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Next-Generation Sequencing

The latest news on next-generation sequencing.

The company said it planned to launch version 3 of Panorama this year during a conference call discussing its second quarter 2016 performance.

While undergoing parallel review for its FoundationOne test by the FDA and CMS, the firm will continue to work with its local MACs on reimbursement.

The company hopes to simultaneously achieve premarket FDA approval and a national coverage determination from CMS for its NGS cancer panel.

The company credited the increased revenues to a 12 percent rise in the number of Oncotype Dx tests delivered.

The company also said that its FoundationOne test has been accepted for parallel review as part of the Expedited Access Pathway program with the FDA and CMS.

Unilabs has licensed the rights to develop, validate, and run Natera's Panorama NIPT technology out of its own laboratories. 

Revisions to the reimbursement catalog went into effect July 1, but stakeholders are quarreling about a pre-authorization requirement in court.

According to Myriad, the NOVA study shows that myChoice HRD can double the number of ovarian cancer patients who will respond to niraparib compared to other tests.

Although Sequenom had garnered support from a diverse range of groups who wanted clarity on patent eligibility, the Supreme Court denied the petition. 

Genomed, based in Warsaw, offers sequencing-based diagnostic and research services and brought BGI's noninvasive prenatal NIFTY test in house last year.

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