NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Mount Sinai Services today announced a distribution deal with Illumina to offer the Verifi non-invasive prenatal test in Ontario.

Mount Sinai Services said that the deal also provides it flexibility to offer the test in other regions in Canada. Financial and other terms of the deal were not disclosed. Illumina acquired the Verifi test when it purchased Verinata Health in 2013.

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Sep
27
Sponsored by
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This webinar will present an in-depth look at how Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has developed and implemented a next-generation sequencing panel for mutational tumor profiling of advanced cancer patients.

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28
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This webinar will discuss the critical role that software can play for clinical labs looking to establish comprehensive genomic testing programs.