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Blueprint Genetics strengthens its pharmaceutical expertise with new Chairman Hilde Furberg and by appointing Guido Oelkers as a Senior Advisor

Published on December 5, 2018

Blueprint Genetics has gained worldwide momentum and continued global growth in the field of clinical genetic testing of rare inherited diseases. As one of the fastest growing clinical genetic testing businesses globally, Blueprint Genetics has a customer base spanning more than 40 countries. Today, Blueprint Genetics is proud to announce…

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Blueprint Genetics expands capabilities in the detection and confirmation of difficult-to-sequence regions

Published on October 17, 2018

The latest advancement in Blueprint Genetics’ production environment involves customized sequencing solutions for difficult-to-sequence genes, designed to maximize detection of clinically relevant variants. Currently, the most extensive developments are in genes SMN1/SMN2, PKD1 and RPGR (ORF15), associated with spinal muscular atrophy, autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease and X-linked retinitis pigmentosa,…

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A Finnish study finds evidence indicating the JPH2 gene to be causative in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Published on September 21, 2018

This study1 provides the first substantial evidence of the JPH2 gene associating with monogenic familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). The study ‘Heterozygous Junctophilin-2 (JPH2) p.(Thr161Lys) is a monogenic cause for HCM with heart failure’ was published recently in PLOS ONE. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is considered the most common form of inherited cardiomyopathies,…

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New in Immunology: Primary Immunodeficiency / Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Panel

Published on June 12, 2018

The aim of the new panel is to increase the clinical utility and diagnostic yield for patients with a clinical suspicion of primary immunodeficiency (PID), especially for those patients where primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is included in the differential diagnosis. In these cases, the core symptoms are often very similar…

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Difficult-to-sequence genes in ophthalmology: improved sequencing coverage and mapping quality in ORF15 enable unmatched diagnostic yield in XLRP

Published on April 30, 2018

Blueprint Genetics’ updated technology enables improved coverage and sensitivity in clinically relevant and challenging genes such as RPGR and especially the ORF15 region of this gene. Current next generations sequencing (NGS) strategies and standard Sanger sequencing do not adequately cover the RPGR ORF15 region, leading to poor sensitivity and decreased…

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From phenotype to diagnosis: Blueprint Genetics launches an open digital platform to connect clinicians based on matching rare variants

Published on April 12, 2018

The aim of the Nucleus Connecting Clinicians Open platform is to make rare genomic data accessible to health care professionals around the world. This platform provides them with the opportunity to share knowledge and phenotypes for rare disease patients with a Variant of Uncertain Significance (VUS) and Likely Pathogenic variants. Diagnosing…

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New in ophthalmology panels

Published on March 16, 2018

We are proud to introduce our new improved panels. Since March 1st, a total of 157 panels have been updated and 21 new panels launched. Among the updated panels are ophthalmology genetic diagnostic panels, where we have significant improvement of quality and performance of genetic diagnostic testing for patients with…

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Introducing a more targeted malformations panel content

Published on March 16, 2018

In March, Blueprint Genetics introduced new improved panels. The updated panels include over 660 added genes selected after careful inspection using most recent literature, variant databases (HGMD and ClinVar), and customer requests. The updated malformation panels cover a broad spectrum of connective tissue and skeletal disorders. These syndromes can manifest…

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Setting a new standard for quality in cardiology

Published on March 16, 2018

A total of 100 new genes were added to updated cardiology panels in March. The panels are designed for different cardiology conditions, including a new Heterotaxy and Situs Inversus Panel of 32 genes. Significant improvements Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) Panel has increased from 27 genes to 69 genes. “All genes are…

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Cardiology case of the month: The path to a correct diagnosis

Published on March 6, 2018

As genetic diagnostics is becoming a mainstream practice in the field of cardiology, new important information is found to form the basis for discovering the correct diagnosis and treatment of patients. Sometimes, genetic diagnosis can be extremely important in establishing the root cause of poor heart function. Case: Catecholaminergic Polymorphic…

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Full transparency sets a new standard for quality

Published on July 21, 2017

Blueprint Genetics is committed to provide the highest quality genetic testing for our customers. Since quality is something that can be proven, we are proud to transparently share our full set of quality metrics with you. To be able to show the different aspects of quality in genetic testing, we…

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Blueprint welcomes new investors!

Published on July 11, 2017

We are extremely happy to welcome two new investors on board Blueprint Genetics. Our new partners are Creathor, a venture fund based in Germany, and MTIP (MedTech Innovation Partners), a venture fund based in Switzerland. Our existing investors are also participating in the funding round that totals €14m. As a…

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Introducing the updated and improved ophthalmology genetic diagnostic panels

Published on June 22, 2017

Blueprint Genetics has been working towards improving the quality and performance of genetic diagnostic testing for patients with inherited eye disorders. All panels are based on our unique OS-Seq technology that enables high-quality analysis of single nucleotide variants (SNVs), insertions and deletions (indels) and copy number variations (CNVs). Our technological innovations…

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Panel update for ophthalmology, gastroenterology, and pulmonology

Published on June 1, 2017

We are excited to announce the latest updates to our test menu. We have added some deep intronic and non-coding variants to the tested target regions that have been reported as pathogenic in the literature and are classified as likely pathogenic or pathogenic in ClinVar. These include for example the recurrent…

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We are proud to sponsor FDNA’s Year of Discovery again in May to accelerate advancements for patients with metabolic conditions

Published on April 27, 2017

FDNA’s Year of Discovery unites clinicians, labs and patients for rare disease advancements. Throughout the month of May, FDNA and Blueprint Genetics will be driving discoveries for metabolic conditions, including storage disorders. As part of the initiative, Blueprint Genetics has pledged a donation of up to $2,500 in May to…

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New panels for genetic testing of a suspected skeletal dysplasia or skeletal disorder

Published on April 25, 2017

New Comprehensive Skeletal Dysplasias and Disorders panel (186 genes) contains the genes from larger Comprehensive Skeletal/Malformation Syndrome Panel that are relevant for a skeletal phenotype and are included in the Nosology and Classification of Genetic Skeletal Disorders 2015 revision. It offers high differential diagnosis power and limits the tested genes…

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New panels for diagnosing hereditary cancer 

Published on April 25, 2017

We are now providing a more targeted panel for high risk breast cancer diagnostics. The Hereditary Breast Cancer High Risk Panel analyzes seven genes associated with inherited susceptibility to breast cancer. We have also added a new 27-gene panel to our test menu for diagnosing inherited susceptibility to breast and gynecological cancer.

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We’re hiring a ABMG certified Geneticist to join our Clinical Operation Team

Published on April 3, 2017

We seek a highly motivated individual who can utilize their superior clinical and technical skills in providing state-of-the-art clinical test reports and genetic diagnostic service. We are looking for highly motivated individuals who demonstrate effort and initiative; team players who are willing to accept personal accountability for successful job performance…

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+358 50 305 9018

juulia.simonen@blueprintgenetics.com

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