South San Francisco-based CareDx Inc. has agreed to acquire TransChart LLC, a Columbus-based spinout from The Ohio State University that provides electronic health record software supporting the needs of US transplant centers. The transaction is expected to close in January 2021.

TransChart provides electronic medical record software to hospitals throughout the United States to care for patients who have or may need an organ transplant. TransChart builds on the CareDx digital offerings, which include Ottr transplant electronic medical record software and XynQAPI transplant quality management solutions. This acquisition will expand CareDx’s EMR coverage to over 90 centers in total.

“CareDx and TransChart are aligned in our dedication to improve outcomes for transplant patients through data-driven solutions,” said Reg Seeto, CEO of CareDx. “The addition of TransChart into our existing suite of transplant electronic medical record solutions will allow CareDx to better serve additional transplant centers.”

“CareDx is a perfect fit for our organization. Together we will make a major difference, not only in individual centers but to individual transplant patients,” TransChart President Martha Collins said.

TransChart was spun out of OSU a decade ago in a deal that saw Brecksville-based Advent Investment Group buy the company for $10,000 and the assumption of debt, according to PitchBook.