Bionano Genomics Announces Participation at the 2022 American Cytogenomics Conference (ACC) and a User Spotlight Event at Augusta University, a Center of Excellence for OGM

May 13, 2022
  • For the first time at this conference, Bionano will exhibit all of its cytogenetic research solutions: OGM solutions, NxClinical software and laboratory services
  • In a dedicated OGM scientific session, six presentations will illustrate the application of Bionano’s OGM in prenatal and postnatal testing, constitutional disease, and cancer
  • Dr. Soheil Shams, chief informatics officer of Bionano, will present a scientific session on Analytical Tools to Support Detection of Homologous Recombination Deficiency (HRD) Using Cytogenomic Scar Markers
  • Dr. Alex Hastie, vice president of clinical affairs at Bionano, will host a sponsored vendor presentation on integrating OGM and next generation sequencing (NGS) for a comprehensive analysis of the genome
  • Following the conference, Bionano will host a user spotlight event at an OGM center of excellence at the Georgia Esoteric Molecular Laboratory at Augusta University

SAN DIEGO, May 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bionano Genomics, Inc. (BNGO), pioneer of optical genome mapping (OGM) solutions on the Saphyr® system and provider of NxClinical™ software, the leading solution for visualization, interpretation and reporting of genomic data, today announced that it is participating in-person at the American Cytogenomics Conference (ACC). In addition to having six presentations that highlight the application of OGM in clinical genetics research, Bionano will host a user spotlight event at Augusta University, a center of excellence for OGM.

ACC is a biennial conference that brings together industry and academic professionals to discuss new technologies and advances in the field of cytogenetics. ACC sessions will take place May 15-18, 2022, in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Bionano will exhibit its complete portfolio of products and services relevant to the cytogenetics research community for the first time, including OGM solutions, NxClinical software and laboratory services. Multiple attendees from both Bionano’s scientific and commercial teams will participate in the conference.

Dr. Solheil Shams, chief informatics officer at Bionano, will present on the utilization of three new measures of genomic instability available in NxClinical v6.2 software to detect homologous recombination repair deficiency (HRD) in solid tumors. In a spotlight talk immediately following the OGM scientific session, Dr. Alex Hastie, Bionano’s vice president of clinical affairs, will present examples of research where OGM may complement next generation sequencing (NGS) to potentially provide a more comprehensive analysis of the genome, for applications in genetic disease and cancer.

At the conclusion of ACC, Bionano will host an interactive tour of an OGM center of excellence at the Georgia Esoteric Molecular Laboratory at Augusta University, where Dr. Ravindra Kohle will demonstrate an OGM workflow and provide a tutorial on data interpretation for chromosomal aberrations.

Scientific presentations and poster sessions from Bionano and collaborators include:

Title Presenters/Authors Presented
Analytical Tools to Support Detection of
Homologous Recombination Deficiency
(HRD) Using Cytogenomic Scar Markers
Shams S May 16, 2022
8:30-8:45 AM
Comparative Benchmarking of Optical
Genome Mapping to Chromosomal
Microarray Reveals High Technological
Concordance in CNV Identification and
additional Structural Variant Refinement
Pang AWC, Barseghyan
H, Chaubey A, Hastie A
May 16, 2022
10:30-10:45 AM
Optical Genome Mapping as a Potential
Tier1 Test for Postnatal Chromosomal
Disorders – Results of Multi-Institutional
Validation Study of 331 Retrospective
Clinical Samples
Iqbal M, Broeckel U, Levy
B, Skinner S, Sahajpal N,
Rodriguez V, Stence A,
Awayda K, Scharer G,
Skinner C, Stevenson R,
Bossler A, Nagy P, Kolhe
May 16, 2022
10:45-11:00 AM
Optical Genome Mapping for Prenatal
Diagnostic Testing
Sahajpal N, Mondal A,
Fee T, Hastie A,
Chaubey A, DuPont B,
Kohle R
May 16, 2022
11:00-11:15 AM
Optical Genome Mapping Analysis of
FMR1 Expansions in Fragile X Syndrome
Barseghyan H, Muggli M,
Ramandi B, Miller N,
Zhang D, Lam E, Wang
J, Wang T, Lee J, Pang
AWC, Sadowski H,
Hastie A, Oldakowski M
May 16, 2022
11:15-11:30 AM
Optical Genome Mapping Workflow for
Identification and Annotation of Variants in
Hematological Malignancy
Clifford B, Hauenstain J,
Pang AWC, Chaubey A,
Hastie A
May 16, 2022
11:30-11:45 AM
Capture-Based Transcriptome
Sequencing (RNA-Seq) and Optical
Genome Mapping (OGM) Enhance
Detection of Newly Described Molecular
Subtypes of Pediatric B-lymphoblastic
Leukemia (B-ALL)
Raca G, Kovach A, Doan
A, Ostrow D, Yellapantula
V, Ji J, Schmidt R, Biegel
J, Bhojwani D
May 16, 2022
11:45 AM-12:00 PM
Find More Answers: Integrating NGS and
OGM for a Comprehensive Analysis of the
Hastie A May 16, 2022
12:00-12:30 PM
GDA-Cyto: Infinum Arrays Propel
Cytogenomics Laboratories to New
Saul D, Hagan J May 16, 2022
12:30-1:45 PM

All presentations and poster sessions will be held in the Santee Ballroom, rooms E-H. The presentations will be made available on the Bionano Genomics website once presented at the conference. More details on ACC can be found here.

“The lineup of content that will be presented on Bionano’s solutions at ACC this year is world class. What makes our participation unique this year, is that we will have the combination of OGM products and our NxClinical software for attendees to view. We are focused on addressing their needs and now we can show them how, in person. After the show, we will be hosted at Augusta University where several scientists and cytogeneticists will join us for a hands-on experience of the journey that Dr. Ravi Kohle’s lab has taken to become an OGM center of excellence,” said Erik Holmlin, PhD, president and chief executive officer of Bionano.

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 business, the Company also provides diagnostic testing for patients with clinical presentations consistent with autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. Through its BioDiscovery business, 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. For more information, visit, or

Forward-Looking Statements of Bionano Genomics 

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