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Dante Labs Makes Non-Invasive Prenatal Test (NIPT) Available to all Expecting European Moms, With a Zero Risk of Miscarriage

Dante Labs Makes Non-Invasive Prenatal Test (NIPT) Available to all Expecting European Moms, With a Zero Risk of Miscarriage

Dante Labs adds Non Invasive Prenatal Test (NIPT) to its collection of advanced genetic tests. 

 

Today international biotech company Dante Labs introduced its Non-Invasive Prenatal Test (NIPT) based on Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology. Dante Labs NIPT provides a fast and accurate screen for the most common prenatal chromosomal abnormalities.

Expecting mothers will be spared an invasive procedure thanks to the increased sensitivity and reliability of Dante Labs NIPT.

Conventional prenatal testing for fetal chromosomal abnormality has involved either chorionic villus sampling or amniocentesis - both procedures are highly invasive and carry an elevated risk of miscarriage.

Dante Labs NIPT is completely safe for both mother and child and carries 0% risk of miscarriage.

The NIPT is priced at €499 on Dante Labs website.

With a turnaround time of one week, this fast and accurate non-invasive test screens for the most common fetal abnormalities related to chromosomes 13, 18, 21, X, and Y. Specifically, Dante Labs NIPT is based on the in vitro diagnostic test Illumina VeriSeq™ NIPT Solution and screens for the following diseases:

  • Down Syndrome-Trisomy 21
  • Edwards Syndrome-Trisomy 18
  • Patau Syndrome-Trisomy 13
  • Klinefelter Syndrome-XXY
  • Jacobs Syndrome-XYY
  • Turner Syndrome-Monosomy X
  • Triple X Syndrome-XXX
  • Optional reporting on fetal gender (from week 12)

The sequencing is performed at a laboratory with CLIA, CAP and ISO certifications, located in the European Union.

The test is being marketed to both physicians and consumers. Individuals should talk with their gynaecologists about the test and should always get their blood drawn by a physician's office or lab. "The demand for NIPT came from our customers," says Dante Labs CEO Andrea Riposati. "We established our first partnerships with hospitals and physicians, and they kept asking us to add a NIPT to our collection of advanced Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) DNA tests. This test will provide much greater reassurance and comfort during pregnancy."

If more than two copies of chromosome 21, 18, or 13 are found in the fetus, the pregnant woman will be referred to the classic invasive procedure to confirm the result. The present procedure for further follow-up therefore remains unchanged. Clear and informative counselling about various options after prenatal screening is of the utmost importance to support expecting couples in their decision-making process.

Dante Labs joins prestigious NY Bio Fellowship Program and Global Alliance for Genomics & Health

Dante Labs joins prestigious NY Bio Fellowship Program and Global Alliance for Genomics & Health

International biotech company Dante Labs is excited to have been selected for the NY BIO Fellowship Program. Dante Labs also joined the Global Alliance for Genomics.

New York, 09 October 2017 — Dante Labs is excited to announce it has joined two international, independent organizations focused on genomics.

The Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) plays a crucial role as the international standards setting body for genomic and health-related data.

The NY Bio Fellowship Program selects the best life science entrepreneurs and early stage companies in the New York area with potential to contribute to the growth of the New York and global biotechnology community.

The GA4GH alliance was formed to help accelerate the potential of genomic medicine to advance human health. It brings together over 500 leading institutions working in healthcare, research, disease advocacy, life science, and information technology. The partners in GA4GH are working together to create a common framework of harmonized approaches to enable the responsible, voluntary, and secure sharing of genomic and clinical data.

The New York Bio is the only trade association in New York for biotech and life science. Its mission is to build New York State life science future, by supporting the development and growth of New York State's life science industry, and serves its members and the life science community by providing a network for public policy, industry advocacy, and community development.

Dante Labs Partners with Amazon for Whole Genome Sequencing on Prime Day 2017

Dante Labs Partners with Amazon for Whole Genome Sequencing on Prime Day 2017

International biotech company Dante Labs announced today the special offer of whole genome sequencing (WGS) and interpretation in partnership with Amazon for one day only — July 11, 2017, for Amazon Prime Day.

The special offer is available for one day only — July 11 — on both the Amazon FR, ES and IT (amazon.fr, amazon.es, amazon.co.uk) and Dante Labs websites. Customers from different countries will be able to benefit from this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Amazon is a partner of choice for Dante Labs. The Amazon team has provided terrific support in helping us achieve our mission to make advanced genomics accessible to everyone.

The sequencing coverage is 30X via next generation sequencing (NGS). The sequencing includes bioinformatics analysis and interpretation, which are crucial to leveraging genetic information for individuals to make informed decisions about disease monitoring, prevention, nutrition, exercise, health monitoring and more.

Dante Labs is excited to work with Amazon on this historic offering, as both companies are committed to fostering customer centricity, superior customer service and a passion for excellence.

“Amazon is a partner of choice for us, both for its retail and fulfillment capabilities and for its AWS cloud services. It has also provided terrific support in helping us achieve our mission to make advanced genomics accessible to everyone,” said Dante Labs CEO Andrea Riposati. Already this May, Amazon selected Dante Labs Whole Genome Sequencing and Whole Exome Sequencing for its exclusive Amazon Launchpad program, which features impressive, high-quality products from innovative companies.

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