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The firm said it will use the funding to invest in research and development that will improve upon its deep shotgun metagenomic sequencing technology.

The two Netherlands-based firms will market their joint offering to pharmaceutical companies and others researching immune system-related diseases.

Investigators used gene panel sequence data to look at rare de novo variant frequencies in potential risk genes for neurodevelopmental disorders with epilepsy.

The acquisition will allow the firms to provide annotated biospecimens, as well as sequencing, bioinformatics, and lab services to hospitals and clinicians.

Researchers found diagnostically informative single-gene mutations in five of the 19 idiopathic liver diseases cases they assessed with exome sequencing.

Centogene said it will conduct molecular diagnostic testing using deletion/duplication analysis and full-length sequencing of the DMD gene.

New funding will support assay development and lab space to offer test services, and ultimately a test kit using the firm's resistance database.

The prospective, multi-site clinical trial will evaluate the clinical utility of unbiased sequencing for identifying pathogens in suspected CNS infections.

The firm will use the funds to continue its commercialization plans for the Unyvero diagnostic test cartridges and instruments.

The firm reported selling more billable tests in Q1 than any previous quarter and said that it is starting to see momentum in new initiatives, such as carrier screening.

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