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University of Nebraska Selects Cartagenia's Bench for Genomic Analysis

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Cartagenia said recently that the University of Nebraska Medical Center has tapped its Bench platform genetics diagnostics solution for use in its healthcare laboratory.

The cloud-based platform will provide geneticists and clinicians at the institution's human genetic laboratory — part of the university's Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation — with tools to analyze, interpret, and report data on genomic variants.

According to Jennifer Sanmann, a cytogenetics fellow in the lab, researchers have begun using the Bench CNV and Bench NGS tools, which have helped them keep track of lab findings and reduce report turnaround times. These tools have also "reduced significantly the amount of analysis time per case and have improved our ability to track and query identified variants," she said in a statement.

Financial and other terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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