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BGI's Thalassemia Gene Detection Kit receives CE-IVDD certification

2022-06-06

BGI's Thalassemia Gene Detection Kit (Combinatorial Probe-Anchor Synthesis Sequencing Method) has recently obtained CE-IVDD approval.

The detection kit is developed based on the combinatorial probe-anchor synthesis sequencing method, a Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) technology, to qualitatively detect α-thalassemia and β thalassemia mutations.

Peripheral blood samples will be used for genetic diagnosis of patients and suspected patients with α and/or β thalassemia, abnormal hemoglobinopathy, as well as a screening of the carriage of the above mutations in the population.

It has been estimated that 5-7% of the world's population carries a mutated gene affecting the production or function of the hemoglobin molecule. This suggests that over 330,000 affected infants are born every year of which 17% are thalassaemia1.


Reference:
1. Eleftheriou, A. & Angastiniotis M. (2021). Global Thalassaemia Review 2021, Thalassaemia International Federation.


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