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Non-invasive prenatal screening tests are not only detecting fetal chromosomal abnormalities, but also some cases of maternal cancer.

The results are the most comprehensive picture so far of the patterns of abnormal NIPT results that could indicate a woman has a higher risk of carrying an unknown tumor.

The company's new clinical laboratory will provide interim and backup services for its customers.

The firm said in an SEC document that it plans to offer 6.25 million shares and expects net proceeds of up to $103.3 million.

The UK NIPT firm said that is creating a provision of £500,000 to cover expected expenses related to litigation involving Illumina.

The partners will leverage IME's rare cell isolation technology, a microchip containing a microfabricated filter membrane to isolate and enrich fetal cells from maternal blood.

Patent law experts said the ruling provides further clarity over what is and is not patentable within the broader molecular diagnostics field. 

The results were presented at the ESHG meeting in Scotland this weekend and could potentially influence how NIPT is offered in those countries.

With evidence of significant variation among consent procedures in the NIPT space, and the potential for a lack of awareness about incidental findings, Bianchi recommends the field come together to standardize procedures and education.

In addition to offering NIPTs, Natera is eyeing the cancer diagnostics space.

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