SAN DIEGO, Nov. 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bionano Genomics, Inc. (Nasdaq: BNGO) today announced the publication of a study using optical genome mapping (OGM) to detect structural variants (SV ) and balanced rearrangements relevant to the pathogenesis of prostate cancer (PCa). GMOs identified VS in all samples, potentially improving the success rate of pathogenic variant screening and streamlining the detection process.
In the study published in international cancer cell, researchers analyzed ten consecutive PCa samples to study the ability of GMOs to detect genomic aberrations and complex SVs that may be associated with aggressive disease progression and resistance to androgen receptor-targeted therapies in solid tumor cancers. The PCa genome is characterized by frequently balanced rearrangements that affect several oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes. The study reported that the GMO helped identify alterations, deletions and translocations that may cause or contribute to genomic instability in cancer cells. The study authors highlighted the challenges associated with the use of traditional methods and cited the robust detection of cryptic rearrangements by GMOs with high resolution as evidence of its potential application as a first-line method in the analysis solid tumors.
“We have seen tremendous progress in the application of GMO in constitutional genetic disorders. In the context of oncology research, several previous publications have focused on the analysis of blood or bone marrow. This article is a good demonstration of the usefulness of GMOs for research on solid tumors. The study authors demonstrate that GMO may be more sensitive in detecting large structural variations and balanced rearrangements than traditional methods or whole genome sequencing. We believe this study provides a great example of how GMO can contribute to a sequencing-based approach for the molecular evaluation of solid tumors,” commented Erik Holmlin, PhD, President and CEO of Bionano. Genomics.
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About Bionano Genomics
Bionano Genomics is a provider of genome analysis solutions that can enable researchers and clinicians to find answers to complex questions in biology and medicine. The company’s mission is to transform the way the world views the genome through GMO solutions, diagnostic services and software. The company offers GMO solutions for applications in basic, translational and clinical research. Through its business Lineagen, Inc. d/b/a Bionano Laboratories, the company also provides diagnostic tests for patients with clinical presentations consistent with autism spectrum disorders and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Through its BioDiscovery business, the company also offers a leading-edge, platform-independent software solution that integrates next-generation sequencing and microarray data designed to provide analysis, visualization, interpretation and a report of copy number variants, single nucleotide variants and absence of heterozygosity across the genome in a consolidated view. For more information, visit www.bionanogenomics.com, www.bionanolaboratories.com Where www.biodiscovery.com
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Erik Holmlin, CEO
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