CENTOGENE Biodatabank Expands with Disease Insights from Over 850,000 Diverse Patients

Fueling the diagnosis of over 2,500 rare and neurodegenerative diseases, more than 300 peer-reviewed publications, and 48 pharma collaborations, the CENTOGENE Biodatabank, the world’s largest real-world data repository for rare and neurodegenerative diseases, has seen significant growth. Analysis of this patient data enables precise diagnosis of disease, identification of new genetic variants, and potential de-risking of drug development. The number of analyzed patient cases has increased 13% to more than 850,000 patients as of December 31, 2023, compared to December 21, 2022, and the number of total unique variants has grown 19% to over 850,000,000. This includes patients from over 120 countries, over 70% of whom are of non-European descent, underscoring the ethnic diversity of CENTOGENE’s knowledgebase.

“Our comprehensive genomic and multiomic analyses are key to fostering the richest data within the CENTOGENE Biodatabank. This not only fuels the further innovation of our diagnostic portfolio, but supports our pharmaceutical partners in fast-tracking the discovery, development, and commercialization of orphan drugs,” said Kim Stratton, Chief Executive Officer at CENTOGENE. “Ultimately, our commitment is to deliver data-driven, life-changing answers to rare and neurodegenerative disease patients around the world, and the CENTOGENE Biodatabank is the cornerstone of this mission.”

The CENTOGENE Biodatabank has enabled CENTOGENE to work alongside its active physician network of approximately 30,000 physicians to diagnose over 2,500 rare and neurodegenerative diseases across 120 countries. With the CENTOGENE Biodatabank serving as the backbone, the Company has the broadest diagnostic testing portfolio for rare diseases, covering over 19,000 genes using approximately 5,000 different tests. As of December 31, 2023, over 570,000 CentoCards®, CENTOGENE’s proprietary sample collection solution, and archived samples are stored in the Company’s physical biobank, which enables retrospective analysis for research consented samples.

Since 2006, CENTOGENE has generated data-driven insights from its Diagnostics segment. Leveraging these insights via in-house research, the Company has discovered unique links between rare and neurodegenerative diseases, like Parkinson’s disease and frontotemporal dementia. CENTOGENE’s R&D team has contributed to top tier studies, recently hitting a milestone of 300 peer-reviewed publications. As a result, patients affected by thousands of rare and neurodegenerative diseases have been diagnosed and gained access to available treatment options, while opening the potential to diagnose and treat countless others based on this research.

Leveraging the CENTOGENE Biodatabank at the core of the Company’s business, CENTOGENE had a total of 48 collaborations with 34 different pharmaceutical partners during 2023 – working together to accelerate diagnoses and de-risk drug discovery, development, and commercialization. Of these 48 collaborations, 12 were with new partners, including the Michael J. Fox Foundation and Chiesi, among others. Starting off Q1 2024, the Company has extended its relationships with existing biopharma partners, such as Takeda with their Lysosomal Storage Disorders (LSDs) diagnostic testing program, as well as formed collaborations with eight new partners, such as Alexion, AstraZeneca Rare Disease.