Noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) consists in analyzing cell-free DNA (cfDNA) circulating in the maternal blood in order to detect Down's syndrome and other fetal chromosomal abnormalities. From a simple blood test, NIPT has demonstrated its superior efficacy to detect trisomies and help reduce the number of unnecessary invasive procedures and therefore the number of procedure-induced miscarriages.
By enabling safe and early access to reliable results, NIPT has quickly been integrated in screening programs across the world. However, cell-free DNA testing for aneuploidy screening has been so far limited by the complexity, cost and capacity of existing NIPT technologies.
Vanadis® NIPT System is an automated solution designed to solve these challenges and allow laboratories to screen more women with NIPT.
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Based on a breakthrough in advanced genetic analytics, Vanadis is the only NIPT screening platform to enable targeted cfDNA analysis without PCR, instead directly capturing target fragments and labeling them for counting. A proprietary nanofilter plate then captures labeled molecules for imaging, eliminating the need for data-intensive steps such as DNA sequencing, microarrays, and microfluidics.
Vanadis NIPT system is used for the screening for the risk of trisomy 21, 18, and/or 13.
It is a high-precision NIPT platform designed to improve the access to NIPT to more women and reduce the no-call rate in order to improve the overall performance of the screening program.
With the Vanadis NIPT system’s technology, all the critical steps are automated, starting with pipetting steps to reduce manual errors. Plasma volumes are monitored by camera to avoid contamination by the buffy coat, and samples and reagents are barcoded for complete tracking throughout the workflow. A system software guides you through the process, with user-friendly touchscreens, and enables remote workflow management for ease of use.
Vanadis NIPT system includes system software and could be used with the trusted LifeCycle™ software, the complete data management solution for prenatal screening laboratories. With a simple and flexible user interface and a performance monitoring dashboard that enables access from any current web browser, the software provides the reliability and support laboratories can rely on.