The firm plans to use the funding to drive sales of its preimplantation genetic screening tests and to invest in data science.
The partners plan to investigate whether a woman’s response to ovarian stimulation during IVF treatment is linked to genomic characteristics.
The researchers said that a faster method could avoid having to freeze embryos and as a result may improve the success rate of in vitro fertilization.
At a conference last week, researchers from Italy presented results from 73 women who had mosaic embryos transferred.
According to John Zhang, founder and CEO of the New Hope Fertility Center, universal PGS will likely increase success rates of IVF further.
A study by researchers in Italy found that preimplantation genetic diagnosis and screening combined led to more successful pregnancies per transfer but fewer women had embryos transferred.
The company feels it could be an attractive target for mergers, but is also keeping an eye out for IP acquisition options of its own.
The test uses Illumina arrays to measure genome-wide sperm DNA methylation patterns in order to predict male fertility status and resulting embryo quality.
The team built on a previous approach that used single-cell sequencing to screen for chromosomal abnormalities in embryos from couples undergoing IVF.
Researchers in Saudi Arabia sequenced the exomes of women having trouble conceiving and found a mutation that appears to halt early embryonic development.
A new analysis finds that nearly half the late-stage clinical trials sponsored by a US National Cancer Institute program influence patient care.
Technology Review reports that sickle cell patients are optimistic about gene editing to treat their disease, but are worried about how available it will be.
The owner of the GEDmatch website tells CBS12 he is considering charging law enforcement a fee to use the site.
In Nature this week: babies born by caesarean section are more likely to have altered gut microbiota profiles, and more.