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Natera Selects DNAnexus Cloud Platform to Support NIPT Offering

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – DNAnexus announced today at the Personalized Medicine World Conference being held in Mountain View, Calif. that Natera has selected its cloud-based platform to support data analysis, storage, and sharing for its genetic tests.

DNAnexus said that Natera has deployed its software on the DNAnexus cloud and will use the platform to provide its SNP-based algorithms to laboratory customers. Natera's own CLIA-certified laboratory currently uses the combined solution to analyze data from Panorama, the company's non-invasive prenatal screening test for detecting fetal aneuploidies. Moving forward, the company will offer the software via the DNAnexus platform to other labs globally that implement and offer Natera's test.

Natera had announced last July that its cloud-based software running on DNANexus' platform had received the CE mark.

"The DNAnexus platform has made it easy for us to take advantage of cloud genomics by removing the costs and technical headaches associated with building a do-it-yourself alternative," Jonathan Sheena, Natera's co-founder and chief technology officer, said in a statement. "We look forward to working together as Natera continues to grow its portfolio of genetic services and expand its global reach."

"We believe the cloud is the most secure place for genomic data and the only technology capable of keeping pace with the growth of the global genetic testing market," Richard Daly, DNAnexus' CEO, added. "The DNAnexus platform serves as a compliant command center capable of cost-effectively supporting multiple testing sites and enabling providers such as Natera with the technical platform to market and monetize their tests globally."