The burgeoning market for noninvasive prenatal testing has to date been dominated by next-generation sequencing-based offerings, but that may change next year when CellScape launches its Clarity test.

And, according to its founder and executive chair, Karen Drexler, the firm believes its microarray-based offering will give it an advantage in the NIPT market, not only because it will at launch be able to test for the "top microdeletion syndromes" as well as other defects, but because of the market's familiarity with microarrays.

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