BioSpace.com

Biotech and Pharmaceutical
News & Jobs
Search the Site
 
   
Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Channel Medical Device and Diagnostics Channel Clinical Research Channel BioSpace Collaborative    Job Seekers:  Register | Login          Employers:  Register | Login  

NEWSLETTERS
Free Newsletters
Archive
My Subscriptions

NEWS
News by Subject
News by Disease
News by Date
PLoS
Search News
Post Your News
JoVE

CAREER NETWORK
Job Seeker Login
Most Recent Jobs
Browse Biotech Jobs
Search Jobs
Post Resume
Career Fairs
Career Resources
For Employers

HOTBEDS
Regional News
US & Canada
  Biotech Bay
  Biotech Beach
  Genetown
  Pharm Country
  BioCapital
  BioMidwest
  Bio NC
  BioForest
  Southern Pharm
  BioCanada East
  US Device
Europe
Asia

DIVERSITY

INVESTOR
Market Summary
News
IPOs

PROFILES
Company Profiles

START UPS
Companies
Events

INTELLIGENCE
Research Store

INDUSTRY EVENTS
Biotech Events
Post an Event
RESOURCES
Real Estate
Business Opportunities

 News | News By Subject | News by Disease News By Date | Search News
eNewsletter Signup
Miles
Km80.5

   

Start of Clinical Validation of Trisomy 21 Diagnostic Test, GATC Biotech and LifeCodexx AG Study


6/28/2011 11:01:40 AM

Constance, Germany, 28 June 2011 / B3C newswire / – In conjunction with several Central European prenatal centers, scientists at GATC Biotech AG and LifeCodexx AG have begun the clinical validation study of a non-invasive, prenatal diagnostic test based on next generation sequencing.

The test detects fetal trisomy 21 (Down’s syndrome) and is based on the sequencing cell-free fetal DNA from maternal blood. More than 150 samples could be collected within a short time. At least 500 samples are required for the study. To improve cost efficiency and productivity, the method was successfully validated beforehand on the IlluminaHiSeq 2000 Next Generation Sequencing System with 38 samples.

“Our method allows pooling of at least seven samples for parallel analysis on the HiSeq 2000,” said Dr. Michael Lutz, CEO of LifeCodexx AG, “in this manner we can sink the costs per analyzed sample by more than 50 percent. We are right on our schedule with the validation study and are confident that we will be able to launch the prenatal diagnostic test onto the market as planned at the end of 2011.”

GATC Biotech und LifeCodexx will present the results of their current studies at the World Congress in Fetal Medicine on Malta in June as well as at the Conference of the European Cytogenetics Association in Porto, Portugal, in July.

Contact

Dr. Michael Lutz

Chief Executive Officer

LifeCodexx AG

m.lutz@lifecodexx.com

+49 (0) 7531 81 60 15



Read at BioSpace.com

   

ADD TO DEL.ICIO.US    ADD TO DIGG    ADD TO FURL    ADD TO STUMBLEUPON    ADD TO TECHNORATI FAVORITES