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Bio-Reference Laboratories, Inc. : BioReference Laboratories Partners With Organizations Accelerating Medical Innovation

* Launches first Global Alliance for Genomics and Health Beacon by a
commercial laboratory
* Presenting at Pistoia Alliance Spring Conference 2015 being held in Zurich,

ELMWOOD PARK, N.J., April 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BioReference
Laboratories, Inc. (Nasdaq:BRLI) announced today that it has joined two
leading organizations that are focused on accelerating pharmaceutical R&D and
medical innovation through collaboration, data sharing and best practices -
the Pistoia Alliance, as a Participating Member, and the Global Alliance for
Genomics and Health (GA4GH) as an Organizational Member.

The Pistoia Alliance is a global, not-for-profit alliance of more than 80 life
science companies, vendors, publishers, academic groups, and individuals that
work together to lower barriers to innovation in R&D. The projects that the
Pistoia Alliance works on helps transform R&D innovation through
pre-competitive collaboration and brings together the key constituents to
identify the root causes that lead to R&D inefficiencies. The organization
develops best practices and technology pilots to overcome common obstacles
and the members collaborate as equals on open projects that generate
significant value for the worldwide life sciences community. Joe Donahue,
Senior Vice President, BioReference Laboratories will be presenting at the
Pistoia Alliance Spring Conference 2015 being held in Zurich, Switzerland on
April 14, 2015. More information on the Pistoia Alliance can be found at

GA4GH was formed to help accelerate the potential of genomic medicine to
advance human health. It brings together over 285 leading organizations in 30
countries, including some of the world's leading healthcare providers,
research funders, research institutions, pharmaceutical companies, disease
advocacy organizations, and life science and information technology
companies. GA4GH Members are working together to create a common framework of
harmonized approaches to enable the responsible, voluntary, and secure
sharing of genomic and clinical data. More information on GA4GH is

In addition, BioReference has become the first commercial laboratory to make a
Beacon available to the worldwide medical research community. The Beacon
project is an initiative of the Data Working Group of GA4GH, and the
objective of the project is to test the willingness of international sites to
share basic genetic data. This open web service is designed both to be
technically simple and to not return information that could be construed as
violating anyone's privacy. Initially, BioReference will make available all
gene variants uncovered through whole exome analysis performed by its GeneDx
subsidiary, the world leader in rare disease testing. Additional information
on the Beacon project can be found at and the
BioReference Beacon can be found at

"We are delighted to be partnering with the Global Alliance for Genomics and
Health and Pistoia," said Marc Grodman, MD, CEO BioReference Laboratories.
"The data and insights we have been collecting for more than the last 30
years are invaluable for drug discovery and we look forward to working with
our partners in industry, disease foundations, and academia to develop
innovative solutions that help accelerate medical research and improve
patient outcomes and care."

"It is exciting to have a commercial laboratory light up a Beacon so quickly
after joining the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health. They are the 14th
organisation to join the Beacon network that in total includes over 120 sets
of genomic data," said Peter Goodhand, GA4GH Executive Director. "We welcome
BioReference Laboratories as a GA4GH Member and look forward to their
contributions on the Beacon project and other important efforts to advance
the responsible sharing of genomic and health related data."

Michael Braxenthaler, President of the Pistoia Alliance added: "I am pleased
to see the membership of the Pistoia Alliance expand into new areas with the
addition of our first testing laboratory. With many pharmaceutical companies
increasingly engaging with key data providers, it is vital for the Pistoia
Alliance to be linked with these organizations, and only through greater
collaboration can we solve the many challenges facing the life sciences

About BioReference Laboratories, Inc

BioReference Laboratories is one of the largest and fastest growing full
service diagnostic laboratories in the world, providing clinical testing
services to physician offices, clinics, hospitals, long term care facilities
and employers while also advancing drug discovery and development with
disease foundations, academic and pharmaceutical partners. Our comprehensive
testing capabilities and expertise spans molecular diagnostics, anatomical
pathology, women's health, oncology and rare disease genetics. BioReference,
and our subsidiaries, have an international presence in more than 55

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Source: Bio-Reference Laboratories, Inc. via Globenewswire


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