As several companies are vying for a share of the noninvasive prenatal testing market in the US, Berry Genomics has been focusing its efforts on providing sequencing-based NIPT in China.

The company, which is based in Beijing and has additional facilities in Shanghai and Qingdao, was founded in 2010 by a group of Chinese genomics researchers with expertise in next-gen sequencing, according to CEO Dai Xing Zhou. Besides prenatal testing, the firm is also interested in early cancer detection in blood.

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