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Asuragen will develop assays for PacBio's long-read next-generation sequencing systems, with an initial focus on developing a carrier screening assay.

The test has been developed to run on Illumina's NextSeq 550Dx next-generation sequencing platform and will be prepared for commercial launch in Europe.

In its complaint, the Maryland-based company claimed that Natera infringes two of its patents, both titled "Methods for detection of genetic disorders."

The San Francisco-based firm reported $64.2 million in revenues, up from $40.6 million a year ago and beating the average Wall Street estimate of $59.4 million.

Illumina had sought to exclude the Harmony test from the US Market, while Ariosa had sought to overturn the jury verdict with a post-trial maneuver.

The company is withdrawing its previous financial guidance for 2020, saying that it cannot predict the extent or duration of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit sent the case, which had been thrown out in December 2018, back to the trial court.

The Tapestry study will initially return genetic results for familial hypercholesterolemia, hereditary breast and ovarian cancer, and Lynch syndrome to patients.

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Columbia University found that almost all blood samples from pregnant women tested contained several trophoblasts.

A preliminary analysis lends some support to covering NIPS for pregnancies beyond high-risk, and some payors have expanded coverage.  

 

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