Current sequencing methods, designed to sequence the whole genome, are simply over-dimensioned for the task of prenatal screening. Even in targeted sequencing, unnecessarily large volumes of genetic data that are irrelevant for aneuoploidy screening must be sequenced and counted. Vanadis™ NIPT converts only the targeted chromosome regions to fluorescent DNA objects, which are then directly quantified on a microtiter plate scanner.
Vanadis™ NIPT is under development. The system does notconform to 98/79 EC In Vitro Diagnostic Medical device directive and cannot beplaced on the market or put into service in EU until they have been made tocomply.
Say goodbye to big data
Unlike the DNA sequencing methods of other NIPT platforms, Vanadis™ NIPT is designed to achieve the same results without using complex genetic data. Its ability to count only the right chromosome targets with very high precision and specificity means that the vast majority of irrelevant chromosomal data no longer needs to be generated.
Train staff in days, not months
Laboratory staff will be able to be trained to operate the Vanadis system in a matter of days, rather than the months of specialized training associated with comparable sequencing-based platforms. Individual samples and reagents are tracked with barcode scanners. And the entire automated process – from primary blood tube to result – will be completed in just 3-4 days. This substantially simplified testing process will make Vanadis NIPT ideally suited to low-complexity laboratory environments.
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