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Public Health England will use the company's Victor EnLite instrument and EnLite Neonatal TREC kit at three of six sites to evaluate screening newborns for "Bubble Boy" disease.

The increase in total revenues was driven primarily by sales of Natera's Panorama and Horizon reproductive health tests.

The urine-based test, which was already available in several markets, does not require any specialized instrumentation and produces results in less than three minutes.

The technology uses single-cell droplet digital PCR to analyze maternal blood cell populations that have been enriched for fetal cells by MACS.

The company attributed its revenue shortfall to billing issues in the prenatal testing business and announced that CFO Bryan Riggsbee will be interim CEO.

Atrin will use Predictive's GenDB databases and women's health biobank to study germline mutations in DNA damage and response inhibitor pathways. 

CEO Prahlad Singh said the firm is developing a PCR- and antibody-based assay for the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV and is working with the Chinese NMPA.

Natera discussed its cancer and transplant rejection testing businesses, while Exact Sciences explained how it will benefit from its Genomic Health acquisition.

The firms have agreed to develop infectious disease and women's heath testing assays using SpeeDx's proprietary technology.

The new firm will offer target enrichment assays for clinical NGS testing and develop library preparation kits for clinical tests on Illumina's sequencing platform.

Earlier this month, the company started accepting clinical samples at its CLIA/CAP laboratory in Pittsburgh and an affiliate laboratory in Malaysia.

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Columbia University found that almost all blood samples from pregnant women tested contained several trophoblasts.

Yourgene said it continues to consider additional acquisition opportunities to enhance its earnings and to acquire complementary technologies.

The company said it will use the proceeds to increase commercialization of its PreTRM test, a blood biomarker test to determine the risk of premature delivery.

A preliminary analysis lends some support to covering NIPS for pregnancies beyond high-risk, and some payors have expanded coverage.  

 

The company processed more than 200,000 tests during the quarter, an increase of 20 percent compared to the 167,000 tests it processed in Q3 of last year.

The company said three clinical centers have validated the test in a prospective clinical trial involving more than 10,000 participants.

The Unity test enables screening for several autosomal recessive conditions from fetal DNA gathered from maternal blood.

The company also said that it has acquired Beijing-based food safety testing firm Meizheng Group. The deal is expected to expand PerkinElmer's food safety capabilities.

The nonpartisan federal agency's report suggests ways for Congress, the FDA, FTC, and CMS to expand oversight of the genetic testing market.

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