NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Illumina has filed a lawsuit against Natera, alleging that the company's non-invasive prenatal testing infringes its US Patent No. 9,493,831, which covers methods for library preparation.

Natera began selling its commercial noninvasive prenatal test Panorama in 2013, which relies on analysis of cell-free DNA present in maternal blood using a multiplex targeted PCR approach.

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