Bionano Announces Second OEM Partner has Received China NMPA Approval for DNA Extraction and Labeling Products for IVD Use of OGM in Reproductive Health

Aug 28, 2023
  • Bionano original equipment manufacturing (OEM) partner A-smart MedTech (A-smart) obtained reagent class I registration and approval for DNA isolation and labeling kits for optical genome mapping (OGM) from China's National Medical Products Administration (NMPA)
  • Reagents can be utilized for in vitro diagnostics (IVD) use in reproductive health in China
  • With this NMPA registration, A-smart can sell OGM reagents to independent clinical laboratories and Chinese hospitals

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 28, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bionano Genomics, Inc. (Nasdaq: BNGO) today announced that its Chinese original equipment manufacturing (OEM) partner, A-smart MedTech (A-smart), an assisted reproductive technology company, has obtained reagent class I registrations from China's National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) for Bionano's DNA extraction kit and labeling products. A-smart is Bionano’s second Chinese OEM partner to obtain approval from NMPA for the Company’s optical genome mapping (OGM) solutions.

NMPA issued two approvals to A-smart: one for Bionano’s G2 direct label and stain (DLS) DNA labeling kit and one for Bionano’s G2 SP bone marrow aspirate (BMA) DNA isolation kit. A-smart received IVD Class I labels, enabling these reagents to be used for in vitro diagnostics in China.

“As a company focused on reproductive medicine, A-smart has been exploring cutting-edge technology to help our customers to achieve a better overall success rate of in vitro fertilization. We believe Bionano’s platform can help us achieve this goal as it helps identify structural variations in a more precise way and on a much broader scale. We are happy to be off to a good start with the NMPA certificate and are looking forward to the next milestones,” commented Zhuo Li, PhD, chief technology officer at A-smart.

Erik Holmlin, PhD, president and chief executive officer of Bionano, commented, “We want to congratulate A-smart, our second OEM partner to receive NPMA approval for our reagents. We believe the expansion of NMPA approvals can help make OGM available to China’s large population seeking support for reproductive health, including genetic analysis of people considering pregnancy, pre-implantation analysis of in vitro fertilized embryos, and other prenatal and postnatal genome analyses, which we believe will help Bionano grow sales of the Company’s OGM systems in China.”

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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Company Contact:
Erik Holmlin, CEO
Bionano Genomics, Inc.
+1 (858) 888-7610

Investor Relations:
David Holmes
Gilmartin Group
+1 (858) 888-7625

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