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GRAIL combines high-intensity sequencing, computer science, and large population-scale clinical studies to develop a blood test for early-stage cancer detection. GRAIL has developed Galleri, a multi-cancer early detection test that can detect over 50 types of cancers.On September 21st, 2020, GRAIL was acquired by Illumina at a valuation of $8B. At the time of the acquisition, Illumina, a prior investor in Grail owned 14.5% of the company’s outstanding shares which made the effective purchase price for Grail closer to $7 billion.

GRAIL Headquarter Location

1525 O'Brien Drive

Menlo Park, California, 94025,

United States


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GRAIL Patents

GRAIL has filed 99 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Molecular biology
  • DNA
  • Genetics
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Molecular biology, DNA, Biotechnology, Genetics, Molecular biology techniques


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Latest GRAIL News

Comprehensive Study Establishes Cost of Late Detection and Treatment of Cancer

May 12, 2022

05/12/2022 | 11:01am EDT Message : *Required fields An analysis of 2 million Medicare beneficiaries establishes the cost of cancer by stage and time since diagnosis for 17 common cancers. The later the stage at diagnosis, the higher the cost, and this cost difference lasts for at least five years after diagnosis. Earlier diagnosis and treatment of cancer saves not just lives, but also a significant amount of money. BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer is the second leading cause of death and cancer care costs $1 trillion annually. PHAR, a leading health services research consultancy, and GRAIL, a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early when it can be cured, conducted an analysis of the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) registry and linked Medicare data. Using these linked data sources, researchers systematically estimated the annual cost of care for 17 invasive cancers. The analysis was published in Current Medical Research and Opinion in April 2022. The study establishes a single resource for healthcare professionals, researchers, and payers in addition to providing a starting point to measure the benefit of early cancer detection. Dr. Michael S. Broder, MD, MSHS, President of PHAR, notes, "Now, any agency or organization hoping to reduce the cost of cancer knows what the current cost is. That's never been analyzed and presented in this way before." He continues, "The study establishes that later diagnosis means higher costs for years to come." Diagnosis at a later stage is up to seven times more expensive than diagnosis at an earlier stage, and that cost remains higher for at least five years after diagnosis. The study was conducted in collaboration with GRAIL, Inc., developer of the Galleri test, which uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to analyze DNA data from a blood draw to detect more than 50 types of cancers. This technology can reduce cancer burden worldwide and improve patient outcomes; PHAR's in-depth cost analysis allows for the scientific community to measure by how much. About: Founded in 2004, PHAR is a clinically focused health services research consultancy. PHAR combines rigorous methodology with extensive clinical expertise to conduct high quality health economics and outcomes research for life sciences companies, specialty societies, and not-for-profit health advocacy groups. For more information about PHAR, visit . GRAIL is a healthcare company whose mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured. GRAIL is focused on alleviating the global burden of cancer by developing pioneering technology to detect and identify multiple deadly cancer types early. The company is using the power of next-generation sequencing, population-scale clinical studies, and state-of-the-art computer science and data science to enhance the scientific understanding of cancer biology, and to develop its multi-cancer early detection blood test. GRAIL is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA with locations in Washington, D.C., North Carolina, and the United Kingdom. GRAIL, LLC, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ: ILMN). For more information, please visit . View original content:

  • When was GRAIL founded?

    GRAIL was founded in 2015.

  • Where is GRAIL's headquarters?

    GRAIL's headquarters is located at 1525 O'Brien Drive, Menlo Park.

  • What is GRAIL's latest funding round?

    GRAIL's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did GRAIL raise?

    GRAIL raised a total of $2.005B.

  • Who are the investors of GRAIL?

    Investors of GRAIL include Illumina, ARCH Venture Partners, CPP Investments, Qiming Venture Partners, Decheng Capital and 27 more.

  • Who are GRAIL's competitors?

    Competitors of GRAIL include Freenome, Owlstone Medical, Inivata, Thrive Earlier Detection, X-Zell and 11 more.

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