NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Premaitha Health announced today that it has signed a deal making GeNext the exclusive distributor of its Iona non-invasive prenatal screening test in Russia.

The Iona test estimates the risk of a fetus being affected by Down syndrome and other serious genetic conditions by analyzing cell-free fetal DNA from a maternal blood sample. It received CE marking about a year ago.

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