Tepnel, SoftGenetics team up for congenital disorder tests
This article was originally published in Clinica
Manchester, UK-based IVD company Tepnel Life Sciences and US developer of genetic diagnostics software SoftGenetics have brought together their respective know-how in gene testing to offer rapid tests for congenital disorders in foetuses. Tepnel is now offering its Elucigene QST*R tests for the prenatal detection of common chromosome abnormalities together with SoftGenetics GeneMarker genotyping software. The range of disorders that the QST*R tests for include Down syndrome, Edwards syndrome and Patau syndrome. Tepnel said that the combination of the two products helps to streamline the data analysis process and shorten the results reporting time for users of the QST*R tests. Results can be obtained within four hours. A spokesperson for Tepnel told Clinica that the company will in the future be rolling out the GeneMarker in combination with other tests from its Elucigene range.