Global Gene Corp enters into strategic alliance with Portea Medical
Tie-up to provide preventive genetic testing services and home healthcare services across 50 cities Mumbai,?July 17, 2014:?Global Gene Corporation (GGC), a unique provider of leading edge predictive genetic testing services and India?s leading home healthcare company?Portea Medical,?today announced a strategic tie-up to provide genetic testing to Indians at their doorsteps. With this tie-up, customers and patients can avail GGC?s genetic testing solutions in the comfort of their homes. Based on the advice of doctors, a patient just needs to register online or phone in for genetic testing. Portea Medical?s technician collects the sample at the customer?s home and delivers it to GCC. GCC tests the sample using the proprietary IndiaCHIP? technology. Post testing, the report is sent to the customer/patient. This service is already available in Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi/NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, and Kolkata and will be scaled up to 50 cities across India over the next 18-24 months. Commenting on the tie up,?Sumit Jamuar,?Executive Chairman?of?Global Gene Corporation?said, ?Our tie-up with Portea Medical, pioneers in home healthcare in India, opens up another strategic avenue to reach out to Indian customers and patients. Preventive genetic testing uses latest technology to ensure that Indians are better equipped to assess their risk towards various high-impact diseases and address them early on to prevent or manage the same. We are a unique provider of?customized genetic tests for the Indian population.? K Ganesh, Chairman?of?Portea Medical?said, ?As India?s leading home healthcare company, our?partnership with Global Gene Corp extends our offering and is in line with ensuring our patients receive a comprehensive set of high quality services at their doorstep. We are confident of growing this relationship and providing patients and clinicians with unique research-driven value-added services in the comfort of their homes. ? Portea Medical clinicians handle more than 20,000 home visits each month across the 18 cities in which the company currently operates, and is expanding its footprint to 50 Indian cities over the next 18-24 months. Global Gene Corp uses its proprietary and powerful technology ? IndiaCHIP? ? to identify genetic mutations that cause disease and disorders in Indians.