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Eone-Diagnomics will offer its Gen Screen non-invasive prenatal test in certain Asian markets in partnership with cord blood service provider Cordlife.

The China Food and Drug Administration had also previously accredited both the NIFTY test and the BGISEQ sequencing platform.

The Singaporean firm already offers cell-free NIPT testing through its iGene Laboratory and sells a kit to test ovarian cysts for malignancy.

Increased consumer interest in prenatal health is also spurring use of carrier screening for genetic conditions.

Illumina had filed a series of suits against several companies in the UK starting in 2015, which were recently consolidated into one case.

The technology relates to the isolation and genetic analysis of circulating fetal cells from maternal blood.

The team has developed a method to test for inherited disorders prenatally and plan to conduct a larger trial and eventually offer it as a clinical test.

In a study involving almost 23,000 women, DNA reflex testing detect 95 percent of trisomies while avoiding recalls. 

Natera said its liquid biopsy assay Signatera is well suited for the immuno-oncology field, particularly pharmaceutical companies developing personalized vaccines.

The molecular diagnostics company reported total revenues of $56.7 million in the quarter, and saw its testing volume grow 15 percent over Q3 2016.

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