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Oxford, UK – 12 July 2010. Oxford Gene Technology (OGT), provider of innovative clinical genetics and diagnostic solutions to advance molecular medicine, has announced that over 200 delegates came to its satellite meeting during the recent European Human Genetics Conference (ESHG 2010) in Gothenburg, Sweden. Entitled From disease to cytogenetics research – An integrated CNV analysis platform from OGT, the delegates heard presentations from leading researchers on how OGT’s array comparative genomic hybridisation (aCGH) solutions can help advance disease and cytogenetics research.
The three presentations were: Genome-wide association study of copy number variation in 16,000 cases of eight common diseases and 3,000 shared controls, from Dr Vincent Plagnol, University College London Genetics Institute (UGI) and JDRF/WT Diabetes and Inflammation Laboratory, University of Cambridge; An International Standard Cytogenomic Array (ISCA) Consortium approach to the design, implementation and reporting of constitutional oligo array-CGH, from John A Crolla PhD FRCPath of the Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory, Salisbury; and How to ensure the highest quality CNV data, from OGT’s Spencer Howell. More information and presentations from the meeting are now available at www.ogt.co.uk/ESHG2010.html?PR.
“We were extremely pleased with the success of the meeting”, said James Clough, OGT’s Vice President Clinical and Genomic Solutions.
“We had to increase the seating in the room to accommodate the high number of attendees, which is a testament to the quality of the speakers who are using OGT’s CytoSure™ cytogenetic arrays and Genefficiency™ genomic services in their research.”
During the workshop, OGT announced that their CytoSure Interpret Software can now seamlessly transfer aCGH aberration data directly to Cartagenia’s Bench™ constitutional cytogenetics platform, aiding cytogeneticists to accurately correlate genotypic findings with known clinical phenotypes.
To see the presentations from the OGT Satellite Meeting, go to www.ogt.co.uk/ESHG2010.html?PR.
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About Oxford Gene Technology
Founded by Professor Ed Southern, Oxford Gene Technology (OGT) provides innovative clinical genetics and diagnostic solutions to advance molecular medicine. www.ogt.co.uk.
Clinical & Genomic Solutions: OGT’s Genefficiency™ is a unique combination of world-leading platforms, people, processing power and performance synchronised to deliver rapid, high quality genomic data to customers worldwide. The OGT CytoSure™ cytogenetics array, labelling and interpretation software products provide a complete solution for the detection of chromosomal abnormalities. Together, Genefficiency and CytoSure offer a unique, standardised and integrated solution for cytogenetics research.
Biomarker Discovery: OGT has a proven pedigree in genomic technology, which, together with the experience gained through the purchase of Sense Proteomics in 2009, enables OGT to develop highly specific customised genomic and proteomic biomarker panels for cancer and other diseases. OGT develops these for clinical screening and companion diagnostics requirements, both for direct sale and also for collaboration with partner companies.
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