Rubicon Genomics said this week that the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology's pre-implantation genetic screening task force has validated its PicoPlex linear whole-genome amplification technology for use in detecting chromosomal abnormalities in human eggs.

The study, presented during ESHRE's annual meeting this week in Rome, combined PicoPlex WGA kits with BlueGnome's 24sure in vitro fertilization microarrays and demonstrated that the combined approach could enable noninvasive testing of human eggs before fertilization.

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