The company is also working on a new Saphyr system that will have 14 times higher throughput than the current one, which can analyze 5,000 human genomes per year.
During a conference call, company executives also discussed results from the SMART NIPT trial and their outlook for Natera's three businesses.
Under the Ge-Med project, University Hospital Tübingen will offer diagnostic whole-genome sequencing for all genetic indications and will include PRS in its reporting.
The RT-LAMP-based platform, which the researchers plan to commercialize through a spinout company, could be adapted for other infectious disease tests.
Last year, the company processed more than 1 million tests, most of them for its reproductive health business, but interest in Prospera and Signatera is growing.
The Helix Laboratory Platform is the first whole-exome sequencing platform to receive do novo authorization by the agency and paves the way for others.
Over the next year or so, the investigators plan to sequence the genomes of 3,000 patients with cancer, heart disease, diabetes, or neurological disorders.
At an AMP virtual meeting workshop, a Mayo Clinic lab director offered advice on what diseases to include, how to handle VUSs, and other considerations for ECS.
The company plans to show new data for its Signatera oncology test at three upcoming conferences this year, including in breast cancer and bladder cancer.
During a session at the ASHG 2020 virtual meeting, representatives from both organizations laid out the reasons for their contrasting guidelines.