LifeCodexx Germany's Publicly Funded Insurance to Cover NIPT Under Limited Circumstances Starting in late 2020, public health insurance is expected to pay for NIPT if a trisomy is suspected and this constitutes an "unacceptable burden" for the pregnant woman. LifeCodexx, LifeCell Partner to Offer PrenaTest in India Indian preventative healthcare provider LifeCell will offer the test under its BabyShield brand. LifeCodexx, Charité Partner on Preeclampsia Detection Assay The planned test will be based on LifeCodexx's methylation-specific quantitative PCR technology. NIPT Reimbursement Decision for High-Risk Pregnancies in Germany to Come in 2019 The G-BA commissioned a contractor to prepare an evidence report by early 2018 and to gather information for patients by early 2019. Sengenics to Offer LifeCodexx NIPT in Southeast Asia LifeCodexx's PrenaTest will be available to women in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Vietnam, the United Arab Emirates, and elsewhere in the Middle East. Dec 8, 2016 New LifeCodexx NIPT Stays Clear of Illumina IP; Promises Speed, Sensitivity, Cost Improvements Premium Dec 7, 2016 LifeCodexx Receives CE Mark for qPCR-Based NIPT Analysis Software Oct 26, 2016 LifeCodexx, Elucigene Diagnostics Partner to Offer NIPT in UK and Ireland Aug 26, 2016 Germany Weighs NIPT Reimbursement for High-Risk Pregnancies as Competition Between Labs Heats Up Premium Mar 16, 2016 LifeCodexx Transferring PrenaTest to Laboratories in Germany, Switzerland Jan 6, 2016 Noninvasive Prenatal Testing Diversifies in 2015, Migrates Toward Average-Risk Market Premium Oct 29, 2015 New Providers Enter German NIPT Market While Reimbursement Remains Elusive Premium Jul 7, 2015 Swiss Health Insurance to Cover NIPT if First Trimester Screening Indicates High Trisomy Risk Apr 2, 2015 Following Validation Study, LifeCodexx Plans to Launch CE-marked qPCR NIPT in H2 of 2015 Premium Jul 2, 2014 Germany Slow to Adopt NIPT as LifeCodexx Gains Trial Reimbursement, Illumina Signs Partnership Premium Feb 12, 2014 New Products: LifeCodexx's PrenaTest; RainDance's ThunderBolts Premium Oct 2, 2013 New Products: LifeCodexx's PraenaTest Express; Multiplicom's Mutation Detection Kits Premium Jul 10, 2013 New Products: LifeCodexx's PrenaTest Premium Apr 3, 2013 UK Study Proposes Protocol for Cost-Effectively Integrating NIPT into Down Syndrome Screening Premium Feb 13, 2013 New Products: University of Washington's UW-Onco-Plex; Sequenta's ClonoSight; LifeCodexx's PrenaTest Premium Feb 1, 2013 Stanford Spinout Carmenta Bioscience Prepping Validation Study of Preeclampsia Protein Dx Premium Jan 16, 2013 Prenatal Sequencing Becoming Standard of Care in Increasingly Litigious Market Premium Nov 28, 2012 LifeCodexx Receives 1,000 Samples for PrenaTest Since Launch; Ponders Expansion to Other Countries Premium Nov 14, 2012 Researchers Look to Move Noninvasive Prenatal Testing Beyond Trisomies, but Face Ethical Challenges Premium Oct 24, 2012 CTAF Recommends Sequencing-Based Screening Tests for T21 and T18 in High-Risk Women Premium Load More Breaking News Epic Sciences, Biosplice Therapeutics Partner on Multiomic Profiling for Cancer Trials Hamilton, Pacific Biosciences Partner on Automating DNA Sample Prep Danaher Q4 Revenues Rise 21 Percent COVID-19 Severity Biomarker Candidates Revealed in RNA Sequencing Study Flatiron Health, Japanese Hospital Partner on Real-World GI Cancer Database Abbott Q4 Diagnostics Revenues Grow 3 Percent, Full-Year Revenues up 25 Percent The Scan Polarized Science Confidence A new survey finds that confidence in science among US adults is increasingly polarized, the Associated Press says. Time to Sit Back and Relax NPR reports that the US National Institutes of Health has transferred the last of its eligible former research chimpanzees to a sanctuary. Omicron-Focused Vaccines The New York Times reports both Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna have launched trials of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines targeting the Omicron variant. Nature Papers Present Cloud-Computing Analysis Approach, Transcription Factor With Role in Bacterial Genome Organization In Nature this week: researchers describe the free, open-source cloud-computing infrastructure Serratus and more.