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2011-08-04 15:15:00

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ: SQNM), a life sciences company providing innovative genetic analysis solutions, today reported revenue of $13.3 million for the second quarter of 2011, an increase of 17% compared to revenue of $11.4 million for the second quarter of 2010. Net loss for the second quarter of 2011 was $20.9 million or $0.21 per share, as compared to net loss of $59.1 million, or $0.86 per share for the same period in 2010. Gross margin for the...

2011-06-27 00:00:29

Over 200 children treated before they were born by CHOP's Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment, and their families, gathered to celebrate 15 years of Hope. The reunion brings together a unique community of families who have shared similar struggles. Nearly all of the children in attendance were prenatally diagnosed with a birth defect that had potentially devastating outcomes. Babies diagnosed with these birth defects either underwent fetal surgery to treat the condition before birth or...

2011-06-26 18:01:00

PHILADELPHIA, June 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over 1000 people gathered today to celebrate at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) for the 15th Annual Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Fetal Family Reunion. The reunion brings together a unique community of families who have shared similar struggles. Nearly all of the children in attendance were prenatally diagnosed with a birth defect, like congenital diaphragmatic hernia, spina bifida, congenital heart disease or...

2011-06-25 00:00:32

Since June of 2008 more than 750 babies have been delivered in the Special Delivery Unit, the world's first birth facility exclusively for mothers carrying babies with known birth defects. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 23, 2011 This month marks the third anniversary of the opening of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's (CHOP) Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit, the world's first birth facility exclusively for mothers carrying babies with known birth defects like spina bifida and...

2011-06-23 07:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This month marks the third anniversary of the opening of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's (CHOP) Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit, the world's first birth facility exclusively for mothers carrying babies with known birth defects like spina bifida and congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Babies diagnosed with these birth defects will either undergo fetal surgery to treat the condition before birth or need immediate specialized care after...

2011-06-07 06:00:00

SAN DIEGO, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ: SQNM), a life sciences company providing innovative genetic analysis solutions, today announced the acceptance for publication of the manuscript titled, "Fetal RHD Genotype Detection from Circulating Cell-Free Fetal DNA in Maternal Plasma in Non-Sensitized RhD Negative Women." The article is currently available online and will appear in the next issue of Prenatal Diagnosis. The study, conducted by the company's wholly-owned...

2011-05-21 00:01:24

Request A Test, Ltd., a privately held business offering direct-to-consumer lab screenings in a rapid, discreet and affordable way, has just announced the addition of prenatal and thyroid testing to its list of screening services. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) May 19, 2011 Request A Test, Ltd., a privately held business offering direct-to-consumer lab screenings in a rapid, discreet and affordable way, has just announced the addition of prenatal and thyroid testing to its list of screening...

2011-04-26 07:00:00

SAN CARLOS, Calif., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Verinata Health, Inc., (Verinata) a privately-held company dedicated to maternal and fetal health, today announced the publication of study results using its proprietary prenatal test to accurately identify multiple fetal chromosomal abnormalities from maternal blood. All trisomy 21 and trisomy 18 test samples were classified correctly. The publication, entitled 'Optimal Detection of Fetal Chromosomal Abnormalities Using Massively Parallel...

2011-04-26 07:00:00

SAN CARLOS, Calif., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Artemis Health, Inc., a privately-held company dedicated to maternal and fetal health, today announced that it has changed its name to Verinata Health, Inc. to better reflect its core mission of providing accurate ("veri") assessments of natal ("nata") health. Currently, Verinata Health, Inc. (Verinata) is focused on completing the clinical validation of its first non-invasive prenatal diagnostic (NIPD) test. This test is designed to...

2011-04-21 05:00:00

NEW YORK, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- KellBenx, a biotechnology company focused on the development of non-invasive prenatal diagnosis (NIPD) of genetic and inherited disorders, announced today that it has secured an initial funding round of $2.5 million from four investors - three biotechnology venture capital groups and one angel investor. The round will finance a clinical trial and laboratory testing of a new, minimally invasive blood test designed to identify risks to pregnancy...


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