By Monica Heger

Sequenom disclosed
last week that it has expanded its portfolio of prenatal testing intellectual property by purchasing two patent applications from Helicos BioSciences.

The IP, acquired for $1.3 million, covers methods for detecting fetal nucleic acids and diagnosing fetal abnormalities.

Additionally, the company this week pre-announced its first-quarter 2012 sales for its MaterniT21 Plus noninvasive sequencing-based laboratory developed test to diagnose trisomy 21, 13, and 18.

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