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Next-Generation Sequencing

The latest news on next-generation sequencing.

The Genetron Health S5 NGS system is based on the Thermo Fisher Scientific Ion GeneStudio S5 and will be accompanied by Genetron-developed assays.

Clinical genomics is just one business area for PHIX, which also intends to sell genomic tools and introduce a variety of agriculture and lifestyle-focused tests.

The Series A financing will go toward expanding access to its liquid biopsy-based test to more patients in Asia and North America, it said.

The genetic testing firm is offering approximately 2.3 million shares at $11.25 per share and plans to use the funds for general corporate purposes.

The Seattle-based immune cell sequencing firm saw sequencing revenues grow 38 percent while development revenues rose 65 percent.

Due out in December, the Magnis automated library prep instrument is meant to be an affordable and easy way for researchers to use Agilent's SureSelect kits.

Lexent's NGS assay for monitoring response to treatment and minimal residual disease for solid tumors will eventually run on the Illumina NextSeq 550Dx. 

The firm is looking to expand its sales internationally, as well as in the consumer-initiated market, but is being conservative with revenue growth estimates.

Under the new 15-year exclusive agreement, the test will become available through all of Sonic's clinical labs and anatomic pathology practices in the US.

The Temple City, California-based NGS genetic testing firm more than doubled its number of billable tests compared to the prior-year period.

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