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Community Screening for Genetic Disorders Offered in the UK

Jewish Genetic Disorders UK (JGD UK) held a community screening event on Sunday, February 9th in London. The community program offered carrier screening for a group of severe genetic disorders that are of particular relevance to people of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry. Working in partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital and Guy’s Hospital, the service offered […]

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Targeted Sequencing on a Microarray to Democratize Pan-Ethnic Carrier Screening

Interest in screening individuals for the risk of passing a severe inherited disease to children is growing.  Several companies have commercialized this Carrier Screening as a service.  Now, the Emory Genetics Laboratory, in collaboration with TessArae LLC, has developed a targeted sequencing assay for routine pan-ethnic carrier screening that simultaneously detects 461 common mutations in […]

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Israeli Testing Firm GGA Rolls out Array-Based Cancer Gene Resequencing Service.

Kazerin-based GGA designed the chip with TessArae, a Potomac Falls, Va.-based company that develops targeted sequencing applications for human genetic disease and microbial identification. GGA and TessArae have been working on the array for several years. Read more in BioArray News (subscription required).

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TessArae to Exhibit at 2012 ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting

Come visit us at booth #211 March 28-30th and learn about our GeneCipher™ targeted sequencing assays. Click here for more details: http://bit.ly/GFP2bm TessArae GeneCipher™ targeted sequencing assays provide unmatched performance for genetic disease testing in a microarray-based format. Through proprietary assay design and analysis algorithms, TessArae gives you the power to perform comprehensive carrier screening […]

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TessArae, LLC Taps L. Thomas Richards, M.D. as President

POTOMAC FALLS, Va., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — TessArae®, LLC, a privately held company, today announced that it has appointed Tom Richards as its new President.  Dr. Richards has held faculty positions at Stanford University Medical Center and UCSF Medical Center, where he currently practices as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Emergency […]

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TessArae to Exhibit at 2011 Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting (ACMG)

Come and visit us at booth 120 at the 2011 ACMG meeting in Vancouver, BC Canada.  Learn about our GeneCipher™ Assay  for genetic disease testing. More information at the ACMG Conference Website.

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Dr. Matthew Lorence to Chair Session at Molecular Med Tri-Con 2011

Dr. Matthew Lorence, Vice President, Marketing and Sales for Tessarae, LLC will chair the Growth in Personalized Cancer Diagnostics session of the Cancer Molecular Markers program at Molecular Med Tri-Con 2011.  The session will be Friday February 25, 2011 at the Moscone North Convention Center, San Francisco, CA at 8:30am. 18th International Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference – […]

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TessArae Awarded Contract by Massachusetts Department of Public Health

TessArae® was awarded a contract from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for the purchase of DNA instrumentation, supplies, with support for validation, bioinformatics integration and training.  TessArae is a private company that designs and delivers the most cost-effective, highly multiplexed, targeted DNA sequencing diagnostics available on the market today, providing solutions for two key […]

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TessArae Partners with Israeli Testing Firm GGA to Design Cancer-Resequencing Chip

Expanding its activities in the genetic testing market, TessArae has partnered with an Israeli firm to design a resequencing microarray that can detect specific disease-causing mutations in 11 cancer genes. Kazerin-based Galil Genetic Analysis will next month launch the Affymetrix-made chip, according to officials from both companies. GGA CEO Yoram Plotsky told BioArray News this […]

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Klaus Schafer Selected to the Board of Directors of the Virginia Biotechnology Association (VABIO)

Dr. Klaus Schafer, President and CEO of TessArae, has been selected to serve on the board of directors of the Virginia Biotechnology Association. The Virginia Biotechnology Association (VABIO), formed in 1992, is the premier statewide non-profit trade association representing the life sciences industry in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Nearly 200 member organizations have joined forces […]

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