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BGI and Association of Czech genetic centers announce opening of a joint prenatal test facility
Date:7/3/2013

ill be introduced and performed in this new lab, NIFTY, the non-invasive prenatal test in the first trimester of pregnancy which has huge advantages in its high accuracy and sensitivity without posing any risk to the fetus. We are confident that it will be well received by all pregnant women"

This facility will also be an opportunity for BGI to establish connections with national research groups and government, which potentially will facilitate further joint genomics education, investments and employment opportunities. "I believe this center also will strive to cultivate joint collaborations between China and Europe." Lining added.

"For the Czech Republic, this investment is not only about the two million EUR and tens of new job positions for university alumni in the field of biology, biochemistry and bioinformatics, but also an exceptional opportunity for further development of local science and research activities in genomics and life sciences," said Petr Ocko, acting CEO of CzechInvest agency. "In CzechInvest we do appreciate that we could mediate this project to Czech Republic and we are ready to offer BGI Europe and companies involved in Association a helping hand also in the future," adds Ocko.


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Contact: Jia Liu
liujia@genomics.cn
BGI Shenzhen
Source:Eurekalert

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