NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Premaitha Health said today that it has signed up two distribution partners for its noninvasive prenatal Iona test in the Middle East, who have sold the test to several customers.

The new Middle Eastern customers are expected to run more than 10,000 samples per year once the Iona test is fully operational at their sites, Premaitha said.

Integrated Gulf Biosystems is distributing the UK company's test in the United Arab Emirates and in Saudi Arabia and has already sold it to unnamed customers in Dubai and Saudi Arabia.

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