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Next-Generation Sequencing

The latest news on next-generation sequencing.

The company launched a "core" service using Illumina microarray genotyping, and has plans for an expanded NGS offering with Quest Diagnostics.

Qiagen will have an undisclosed number of layoffs as a result of the halted GeneReader development, though it plans to create new jobs elsewhere.

Qiagen will develop IVDs for use on Illumina's clinical sequencers and reported preliminary Q3 revenue growth of 3 percent at a constant exchange rate.

The firm hopes to return fewer VUS in its test reports and to accelerate the resolution of uncertain results issued to patients in that past.

The researchers said the test performed well in distinguishing patients with or without complications and proved itself better than frequently used clinical variables.

The in vitro diagnostic uses next-generation sequencing to detect clinically actionable genetic variants to guide therapy selection for cancer patients.

Seattle-based Adaptive will develop in vitro diagnostic test kits for distribution, which will run on Illumina's NextSeq 550 Dx system.

The company said it has seen progress in efforts to get FDA approval for its tissue and liquid biopsy tests as data continues to accumulate for pan-cancer utility.

The firm is part of a research consortium that is led by Mount Sinai and includes Fluidigm to develop a device to detect epigenetic signatures of WMD exposure.

Startup BioLizard will develop the algorithm to help Novigenix migrate its immuno-transcriptiomic assay for early colorectal cancer detection to a new NGS-based platform.

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