NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — CombiMatrix presented data this week showing that chromosomal microarray analysis of more than 4,000 miscarriage analyses yielded a successful result over 85 percent of the time.

By comparison, standard karyotyping methods are successful at analyzing miscarriage tissue only about 60 percent of the time, according to Trilochan Sahoo, director of cytogenetics for CombiMatrix, who presented the company's results at the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics.

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