NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – NGeneBio, a Korean molecular diagnostics startup, said today that it has achieved a CE-IVD mark for its BRCAaccuTest and clinical analysis software.

Seoul-based NGeneBio said the amplicon-based, targeted next-generation sequencing panel can be used to detect mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes associated with predisposition to breast and ovarian cancers. The test is performed using Illumina instruments and is run in combination with NGeneBio's NGeneAnalySis software.

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