By Adria Calatayud

 

Yourgene Health PLC said Thursday that it has been awarded a contract to provide laboratory capacity to support the U.K. National Health Service's Test and Trace program for Covid-19 testing.

The U.K. molecular-diagnostics specialist said there is no committed spend under the deal and the actual value will depend on services purchased.

Yourgene said this is the first contract it has received as part of Public Health England's National Microbiology Framework, which allows public-health authorities to issue call-off contracts to procure goods and testing services.

Shares at 1113 GMT were up 4.1% at 15.10 pence.

 

Write to Adria Calatayud at adria.calatayud@dowjones.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

August 19, 2021 07:33 ET (11:33 GMT)

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