Lineagen's new chromosomal microarray testing and genetic-counseling service, dubbed FirstStepDx, aims to appeal to pediatricians who are charged with treating children with possible autism spectrum disorder or developmental delay.
Officials from BlueGnome and the CCMC said they hope the wider availability of the arrays will spur cancer cytogenetics researchers to adopt the consortium's design and further the efforts of the CCMC to set standards for using arrays in cytogenetics.
Keener than ever to establish itself as a key genomic research tools provider for in vitro fertilization laboratories, BlueGnome recently rolled out a new offering to help doctors better understand the biological factors underlying recurrent miscarriage.
As part of the platform adoption, Christchurch-based Canterbury Health Laboratories has implemented the NimbleGen workflow for cytogenetics, including arrays, reagents, instruments, and software, in its core facility.
According to a company spokesperson, the growth was primarily driven across the two application areas by sales of its SeqCap EZ Exome offering for target enrichment as well as its CGX cytogenetic arrays.
The addition of SNP content will further enable cytogeneticists using Agilent arrays to detect constitutional abnormalities, and could help make Agilent more competitive against firms like Affymetrix and Illumina that currently sell SNP platforms for cytogenetic research.