Bionano Announces Presentation of OGM Utility Across Key Research Applications at the Association for Molecular Pathology Annual Meeting

Nov 14, 2023
  • A corporate workshop session will feature Dr. Alka Chaubey, Bionano’s chief medical officer, Dr. Panieh Terraf from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Ravindra Kolhe from Augusta University, and Dr. Miriam Bornhorst from Children’s National Hospital presenting data on the role of structural variants (SVs) in central nervous system (CNS) tumor analysis conducted using optical genome mapping (OGM)
  • A second corporate workshop session will feature Dr. Alex Hastie, Bionano’s vice president of clinical and scientific affairs, delivering an overview of the OGM workflow, followed by Drs. Scott Ryall and Adrian Dubuc from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dr. Susan Crocker from Kingston General Hospital Network presenting their data from studies conducted using OGM for hematological malignancy research. Dr. Adam Smith from the University of Toronto will discuss an international working group effort to standardize the implementation of OGM in research laboratories
  • A presentation will be given by Dr. Okechukwu Nwogbo from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center on the role of OGM in the detection of pathogenic variants in B-cell lymphoma
  • Mark Oldakowski, Bionano’s chief operating officer, Dr. Klint Rose, Bionano’s head of research and development, Darisha Jiandani, Bionano’s director of product management, and Daniel Saul, Bionano’s director of software product management, will lead an innovation spotlight session that will provide attendees with an overview of Bionano’s end-to-end OGM workflow, including details of the latest product developments and innovations to enhance, streamline and enable scalability
  • Nineteen scientific posters will illustrate the application of OGM in research areas including hematological malignancies, solid tumor, constitutional disorders and cell and gene therapy

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 14, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bionano Genomics, Inc. (Nasdaq: BNGO) today announced its participation in the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) 2023 Annual Meeting and Expo with a broad range of content covering the utility of optical genome mapping (OGM) for cell and gene therapy and cancer research, including scientific workshops and poster presentations from Bionano and researchers from across the genomics landscape.

AMP’s annual meeting brings together industry, medical, and academic professionals to discuss advances in molecular diagnostics. The AMP conference will be held November 14-18, 2023, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

A corporate workshop session titled “Structural Variant Insights from Adult and Pediatric CNS Tumors: Powered by Optical Genome Mapping,” will be hosted by Dr. Chaubey, and will include a presentation from Drs. Terraf, Kolhe, and Bornhorst on their research regarding the role of SVs in CNS tumors. The presenters will share data on OGM’s performance in this research application as compared to traditional cytogenetic methods of analysis, including microarrays. The session will take place on Wednesday, November 15 at 12:00 PM MT in Room 250C. 

A second corporate workshop session, titled “Revolutionizing Cytogenomics with Optical Genome Mapping in Hematological Malignancies,” will begin with a brief overview of the OGM workflow by Dr. Hastie, followed by Drs. Ryall, Dubuc and Crocker presenting clinical research data generated using OGM across different types of hematological malignancies. The session will conclude with Dr. Smith presenting an international working group initiative and proposed framework for standardized implementation of OGM across cytogenetic research labs. The session will take place on Wednesday, November 15 at 1:00 PM MT in Room 250C.

As part of a session titled “Case Studies in Hematopathology,” Dr. Nwogbo will present findings from his research using OGM to detect significant variants in CD5 negative low-grade B-cell lymphoma. The session will be held Friday, November 17, from 7:30- 7:45 AM MT in Room 255BC, Second Level.

Bionano leadership team members will host an Innovation Spotlight session titled “Unlocking Easy, Fast and Scalable Workflows for Optical Genome Mapping,” where speakers will discuss how the OGM workflow offers researchers a transformative technique for high-resolution, genome-wide, comprehensive analysis of structural variation across research in cancer and genetic disease and will highlight product advancements and innovations. The presentation will take place Friday, November 17, from 12:00-12:30 PM MT on Stage 1.

In addition, 19 posters featuring results from OGM applications in cytogenetic research will be presented at the conference. All posters will be on display in the Convention Center, Expo Hall, Lower Level for the duration of the conference. Odd numbered posters will be presented November 17, from 9:15-10:15 AM MT. Even numbered posters will be presented November 18, from 9:15-10:15 AM MT. Posters may also be viewed here.

Scientific presentations and poster sessions from Bionano and collaborators include:

Poster Number Title Author
G009 Improved Genomic Classification in Myeloid Neoplasia
Using Optical Genome Mapping and Panel-Based NGS
Smith A.
H005 Evaluation and Comparison of Optical Genome Mapping
(OGM) to Standard of Care (SOC) Testing for Hematologic
Malignancies on Residual Flow Cytometry Samples in a
Clinical Diagnostics Laboratory Setting
Sen S.

