding the current broadband network to connect GeneDx’s expanded lab space.
“We are grateful for Comcast Business’ customer dedication during a time where everyone is burning the candle from both ends,” said Sean Hofherr, Ph.D., FACMG, Chief Scientific Officer and CLIA Laboratory Director of GeneDx. “Comcast Business responded immediately to GeneDx’s need to expand our broadband services, making it possible for us to bring up COVID-19 molecular testing in an incredibly short timeframe.”
GeneDx’s mission is to make clinical genetic testing available to patients and their families and Comcast Business has supported that mission since 2013.
“As with the rest of the country, Maryland has a critical need for COVID-19 testing, and reliable, high-speed connectivity is required to support these efforts during a very challenging time,” said Wolf Lewis, Senior Director of Enterprise for Comcast’s Beltway Region. “The Comcast Business team is proud to support GeneDx’s important work, which will help protect lives and support the state in taking steps to reopen safely.”
About Comcast Business
Comcast Business offers Ethernet, Internet, Wi-Fi, Voice, TV and Managed Enterprise Solutions to help organizations of all sizes transform their business. Powered by an advanced network, and backed by 24/7 customer support, Comcast Business is one of the largest contributors to the growth of Comcast Cable. Comcast Business is the nation’s largest cable provider to small and mid-size businesses and has emerged as a force in the Enterprise market being recognized over the last two years by leading industry associations as one of the fastest growing providers of Ethernet services. To learn more, visit http://business.comcast.com, call 866-429-3085 or follow us on Twitter @Comcast Business and on other social media platforms at http://business.comcast.com/social.
About GeneDx, Inc.
GeneDx, Inc. is a global leader in genomics, providing testing to patients and their families from more than 55 countries. Led by its world-renowned whole exome sequencing program, GeneDx has an acknowledged expertise in rare and ultra-rare genetic disorders, as well as one of the broadest menus of sequencing services available among commercial laboratories. GeneDx offers a suite of additional genetic testing services, including diagnostic testing for hereditary cancers, cardiac, mitochondrial, neurological disorders, prenatal diagnostics and targeted variant testing. GeneDx is a subsidiary of BioReference Laboratories, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of OPKO Health, Inc. To learn more, please visit www.genedx.com.
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Hillary Titus, BioReference Laboratories and GeneDx