Thermo Fisher Scientific introduces new reproductive health assays to accelerate fertility research

July 18, 2023
Combined with the Ion Torrent Genexus Integrated Sequencer, new assays deliver valuable genomic insights in the field of aneuploidy analysis.

Thermo Fisher Scientific launched two new next-generation sequencing-based options to support preimplantation genetic testing-aneuploidy (PGT-A) used commonly to inform in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) research. The Ion ReproSeq PGT-A Kit and the Ion AmpliSeq Polyploidy Kit mark the first research use reproductive health assays available on the Ion Torrent Genexus Integrated Sequencer, delivering complete workflows from sample to result for aneuploidy analysis.

With the ReproSeq PGT-A Kit now available on the Genexus Integrated Sequencer, more labs will have the ability to explore comprehensive PGT-A analysis. Using the ReproSeq PGT-A Kit, researchers can study vital scientific and genetic insights that may increase the probability of success for future pregnancies and improve the health of future generations. 

The Genexus Integrated Sequencer simplifies the reproductive health research process with templating, sequencing and analysis available on one platform. When combined with the optional Ion AmpliSeq Polyploidy Panel kit, researchers working with the ReproSeq PGT-A Kit have access to additional quality control features that detect contamination, prevent sample mix-ups and can identify triploidy in embryos. 

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