Core is many things rolled into one – an innovation engine, a clinical lab that genuinely cares about quality, and a group of people with a high sense of integrity in their dealings with their customers. I have seen Core in each of the many stages of their growth – from when they were a 3-member team, to their current size and scope. They have some of the leading pharma companies and academic medical centers as their customers, and each one of them is a repeat client. Rarely have I seen an organization that can compete on all dimensions – price, quality, and innovation — simultaneously. Core manages to do that every single time. A large-company dependability with a start-up creativity and nimbleness: that’s their DNA.
I am very impressed with Core's outstanding professional team, advanced instrumentation, and the high quality of their work. Focusing on providing esoteric testing services to a wide variety of pathology labs, I particularly like that Core's business-to-business model means that they never compete directly in the market with path labs outsourcing their TC work. Simply put, Core can be a great asset for labs seeking a highly competent and trustworthy partner.
Core's strength is its people. I have had the pleasure of working with their scientists. We have had to develop specialized assays to address very specific needs and their scientists have helped us achieve our objectives. I would unhesitatingly recommend Core, be it for routine molecular testing expertise, analyzing clinical trial samples, or developing specialized assays.
We have had several projects executed by Core. They are always on time and the projects have always been within budget. Perhaps this is because their scientists walked in my shoes before they started working for Core? Anyway, I am delighted with their work and their ability to stay on time and within budgets, which is worth a lot to me.
We were exploring with Core whether there might be benefits to our two companies working together, as our offerings are complementary and non-overlapping. We found that we could very quickly put an agreement in place and focus on what is most important to both our companies – our customers.
We wanted a laboratory that shares our values of high-quality work, quick turn-around-time (TAT), and competitive pricing to do the Technical Component for tests we offer. Core has exceeded our expectations. Located in Silicon Valley, they believe in technology. Their people are second to none. We have been working with them for the past 2+ years and are extremely satisfied.