NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Natera has filed a suit against Bio-Reference Laboratories claiming that the firm breached a contract with Natera when it launched and promoted a noninvasive prenatal test based on Illumina's technology, according to a research note issued this morning by investment bank Piper Jaffray.

Bio-Reference has been offering Natera's Panorama noninvasive prenatal screening test since 2013, but last month it launched its own NIPS, ClariTest, which is based on technology it licensed from Illumina.

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