Expanded Board and Blue Chip Investors Position Company for Global Reach

Bath, UK, 3 October, 2017. Atlas Genetics Ltd., the ultra-­rapid, point-­of-­care (POC) testing company for women’s and family health, today announced that Jeffrey R. Luber  has been appointed Chief Executive Officer effective 1 October 2017. Dr John Clarkson, current founding CEO, will become Executive Chairman and current chairman, Neil Butler, will remain with the Company as a non-­executive director of the Board.

Mr. Luber joins the Board of Atlas Genetics with broad experience in the life sciences industry, including having held multiple leadership roles in both public and private companies. Most recently, he led the return to growth and sale of Good Start Genetics to Invitae Corp (NYSE: NVTA). In this role, Jeff led the company in new directions, restoring growth to its core business, expanding its reach into consumer markets, and entering into transformative strategic partnerships with Roche Diagnostics and Amazon. Prior to this, Jeff was CEO of EXACT Sciences (NASDAQ: EXAS) where he executed its successful turnaround and strategic transaction with Genzyme Corp.

Dr John Clarkson, founding CEO of Atlas Genetics, said: “We are delighted to welcome Jeff to Atlas Genetics. Jeff’s proven track record and extensive experience in the commercialisation of in vitro diagnostics will be invaluable as we enter the next, exciting phase of growth aimed at improving the diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting women and families.”

Mr Jeffrey Luber, commented: “I am thrilled to join Atlas Genetics, given the power of its platform, the strength of its board and leadership team, and its experienced investor syndicate. Dr. Clarkson has built a world class team of scientists and engineers who have developed a truly differentiating technology platform in Point of Care testing for broad global markets. As diagnostic testing increasingly becomes more decentralized, I look forward to working with the team to make Atlas the leading global player in POC testing.”

Florent Gros, Managing Director of Novartis Venture Fund and non-­executive director of Atlas Genetics, added: “At Novartis Venture Fund, we seek out novel platforms to address global unmet needs and stellar management to drive innovation and growth. With Point of Care testing expected to grow to 35% by 2020, from less than 1% today, we are thrilled to have Jeff on board and look forward to his leadership through this very exciting next phase of global growth for the company.”

Atlas Genetics’ Investors include Novartis Venture Fund, Johnson & Johnson Innovation -­ JJDC, Inc., Consort Medical plc and China-­based Wondfo Biotech.

Contact details:

Atlas Genetics Ltd: Tel: +44 (0) 1225 717930

Jeff Luber & John Clarkson

FTI Consulting: Tel: +44 (0) 20 3727 1000

Mo Noonan/ Anna Foster

About Atlas Genetics

Atlas Genetics is an in vitro diagnostics company focused on decentralized, near-­patient and point-­of-­care (POC) testing for the benefit of women and families globally. The
Company’s proprietary technology platform is positioned to improve patient outcomes by arming healthcare professionals with a simple-­to-­use, rapid and cost-­effective solution for on-­demand diagnosis of infectious diseases. Rapid turnaround times, high accuracy and low cost are hallmarks of the company’s broad platform for a broad range of infectious diseases. The io® platform offers a sample-­to-­answer time of 30 minutes, or less, making it possible to carry out infectious disease tests in primary care clinics and physicians’ offices anywhere.

For further information visit www.atlasgenetics.com

Project to support adoption of the io® rapid diagnostic platform into UK sexual health clinics

Bath, UK, 14 August, 2017. Atlas Genetics Ltd., the ultra-rapid Point-Of-Care (POC) molecular diagnostics company, today announces that it has been awarded a two year Innovate UK phase II contract to expand the Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) test menu for the io® rapid diagnostic platform and support its adoption into UK sexual health clinics.

Valued at approximately £2m, this contract will bring together Atlas Genetics, Aquarius Population Health (a leading independent health economics consultancy) and the Applied Diagnostic Research and Evaluation Unit (ADREU) at St George’s University of London.

This collaboration will enable further research into diagnostic pathways within sexual health and the benefits of the introduction of POC testing, to be demonstrated by the design of a digital value proposition tool. The project will also include the evaluation of the io® rapid diagnostic platform in several UK sexual health clinics and assist the development of Atlas Genetics’ Multi-STI (io® MSTI) test ahead of clinical trials. io® MSTI is a novel multi-pathogen test for Chlamydia trachomatis, Neisseria gonorrhoea, Trichomonas vaginalis and Mycoplasma genitalium.

The io® system is a highly innovative molecular diagnostic platform for the ultra-rapid diagnosis of a broad range of infectious diseases. The system offers a sample-to-answer time of 30 minutes making it possible to carry out infectious disease tests in primary care clinics and physicians’ offices that are as accurate as those carried out in hospital laboratories.

Dr John Clarkson, Chief Executive Officer of Atlas Genetics, said: “We are delighted to have been selected for this substantial follow-on contract. The work being done by this collaboration will enable us to better understand how best to integrate our io® system into UK sexual health clinical practice. Innovate UK’s commitment to introducing new, pioneering approaches to healthcare validates both our technology and our leading role in molecular diagnostics.”

Dr Elisabeth Adams, Managing Director of Aquarius Population Health commented: “We are very excited to collaborate on this Innovate UK funded project. Together with Atlas Genetics, we are developing an innovative digital value proposition tool which we believe will help sexual health clinics in their commissioning and adoption of io® rapid diagnostic platform.”

Dr Tariq Sadiq, Director of the Applied Diagnostic and Research Evaluation Unit at St George’s University of London, added: “This is a highly exciting and innovative approach to better understand and overcome the often complex and substantial challenges to getting cutting-edge technology adopted into the NHS. We believe that there are real benefits to using the io® rapid diagnostic platform as patients will be able to receive the appropriate treatment immediately and thereby reduce onward transmission, and ultimately save the NHS time and money."