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2010-06-30 03:49:00

LONDON, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan is pleased to announce that it has awarded its prestigious 2010 Scandinavia New Product Innovation Award to FCMB ApS ("FCMB") for its breakthrough work in non-invasive prenatal testing. FCMB is developing a suite of non-invasive prenatal diagnostics based on isolating fetal cells from maternal blood samples. FCMB's diagnostics have the potential to provide results that are as accurate as more invasive procedures, such as amniocentesis...

2010-04-29 05:00:00

BEIJING, April 29 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Medical Technologies, Inc. (the "Company") (Nasdaq: CMED), a leading China-based advanced in-vitro diagnostic ("IVD") company, today announced that it received approval for its AUTOMAGLIA 90 fully-automated ECLIA analyzer ("AUTOMAGLIA 90 Analyzer") as well as Down Syndrome screening kit ("Down Syndrome Screening") from the State Food and Drug Administration of China (the "SFDA"). AUTOMAGLIA 90 Analyzer is a fully-automated...

2010-03-08 13:30:58

New study in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology explores this controversy Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is one of many serious disorders for which prenatal testing is available. SMA affects approximately 1 in 10,000 live births and is the leading genetic cause of infant mortality and the second most common autosomal recessive disorder, after cystic fibrosis. Although the American College of Medical Genetics recommends carrier testing for all couples, the American College of...

2010-02-25 08:00:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J. and REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Ferring Pharmaceuticals and Gene Security Network (GSN) announced that they have signed an agreement to conduct a clinical trial of GSN's advanced preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) technology, Parental Support(TM). The 11-center U.S. trial is designed to evaluate if GSN's PGD technology helps increase in vitro fertilization (IVF) success rates when using single cell embryo testing for an abnormal number of...

2010-02-16 14:40:03

Experts at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia describe current state of the science Repairing birth defects in the womb. Inserting a tiny laser into the mother's uterus to seal off an abnormal blood flow and save fetal twins. Advancing the science that may allow doctors to deliver cells or DNA to treat sickle cell anemia and other genetic diseases before birth. These are examples of the still-emerging field of fetal surgery. "Fetal surgery is a unique field in maternal-fetal medicine,"...

2010-02-16 07:30:00

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sequenom, Inc. (Nasdaq: SQNM) today announced the launch of the SensiGene(TM) Fetal(XY) (Fetal Sex Determination) test by Sequenom's CAP accredited and CLIA-certified laboratory, Sequenom Center for Molecular Medicine (Sequenom CMM). This is the company's second laboratory developed test powered by its SEQureDx(TM) technology. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040415/SQNMLOGO) The benefits of the SensiGene Fetal(XY) Fetal Sex...

2010-01-06 11:23:41

Current use of prenatal ultrasounds in women with singleton pregnancies is 55% greater than in 1996, even in low-risk pregnancies. More than one-third (37%) of pregnant women now receive 3 or more ultrasound tests in the second and third trimesters of a given pregnancy, found an article http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj090979.pdf in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) www.cmaj.ca. The increase in the use of multiple ultrasound scans per pregnancy has been more pronounced in low-risk...

2009-12-29 14:20:00

After prenatal diagnosis with complex birth defects, hundreds of babies and mothers received world-class, unique services at the Special Delivery Unit at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 240 babies born in 2009 in the Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit (SDU) at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia are ringing in 2010 with their joyful families. Families from 24 states traveled to Children's Hospital for expert...

2009-11-22 08:05:48

The addition of a "genetic sonogram" maximizes the accuracy of non-invasive testing for Down syndrome, said a Baylor College of Medicine researcher who was lead author of a landmark study in the current issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology. "We wanted to be able to definitively describe the detection and accuracy of noninvasive prenatal screening for the detection of Down syndrome," said Dr. Kjersti Aagaard, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at BCM and the corresponding author of...

2009-09-28 07:20:36

New prenatal tests for Down syndrome are soon to be offered to all pregnant women across the United States, yet telling an expectant couple that their child will be born with Down syndrome is a task very few physicians are trained for, claims research published in the American Journal of Medical Genetics. The study, which reviewed decades of surveys and interviews, offers several recommendations for how physicians can best deliver the news. A 29-member research team, led by Dr. Brian Skotko...