- Aims to resolve patient diagnostic odyssey, often spanning years and multiple misdiagnoses before accurate diagnosis
- Combines cutting-edge technology and streamlined CE-IVD bioinformatics pipeline with the CENTOGENE Biodatabank, consisting of approximately 700,000 patients representing over 120 highly diverse countries
- Significantly reduces time and resources by avoiding stepwise testing, enabling healthcare professionals to deliver rapid and reliable diagnosis and identify treatment options
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and ROSTOCK, Germany and BERLIN, April 12, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Centogene N.V. (Nasdaq: CNTG), the essential life science partner for data-driven answers in rare and neurodegenerative diseases, today announced the launch of NEW CentoGenome®, an enhanced Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)-based assay. Healthcare professionals can leverage NEW CentoGenome to provide more comprehensive diagnostic information, which could accelerate access to potential treatment options.
Serving as a first-line test, NEW CentoGenome is the most comprehensive commercially available Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) test on the market for both rare and neurodegenerative disorders – covering almost all disease-causing variants, including the most relevant repeat expansions associated with neurological diseases, in a single assay. NEW CentoGenome also detects Copy Number Variations (CNVs) associated with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), as well as complex disease-causing variants associated with Gaucher Disease (GD) and susceptibility to GBA1-related Parkinson's Disease (PD), with the highest levels of sensitivity.
The newly designed WGS assay leverages a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)-free approach. This significantly diminishes the typical bias induced by PCR and provides higher quality sequencing data across the typically challenging regions of the genome by enabling more uniform coverage and superior performance in variant detection.
“As a pioneer of genetic diagnostics, we are committed to enabling access to high-quality diagnostics and ensuring that cutting-edge data analyses are available to support better patient health outcomes,” said Prof. Peter Bauer, Chief Medical and Genomic Officer at CENTOGENE. “Building on this expertise, CENTOGENE’s enhanced whole genome sequencing is the leading solution on the market, reflecting the latest advanced technologies and unique insights that can’t be found anywhere else to provide maximized disease coverage. Ultimately, this will provide physicians with an unparalleled level of certainty when diagnosing, prognosing, and treating patients.”
CENTOGENE’s NEW CentoGenome - Superior Technology With Market-Leading Clinical Coverage in a Single Test
CENTOGENE’s enhanced WGS solution consists of three seamlessly integrated key features:
Advanced Technology for Greater Insights
- Implementing PCR-free technology to significantly reduce bias and provide high-quality sequencing information for difficult-to-sequence genetic regions – enabling greater insights into coding, regulatory, and intronic regions
Superior Performance for Enhanced Disease Coverage
- Delivering superior performance in variant detection thanks to CENTOGENE’s automated CE-IVD bioinformatics pipeline and medical expert-based analysis of the CENTOGENE Biodatabank, which consists of approximately 700,000 patients representing over 120 highly diverse countries
Integrated Variant Reclassification and Confirmatory Testing for a Life-Long Commitment to Patients
- Demonstrating CENTOGENE’s unique commitment to improving the lives of patients with rare and neurodegenerative diseases, NEW CentoGenome is paired with life-long diagnostic support and a free-of-charge and proactive diagnosis confirmation and reclassification program
To find out more about NEW CentoGenome, visit: https://link.centogene.com/WGS
CENTOGENE’s mission is to provide data-driven, life-changing answers to patients, physicians, and pharma companies for rare and neurodegenerative diseases. We integrate multiomic technologies with the CENTOGENE Biodatabank – providing dimensional analysis to guide the next generation of precision medicine. Our unique approach enables rapid and reliable diagnosis for patients, supports a more precise physician understanding of disease states, and accelerates and de-risks targeted pharma drug discovery, development, and commercialization.
Since our founding in 2006, CENTOGENE has been offering rapid and reliable diagnosis – building a network of approximately 30,000 active physicians. Our ISO, CAP, and CLIA certified multiomic reference laboratories in Germany utilize Phenomic, Genomic, Transcriptomic, Epigenomic, Proteomic, and Metabolomic datasets. This data is captured in our CENTOGENE Biodatabank, with nearly 700,000 patients represented from over 120 highly diverse countries, over 70% of whom are of non-European descent. To date, the CENTOGENE Biodatabank has contributed to generating novel insights for more than 260 peer-reviewed publications.
By translating our data and expertise into tangible insights, we have supported over 50 collaborations with pharma partners. Together, we accelerate and de-risk drug discovery, development, and commercialization in target & drug screening, clinical development, market access and expansion, as well as offering CENTOGENE Biodata Licenses and Insight Reports to enable a world healed of all rare and neurodegenerative diseases.
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