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Dr. Diana Bianchi Presents Data Demonstrating Verinata Health's Proprietary Technology Detects Genetic Abnormalities In Twin Pregnancies
Date:2/15/2013

trated that 10 to 15 percent of cases may be at risk of having inadequate fetal cfDNA for accurate classification.  Verinata's unique approach using deeper sequencing is required to provide confidence that aneuploidies will be correctly identified. 

The study results were presented in an oral presentation entitled "Maternal Plasma DNA Sequencing: Effects of Multiple Gestation on Aneuploidy Detection and the Relative Cell-Free Fetal DNA (cffDNA) per Fetus," (Oral Concurrent Session 4, Program ID#52). Diana Bianchi , M.D. of the Mother Infant Research Institute at Tufts Medical Center presented the data at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine on February 15, 2013 at 3:15 p.m. Pacific Time.

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Verinata is driven by a sole, extraordinary purpose – maternal and fetal health. Our initial focus is to develop and offer non-invasive tests for early identification of fetal chromosomal abnormalities using our proprietary technologies. We aim to reduce the anxiety associated with today's multi-step process, the unacceptable false-positive rates, the non-specific and sometimes confusing results of current prenatal screening methods, as well as the risk of current invasive procedures. We support national guidelines and the recent American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Committee Opinion recommending cell-free DNA prenatal testing is one option that can be used as a primary or secondary screening test in women at increased risk of aneuploidy. We believe women who desire such testing should be offered a single blood draw test with a definitive result. The verifi® prenatal test is available through a physician. For more information about Verinata, please go to www.verinata.com.


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