NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Chinese genetic testing firm Berry Genomics and Illumina have co-developed a next-generation sequencing system and are currently seeking approval for clinical applications from the Chinese Food and Drug Administration, the companies said today.

Under their partnership, the firms have developed a customized sequencer that is based on Illumina's NextSeq 500 and have integrated it with Berry's Bambni noninvasive prenatal test, which includes a PCR-free library prep kit and proprietary RUPATM analysis software.

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