NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – BGI has received the CE mark for its NIFTY cell-free DNA-based noninvasive prenatal test kit for fetal chromosomal aneuploidies on the BGISEQ-500 sequencing platform, the company said last week.

The test obtained EU medical device CE certification, issued by the British Standards Institution (BSI).

The NIFTY test estimates the risk of a fetus having trisomy 21, trisomy 18, and trisomy 13, sex chromosomal disorders, and certain deletion syndromes. It works by analyzing cell-free DNA from maternal blood at 10 weeks of gestation.

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Apr
26
Sponsored by
Thermo Fisher Scientific

In this webinar, the second in the “New Frontiers in Liquid Biopsy Research” series, Luca Quagliata, Senior Consultant in the Molecular Pathology Unit at University Hospital Basel, will share two specific unmet needs within his lab’s liquid biopsy research that led to the eventual evaluation, adoption, and implementation of the latest liquid biopsy Oncomine NGS solutions from Thermo Fisher.

May
01
Sponsored by
Horizon Discovery

This webinar will provide an in-depth case study demonstrating how reference standards can be used to develop and validate circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA)-based assays.

May
08
Sponsored by
Dovetail Genomics

This webinar will discuss a proximity ligation-based method for studying structural variation in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue.

May
15
Sponsored by
Tecan

This webinar will discuss how an algorithm-driven synthetic biology system can enable engineering of biological systems for a range of applications.