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By Edward Winnick and Tony Fong

SAN FRANCISCO (GenomeWeb News) – A busy first day of the 29th Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference wrapped up with several firms in the molecular tools and diagnostics industries making their pitches to investors.

Many firms talked about new markets and new products, either recently introduced or on the way, as key revenue drivers. Below are brief summaries taken from some of the firm's presentations and breakout sessions.

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Aug
29
Sponsored by
PerkinElmer

This webinar will outline how RUCDR Infinite Biologics, the world's largest university-based biorepository, has implemented workflows and processes to support precision medicine applications.

Sep
18
Sponsored by
Bionano Genomics

This webinar will outline how a team at Radboud University Medical Center is assessing ultra-long read optical mapping on the Bionano Saphyr system to replace classical cytogenetics approaches in routine testing and for the discovery of novel structural variants with potential scientific, prognostic, or therapeutic value that are missed by standard approaches.

Oct
03
Sponsored by
Agilent

This webinar will provide an overview of how an international reference laboratory has implemented an automated next-generation sequencing workflow with custom panels for analyzing cancer samples.

Oct
23
Sponsored by
Swift Biosciences

This webinar will illustrate how single-cell methylation sequencing can be applied to gain significant insight into epigenetic heterogeneity in disease states, advancing cancer research discoveries.