NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sequenom officials on Thursday elaborated on the firm's plans to develop a lower-cost noninvasive prenatal test for fetal aneuploidy.

The new test will be targeted toward the international and low-risk markets and will run on a different platform than its MaterniT21 Plus test, which is targeted at high-risk pregnancies and runs on Illumina's HiSeq 2000 sequencer.

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