In Brief This Week: Sequenom; SomaLogic; Response Genetics; Cellular Dynamics; Agilent; Abbott; Veracyte; OncoGenesis | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Sequenom said this week that its wholly owned subsidiary Sequenom Laboratories signed a national agreement with an unnamed insurance company for coverage of the MaterniT21 Plus non-invasive prenatal test. It is the third national coverage deal signed by Sequenom for the test. The insurer covers 13 million lives in the US and brings the total number of covered lives under agreement by the laboratory's diagnostic services to more than 140 million lives, Sequenom said.

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