Bionano Genomics announces the publication of a comprehensive report


Key findings from the evaluation of 59 heme samples and 10 controls:

  • OGM detected 162/164 SV detected by standard cytogenetic methods of karyotyping and FISH
  • GMO detected missed chromosomal aberrations by karyotyping and FISH in 35 cases
  • GMO sensitivity: 98.7%
  • GMO specificity: 100%
  • Positive predictive value: 100%
  • Negative predictive value: 98%
  • GMO accuracy: 99.2%
  • First pass success rate: 100%
  • Limit of detection (LOD) for aneuploidies, translocations, interstitial deletions and duplications at 400X: 5% variant allele fraction

SAN DIEGO, March 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bionano Genomics, Inc. (Nasdaq: BNGO), pioneering optical genome mapping (OGM) solutions on the Saphyr® system and provider of NXClinical™, the leading software solution for visualizing, interpreting and reporting genomic data, today announced the publication of results from a comprehensive study validating the GMO for use in routine production for variant detection. genome-wide structural (SV) in hematological neoplasms.

This study, published by researchers from Emory University, Augusta University and Bionano, reported that GMO demonstrated robust performance on several technical and analytical parameters and recommended GMO as a potential cytogenetic test of first level for the evaluation of hematological neoplasms. These results confirm the potential for using GMOs in contexts where standardization is essential, such as clinical trials, and may help characterize genomic variants in hematological malignancies to stratify subjects or identify new therapeutic targets.

The researchers used 69 unique samples composed of 59 hematological neoplasms (CLL, AML, MDS, MM, lymphoma, PCM, CML, ET and others*) and 10 phenotypically normal and cytogenetically negative samples for controls. The 59 hematological neoplasms included 43 simple cases and 16 complex cases, which included all classes of VS.

In the 59 heme samples, GMO showed 98.7% sensitivity and 100% specificity for detection of previously reported SVs with karyotyping and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). Additionally, 35 of the 43 simple cases had at least one clinically flagged aberration, and OGM detected all flagged variants, found additional aberrations in 23 cases, and corrected putative false positive results in two of the cases. In complex cases, GMO revealed the identity of 12 marker chromosomes and one ring chromosome and found additional SVs, including 145 translocations and 67 putative new gene fusions.

To assess technical and analytical reproducibility, between-run, within-run and between-instrument comparisons were performed on six samples in triplicate. OGM demonstrated 100% reproducibility and 5% LoD for aneuploidies, translocations, interstitial deletions and duplications at 400x coverage.

“Increasingly, the available body of evidence on GMO performance in hematological malignancies demonstrates high performance and utility, but this study put GMO performance to the test in an analytical environment. more routine,” said Alka Chaubey, PhD, FACMG, Chief Medical Officer at Bionano and one of the study authors. “GMO has met or exceeded all laboratory-tested quality measures.”

Erik Holmlin, PhD, President and CEO of Bionano commented, “This study shows the possibilities of GMOs and why laboratories around the world are embracing them. The Augusta team is one of the most experienced in the practice of GMOs and so we see this performance as setting a bar that others can aim to achieve. We are excited to work with the market and our own service lab and look forward to seeing these results delivered consistently across our installed base. »

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*Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), acute myeloid leukemia (AML), myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), multiple myeloma (MM), plasma cell myeloma (PCM), myeloproliferative disorder (MPD), chronic myeloid leukemia (CML), essential thrombocythemia (ET) )

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 Lineagen business, the company also provides diagnostic testing for patients with clinical presentations consistent with autism spectrum disorders and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Through its BioDiscovery business, the company also offers a cutting-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, Where

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