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Genetica Offering Natera's Panorama NIPT in Switzerland

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Swiss prenatal diagnostics laboratory Genetica is now offering Natera's noninvasive prenatal Panorama test, performing it at its genetics laboratory, Natera said today.

Genetica is using Natera's Constellation software platform, which provides cloud-based access to bioinformatics algorithms Natera developed for clinical genomics applications of circulating cell-free DNA analysis, and which meets rigorous patient privacy standards. Using these algorithms, partner laboratories can develop and validate their own clinical assays.

"We are very pleased that Genetica has chosen the Natera Constellation platform to offer NIPT locally in Switzerland, and is the first Constellation customer to launch commercially in Europe," said Natera CEO Matthew Rabinowitz in a statement.  

Natera said it complies with all regulations of the Swiss Federal Office of Health. The company has already transferred the Panorama test technology to a number of other laboratories, including LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services in Canada and MedGenome in India.