At last week's ESHG annual meeting, three quality assessment providers discussed best practice guidelines and results from a pilot NIPT quality assessment scheme.
In a report made public this week, the French National Authority for Health recommended NIPT if first semester screening indicated a risk between 1 in 51 and 1 in 1,000.
For the year ended March 31, the Manchester, UK-based provider of noninvasive prenatal testing reported more than £3.1 million ($4 million) in revenue.
The UK-based firm said that it "will vigorously pursue all options to recover the debt or equivalent assets."
The company said that Illumina and Sequenom's NIPT patents are not present in the Middle East, allowing it to sell its Iona test unimpeded.
The collaborators will explore the use of cell-free DNA for preimplantation genetic testing.
Going forward, Natera said it will market its Panorama NIPT assay and carrier screening test Horizon directly to physicians.
LifeCodexx's PrenaTest will be available to women in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Vietnam, the United Arab Emirates, and elsewhere in the Middle East.
A new study shows that combining size-based and count-based analysis helps determine whether a copy number aberration originates in the mother, fetus, or both.
The company plans to launch the new qNIPT test, which uses methylation-specific quantitative PCR to detect fetal epigenetic biomarkers, in the near future.