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Verinata Health presented results from its fetal aneuploidy study this week at the Annual Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine meeting and has set a March 1 launch date for its noninvasive sequencing-based test, which it will market for the detection of trisomy 21, 18, and 13.

This article was originally published Feb. 3.
Sequenom has published the results of a study demonstrating that its noninvasive MaterniT21 test, which detects Down syndrome in a fetus by sequencing maternal plasma, can also detect trisomy 18 and trisomy 13.

This story was originally published Jan. 27.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sequenom has sued both Aria Diagnostics and Natera, accusing the companies of infringing a Sequenom patent with their respective noninvasive trisomy 21 and paternity tests.

By Monica Heger

Sequenom has sued both Aria Diagnostics and Natera, accusing the companies of infringing a Sequenom patent with their respective noninvasive trisomy 21 and paternity tests.

By Monica Heger
This story was originally published Jan. 17.
Aria Diagnostics is planning to launch a clinical trial of its noninvasive sequencing-based trisomy 21 test in 25,000 women.

Prenatal diagnostics company Natera has sued Sequenom, claiming that it does not infringe a patent on noninvasive prenatal diagnosis held by Sequenom, and that the patent is invalid.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Prenatal diagnostics company Natera has sued Sequenom, claiming that it does not infringe a patent on noninvasive prenatal diagnosis methods held by Sequenom.

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