NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Looking to move into a booming segment of the molecular diagnostics market, UK-based Map Diagnostics is developing a mass spectrometry-based test for detecting Down syndrome as early as eight weeks into a pregnancy. 

With a planned launch at the end of 2016 or in early 2017, the proteomics test would use a small sample of urine to generate results in less than one day, company officials said. 

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