A Noninvasive Future – Prenatal Genetic Testing Looks to Single-Cell Methods as the Next Frontier

ClinicalOmics By Helen Albert|August 2017 Prenatal genetic testing has advanced enormously over the last few decades. Amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling (CVS) have been performed to diagnose fetal abnormalities for many years, but these tests are invasiveand not without problems. The risk for miscarriage is low (approximately 1 in 1000 for amniocentesis and 1 in 500 […]

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Arcedi Biotech aims to advance prenatal testing to whole genome, noninvasively

BioMed WorldTech By Katie Pfaff|July 11, 2017 Arcedi Biotech ApS provides noninvasive cell-based prenatal testing options beyond traditional methods, like amniocentesis. The Vejle, Denmark-based company’s technology isolates maternal and fetal cells for more comprehensive testing and rare cell detection in fetal samples. “This is going to be the first cell-based noninvasive prenatal test that is […]

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News and Notes from PNDx 2016 (Diagnostics World News)

By Benjamin Ross|December 9, 2016 The fourth annual Advances in Prenatal Molecular Diagnostics Conference took place last week in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The conference focused the bulk of its efforts on addressing two important, parallel issues: the science involved in cell-free vs. circulating fetal cells, and the angle of genetic counseling that impacts both the patient and […]

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Fetal Cell-Based Noninvasive Prenatal Testing Advances With Three New Feasibility studies (GenomeWeb)

By Julia Karow|Nov 02, 2016|NEW YORK Prenatal testing appears to be at the brink of another round of major innovation, with three recent reports demonstrating the feasibility of isolating fetal cells noninvasively and analyzing their DNA for aberrations, a goal researchers had pursued for decades. Testing DNA from fetal cells instead of cell-free DNA from the mother’s blood […]

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Fetal Cells Offer Promise in Prenatal Testing (MIT Technology Review)

A scientist says a blood test that can discern a fetus’s entire genome is coming by Bonnie Rochman|August 18, 2016 The year Led Zeppelin released its first album, in 1969, doctors in California found that they could sometimes spot Y chromosomes in some cells collected from a pregnant woman’s blood. It meant the cells came from […]

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Bagger-Sørensen-selskab vil lancere fostertest i år (MedWatch)

Af Lonni Lynge|18 April 2016 Danske Arcedi Biotech, der er ejet af Bagger-Sørensen-familien, har udviklet en test som gennem en blodprøve kan fastslå, om et ufødt barn har genetiske fejl. ARCEDI forventer at indtage det amerikanske marked senere i år READ MORE

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En dråbe blod fra moderen kan fortælle alt om det ufødte barn (Jyllands Posten)

Af Tina Bryld|1 June 2014 Forskning: En gruppe forskere på Aarhus Universitetshospital, Skejby, har fundet ud af, hvordan man kan fiske fosterceller ud af en blodprøve fra moderen, så man fremover gennem den kan tjekke fosteret for misdannelser. READ MORE

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