Advancing Myeloid Cancer Diagnostics with the Integrated
Workflow of NGS and NxClinical for Copy Number Analysis:
Going beyond the FISH
Vashisht A.,
Kolhe R.
H015 Optical Genome Mapping for Genome-Wide Structural
Variation Analysis in Hematologic Malignancies: Results of
a Prospective Study and Impact on Diagnosis and
Wicks S.,
Sahoo T.
H022 Chromoanagenesis: A Common Mechanism That Leads to
Highly Complex Karyotype and Extensive Clonal
Heterogeneity in Hematological Malignancies
Wei Q.
H023 Applying Optical Genome Mapping (OGM) to Detect and
Monitor Genomic Biomarkers in Hematologic Malignancies
Pang A., Kim T.,
Chitsazan A.,
Hastie A.
H038 Optical Genome Mapping Reveals Known and Novel
Chromosome Structure Across a Range of Hematological
Malignancies in a Clinical Setting
H051 Utility, Impact, and Challenges of Integrating Optical
Genome Mapping (OGM) Technology in Routine
Investigations of Hematological Malignancies: Real-World
Singh H., Kolhe
I029 Genome Integrity Assessment by Optical Genome Mapping
for Research in Cell and Gene Therapy, Stem Cell, and
Bioprocessing Applications
Eastbrook J.
ST027 Clinical Validation Study of a 505-Gene Panel for Variant
Detection in Diverse Solid Tumor Types
Vashisht A.
ST119 Novel Genomic Structural Variations in Angiosarcomas Phung T.,
Hastie A.
ST143 Comparative Analysis of Chromosomal Microarray (CMA)
and 505-Gene Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) Panel
for Homologous Recombination Deficiency (HRD)
Phenotype Assessment in Solid Tumors
Vashisht A.,
Kolhe R.
ST147 Clinical Validation of NxClinical for Investigating Copy
Number Alterations (CNA) by Next-Generation Sequencing
(NGS) in Solid Tumors: A Potential Game Changer
Gupta V., Kolhe
TT026 Assessment of Genomic Scars Using NxClinical 6.2 Results
in the Identification of Homologous Recombination Deficient
Tumors in a Pediatric Cancer Cohort
Lansdon L., Yoo
TT028 Assessment of Homologous Recombination DNA Repair
Deficiency (HRD) Score Generation Using Copy Number
Profiling Data from Targeted NGS Compared to
Chromosomal Microarray
Shamanna R.
TT057 Homologous Recombination Deficiency (HRD) Phenotype
Assessment Using Chromosomal Microarray (CMA) and
523-Gene Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) Panel: A
Comparative Analysis
Vashisht A.,
Kolhe R.
TT058 Evaluation of Hi-C Sequencing as a Novel Diagnostic
Technology for Detecting Genomic and Chromosomal
Structural Variants in Constitutional Disorders
Fang H., Liu Y.
TT062 Optical Genome Mapping as Next-Generation Cytogenomic
Technique in Clinical Laboratory: A 1000 Sample
Singh H., Kolhe R.
TT070 Exploring the Utility of NxClinical Software in Investigating
Copy Number Alterations (CNAs) in Myeloid Cancer
Potential on Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS): A
Potential Game Changer
Vashisht A.,
Kolhe R.

Session Title Presenter/s Presented
Session 1
Structural Variant Insights
from Adult and Pediatric CNS
Tumors: Powered by
Optical Genome Mapping
Bornhorst M.,
Chaubey A., Kolhe
R., Terraf P.
November 15, 2023
12:00-12:50 PM MT
Room 250C
Session 2
Cytogenomics with Optical
Genome Mapping in
Hematological Malignancies
Crocker S., Ryall S.,
Dubuc A., Hastie A.,
Smith A.
November 15, 2023
1:00-1:50 PM MT
Room 250C
Case Study
Variant t(2; 11)/IGK::CCND1
Rearrangement Detected by
Optical Genome Mapping in
a CD5 Negative Low-Grade
B-cell Lymphoma
Nwogbo O. November 17, 2023
7:30-7:45 AM MT
Room 255 BC,
Second Level
Unlocking Easy, Fast, and
Scalable Workflows for
Optical Genome Mapping
Oldakowski M., Rose,
K., Jiandani, D., Saul
November 17, 2023
12:00-12:30 PM MT
Stage 1

“We are thrilled to see a record number of presentations featuring OGM at AMP this year,” stated Erik Holmlin, PhD, president and chief executive officer of Bionano. “Our customers continue to push forward cutting-edge applications in areas including hematologic malignancy, cell and gene therapy and solid tumor research, and we look forward to the authors sharing their research with the AMP community.” 

More details on the conference can be found here.

About Bionano

Bionano is a provider of genome analysis solutions that can enable researchers and clinicians to reveal answers to challenging questions in biology and medicine. The Company’s mission is to transform the way the world sees the genome through OGM solutions, diagnostic services and software. The Company offers OGM solutions for applications across basic, translational and clinical research. Through its Lineagen, Inc. d/b/a Bionano Laboratories business, the Company also provides diagnostic testing for patients with clinical presentations consistent with autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. The Company also offers an industry-leading, platform-agnostic software solution, which integrates next-generation sequencing and microarray data designed to provide analysis, visualization, interpretation and reporting of copy number variants, single-nucleotide variants and absence of heterozygosity across the genome in one consolidated view. The Company additionally offers nucleic acid extraction and purification solutions using proprietary isotachophoresis (ITP) technology. For more information, visit or

Unless specifically identified, Bionano’s OGM products are for research use only and not for use in diagnostic procedures.

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