Bionano Genomics Announces 2023 Symposium: Four Consecutive Days of OGM Presentations and Live Panel Discussions Across a Wide Range of Genetic Disease and Cancer Applications

Jan 10, 2023

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 10, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bionano Genomics, Inc. (BNGO) today announced its 2023 Symposium, which is the quintessential event for the optical genome mapping (OGM) community to present its progress to the world. It will feature four consecutive days of OGM presentations delivered by 25 different customers worldwide across a wide range of genetic diseases, cancer and cell bioprocessing applications. The Symposium will take place virtually from January 23 to 26, 2023. During these four days, customers will showcase their latest research findings using OGM in constitutional, hematologic malignancies, and solid tumor applications. Each day will feature oral customer presentations, a live panel with Q&A and a wide range of scientific posters within the virtual exhibition hall.

“At Bionano, we are working to transform the way the world sees the genome,” said Erik Holmlin, PhD, president and chief executive officer of Bionano. “Symposium is our platform for the community of OGM users to describe its utility and how it can be integrated with other genome analysis tools to reveal more answers for genetic disease and cancer research applications. What impresses me most about the lineup for 2023 is the sheer breadth of topics, ranging from neural tube defects in prenatal testing to homologous recombination deficiency (HRD) analysis in breast cancer and drug development with cell bioprocessing QC.”  

“We were thrilled with the engagement of the OGM community at 2022 Symposium which represented 82 different countries. We believe our customers around the world have made tremendous progress with the implementation of OGM in their laboratories since last year. The lineup of researchers for our 2023 Symposium is our most exciting to date, with over 25 global experts detailing their use of OGM to drive discoveries across a number of clinical research applications,” said Alka Chaubey, chief medical officer at Bionano.

Each session of Symposium will start at 7:00 am PST and will last approximately 3 hours. After the scientific presentations, the speakers will join for a live panel discussion and Q&A moderated by Dr. Chaubey. In addition, each day will feature a scientific poster exhibit. Below is an overview of the presentation topics for each day of the event.

Monday, January 23: Oncology- Heme malignancies
Global researchers studying genomic variants involved in hematologic malignancies will share results from studies using OGM for research in Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), Chronic lymphocytic leukemias (CLL), lymphoma and Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Speakers will highlight the use of new tools to find more pathogenic chromosomal aberrations while also simplifying laboratory workflows.

Tuesday, January 24: Oncology- Heme malignancies and solid tumors
Scientists and clinicians from leading hospitals and medical research institutions in the United States and Europe will discuss their use of OGM to assess genomic aberrations in a wide range of hematological malignancies and solid tumors. Experts will present the use of OGM as a complementary technique that may be used with next-generation sequencing (NGS) to unlock a broader spectrum of genetic variants, generate a more complete cancer genome profile, and discover new actionable biomarkers.

Wednesday, January 25: Constitutional Genetic Diseases
Researchers will present their experiences using OGM to uncover genetic variation that contributes to rare undiagnosed genetic disease, developmental disorders and reproductive disorders. Presentations will demonstrate how the analysis of structural variation may increase the likelihood of identifying actional pathogenic variants that can solve unresolved cases, even after chromosomal microarrays and exome sequencing. Data from large multi-site studies focusing on prenatal and postnatal applications will be presented.

Thursday, January 26: Cell Bioprocessing
Presentations will center on OGM’s ability to outperform traditional cytogenetic methods in order to screen producer cell lines and research cell lines for genomic instability and off-target events, ensuring the genomic integrity and stability of cell lines.

Symposium registration is open to all and there is no charge for attending this event. Register today at Bionano Symposium 2023 (

About Bionano Genomics

Bionano Genomics 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.

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Bionano Genomics, Inc.
+1 (858) 888-7610

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