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The Cyprus-based company has been offering a cell-free DNA-based noninvasive prenatal test for fetal aneuploidies, called Veracity, since 2015.

During a conference call to discuss the firm's second-quarter results, CEO and President Francis deSouza also highlighted potential growth from clinical sequencing.

The company's diagnostics segment's revenues were up 6 percent, while its discovery and analytical solutions segment's revenues grew less than 1 percent.

The company's cofounders have developed methods for analyzing genetic material from fetal trophoblast cells isolated from the cervix.

The first application of the technology will be for noninvasive prenatal screening followed by cancer liquid biopsy testing.

The company had a profit of £3.4 million, or £0.01 per share, for the year compared to a loss of £9.6 million, or £0.03 per share, the previous year.

Under the partnership, Heidelberg-based Eluthia will become the primary distributor of BGI's NIFTY noninvasive prenatal test in Germany.

A UK court determined that Ariosa's licensee infringed upon at least one claim of Illumina's European patent 1 524 321 and upheld the patent's validity.

Scientists from the UK and China discussed two new NIPTs that include single-gene disorders and a study to estimate disease recurrence risk in families.

Last year, the firm saw 21 percent growth in reproductive health, 56 percent growth in oncology, and 49 percent growth in infectious disease testing.

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