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Novogene Adopts Bionano’s Saphyr System Adding Saphyr’s Ultra-Sensitive and Ultra-Specific Structural Variation Detection to their Repertoire of Services

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Novogene’s global customers will now have a high-throughput solution for long-read genome analysis enabling clinical-grade structural variation discovery and platinum genome assembly

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bionano Genomics, Inc. (Nasdaq: BNGO) announced today that Novogene has adopted the Saphyr system for genome imaging and incorporated it into their expansive repertoire of genome analysis technology services.  Novogene is one of the premier genome analysis technology providers in the world. We believe the addition of Bionano technology could enable Novogene’s global customers to achieve comprehensive analysis of platinum genome assembly, and genome structure, including highly accurate detection of genomic structural variations that remain unresolved by current next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology and other methods.

Novogene’s capacity for genome analysis is among the largest and most advanced in the world. With service facilities spanning the globe, and headquarters in Beijing, China, Novogene offers access to cutting edge technologies and bioinformatics expertise to the largest genomics markets in the world. Their customers include academic and industrial scientists and clinicians from the most prestigious universities and pharmaceutical companies around the world.  We believe that Novogene’s adoption of Bionano’s Saphyr system for ultra-sensitive and ultra-specific genome-wide detection of structural variation reflects the ability of the technology to serve as a powerful tool in the genome analysis toolbox.

Novogene will offer Saphyr services globally throughout the research and clinical communities for human, plant and animal research, including, but not limited to, basic human research, translational research for variant discovery and clinical research in cancer and genetic diseases. In addition, data generated with the Saphyr system can be integrated with the extensive array of Novogene’s offerings, including NGS, gene expression analysis, and single-cell sequencing, enabling a multi-omics approach to reveal more answers than any one technology can on its own.

“The world will now have greater access to experience the genomic structural resolution only achieved by Saphyr, which could enable groundbreaking discoveries for a wide array of biological research.  Having Saphyr become part of the Novogene offering is a significant milestone for Bionano and for Saphyr.  Novogene is known by us to adopt only technologies with significant demand in the market.  We are grateful to our partners there and look forward to a productive relationship that could result in the proliferation of Bionano data throughout the genomics community.  With more and more genome analysis scientists and clinicians becoming familiar with the capabilities of Saphyr, we expect its adoption and utilization will expand,” said Erik Holmlin, Ph.D., CEO of Bionano Genomics.

“The Saphyr system is a stable platform with significant utility.  We have observed the growth and development of Bionano for some time and now our customers are seeking the kind of data that Saphyr provides.  We look forward to this partnership being very successful for both companies and our customers,” said Dr. Ruiqiang Li, CEO of Novogene.

About Bionano Genomics

Bionano is a life sciences instrumentation company in the genome analysis space. Bionano develops and markets the Saphyr system, a platform for ultra-sensitive and ultra-specific structural variation detection that enables researchers and clinicians to accelerate the search for new diagnostics and therapeutic targets and to streamline digital cytogenetics, which is designed to be a more systematic, streamlined and industrialized form of traditional cytogenetics. The Saphyr system comprises an instrument, chip consumables, reagents and a suite of data analysis tools. For more information, visit www.bionanogenomics.com.

About Novogene

Novogene is a leading provider of genomic services and solutions headquartered in Beijing, China, with cutting edge NGS and bioinformatics expertise for global customers. As a privately-owned institution founded in 2011, Novogene has been steadily growing with branches in Hong Kong China, US, UK, Singapore, Netherlands and Japan, and owns 27 NGS-related patents together with over 4920 customer research publications in top-tier journals including Science, Nature and their series. Novogene offers leading next generation sequencing services and solutions for human, plant, animal and microbial research purposes to its worldwide customers. For more information, please visit en.novogene.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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Contacts

Company Contact:
Mike Ward, CFO
Bionano Genomics, Inc. 
+1 (858) 888-7600
mward@bionanogenomics.com

Investor Relations Contact:
Ashley R. Robinson
LifeSci Advisors, LLC
+1 (617) 775-5956
arr@lifesciadvisors.com

Media Contact:
Kirsten Thomas
The Ruth Group
+1 (508) 280-6592
kthomas@theruthgroup.com 

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