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Ultima Genomics and Olink collaborate to develop solution for high-throughput proteomics

Proof of concept data show potential to combine the Olink® Explore assay with readout on Ultima Genomics’ sequencing platform for high-throughput proteomics applications

Olink continues its pioneering efforts to enable Explore broadly across genomics ecosystems and to democratize next-generation proteomics

UPPSALA, Sweden, June 07, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Olink Holding AB (publ) (“Olink”) (Nasdaq: OLK) and Ultima Genomics (“Ultima”) today announced that they have entered into a collaboration to enable use of the Olink® Explore high-throughput proteomics platform with Ultima’s sequencing architecture.

Ultima Genomics and Olink are working towards a seamless pairing of the existing Olink® Explore assay and Ultima Genomics’ sequencing system, and are collaborating with joint customers to enable larger scale projects. The companies expect this will be accomplished by offering Ultima-specific library modules, along with an Olink-provided data analysis solution. Initial proof of concept data gathered by the companies show similar performance to the existing Explore assay, signaling its potential for high-throughput proteomics customers. Additional information will be provided by Ultima during a panel discussion today, June 8th, at the Advances in Genome Biology and Technology (AGBT) general meeting in Orlando, Florida.

“With the next generation sequencing market expected to undergo a significant evolution in the months and years ahead, Olink is committed to enabling broad access to its unique and industry-leading Explore technology,” said Jon Heimer, CEO of Olink. “As more labs embrace the promise of proteomics, we believe we are approaching an inflection point; and efforts such as our collaboration with Ultima will be a critical factor in developing the market and reaching as many customers as possible."

This non-exclusive collaborative framework is a continuation of Olink’s strategy it has executed in NGS since 2020 and combines the strengths of both companies’ technologies. These efforts are in line with Olink’s previously communicated operational planning and are intended to provide customers options in choosing the sequencing platform that is optimal for their needs.

About Olink

Olink Holding AB (Nasdaq: OLK) is a company dedicated to accelerating proteomics together with the scientific community, across multiple disease areas to enable new discoveries and improve the lives of patients. Olink provides a platform of products and services which are deployed across major biopharmaceutical companies and leading clinical and academic institutions to deepen the understanding of real-time human biology and drive 21st century healthcare through actionable and impactful science. The Company was founded in 2016 and is well established across Europe, North America, and Asia. Olink is headquartered in Uppsala, Sweden. Learn more about Olink here.

About Ultima Genomics

Ultima Genomics is unleashing the power of genomics at scale. The Company’s mission is to continuously drive the scale of genomic information to enable unprecedented advances in biology and improvements in human health. With humanity on the cusp of a biological revolution, there is a virtually endless need for more genomic information to address biology’s complexity and dynamic change—and a further need to challenge conventional next-generation sequencing technologies. Ultima’s revolutionary new sequencing architecture drives down the costs of sequencing to help overcome the tradeoffs that scientists and clinicians are forced to make between the breadth, depth, and frequency with which they use genomic information. The new sequencing architecture was designed to scale far beyond conventional sequencing technologies, lower the cost of genomic information and catalyze the next phase of genomics in the 21st century. To learn more, visit www.ultimagenomics.com.

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