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Illumina continues to forge partnerships with diagnostic developers overseas as it eyes approximately 50 population sequencing projects around the world.

In a clinical study Baylor researchers found that PreSeek, which Natera markets as Vistara, reliably detected dominant disorders in more than 400 pregnancies.

With several SBIR grants from the NIH, the firm is also using its Liquid Scan platform to identify neonatal trophoblast cells in maternal blood samples.

The firm's fourth quarter preliminary revenues increased by 11 percent to $865 million year over year, while full-year revenues jumped by 21 percent to $3.3 billion.

The court cited previous US Supreme Court rulings, including Mayo vs. Prometheus, in determining that certain claims of Illumina's patents were invalid.

The investment bank called Genomic Health a leader in diagnostic testing and said Invitae will benefit from growth trends in the genetic testing sector.

The company, which changed its name from Premaitha Health last month, saw a 73 percent increase in testing volumes during the first half of fiscal year 2018.

The companies will bring NIPD Genetics' Veracity and Veragene noninvasive prenatal tests to Medicover's markets, as well as developing new genetic tests.

The company and Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island are currently evaluating the technology to determine the performance of the test.

Natera plans to launch its clinical oncology and transplantation tests next year and is hopeful that guidelines endorsing NIPT for average-risk pregnancies are imminent.

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