By Monica Heger

This article was originally published May 5.

Sequenom has completed the clinical validation study for its noninvasive SensiGene Trisomy 21 test ahead of schedule, the company reported last week in a call with investors to discuss its first-quarter earnings.

Sequenom CEO Harry Hixson said that the study's investigators are currently in the process of preparing a manuscript for publication in a peer reviewed journal, after which the test will be commercially launched.

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