NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — After acquiring Ariosa Diagnostics, a deal announced today, Roche plans to continue to offer the company's non-invasive prenatal test as a laboratory-developed assay while working on an in vitro diagnostic test kit.

Longer term, Roche plans to develop diagnostic tests that use Ariosa's cell-free DNA analysis technology for other disease areas, such as cancer and transplant medicine. In addition, it intends to offer a version of Ariosa's NIPT, called Harmony Prenatal Test, on a sequencing platform of its own.

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