Bionano Genomics Announces Participation at the European Association for Cancer Research (EACR) Congress 2022 Featuring OGM Applications for Cancer Research

Jun 16, 2022
  • Bionano will exhibit its solutions relevant to cancer research: the Saphyr® system, NxClinical™ software and expert laboratory services

  • A corporate satellite presentation by Alicia Bertolotti, Bionano, Dr. Sylvia Genovese, Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, and Dr. Juan Díaz-Martín, Institute of Biomedicine of Sevilla (IBiS), will cover the use of OGM for clinical research applications in solid tumor analysis

  • 3 poster presentations will illustrate the application of Bionano’s OGM solutions, one each in solitary fibrous tumors, Clear Cell Sarcoma (CCS), and neuroendocrine tumor research

SAN DIEGO, June 16, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bionano Genomics, Inc. (Nasdaq: BNGO) today announced its participation at the European Association for Cancer Research (EACR) 2022 Congress with scientific and poster presentations highlighting the application of OGM for solid tumor analysis and cancer research.

EACR 2022 is a four-day congress dedicated to basic, preclinical, and translational cancer research. EACR sessions will take place June 20-23, 2022 in Seville, Spain. Bionano will exhibit all of its solutions relevant to cancer research, including the Saphyr system, NxClinical software, and expert laboratory services. The latest version of NxClinical software, version 6.2, includes integrated genomic scar analysis for homologous recombination deficiency (HRD). This feature provides a comprehensive, consistent, and automated analysis of biomarkers from next-generation sequencing (NGS) and microarray data that can help clinical researchers stratify therapeutic response across multiple tumor types.

A corporate satellite session, titled “See More, Know More: Bionano Helps You Go Deeper in the Understanding of Your Complex Samples,” will feature genomics researchers highlighting use of OGM in solid tumor analysis. Alicia Bertolotti from Bionano will present an overview of OGM’s capabilities in high sensitivity structural variation (SV) detection for cancer research. Dr. Sylvia Genovese from Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital will present on the use of OGM as part of a comprehensive strategy for detection of pediatric central nervous system (CNS) tumors. Dr. Juan Díaz-Martín from Institute of Biomedicine of Sevilla (IBiS) will present on research into SV detection for Ewing sarcoma (ES) prognostic markers.

Scientific presentations and poster sessions from Bionano and collaborators include:

Room Title Presenter Presented
Auditorium 2 + 3 See More, Know More: Bionano Helps You Go Deeper in the Understanding of Your Complex Samples Bertolotti A., Genovese S., Díaz-Martín J. June 22, 2022
14:00-14:45 CEST
Poster Title Author Presented
Session 1 Exploring the Role of Endoglin in the Aggressiveness of Ewing Sarcoma and Clear Cell Sarcoma Amaral A. June 21, 2022
10:15-18:00 CEST
Session 1 Optical Genome Mapping: Unravelling the Genomic Landscape of Solitary Fibrous Tumor Salguero-Aranda C. June 21, 2022
10:15-18:00 CEST
Session 2 Whole-genome Optical Mapping Reveals a Complex Genetic Architecture Involving Translocations in Pheochromocytomas Manakova J. June 22, 2022
10:15-18:00 CEST

More details on the conference can be found here.

“We believe the information covered in these EACR presentations demonstrates the ongoing progress of OGM becoming an essential tool in the arsenal of cancer researchers,” commented Erik Holmlin, president and chief executive officer of Bionano. “These presentations point to the continued expansion of OGM into clinical research applications for solid tumor analysis and hematological malignancies where we believe OGM has the potential to deliver significant advantages to clinicians relative to the current standard of care.”

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.

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

Investor Relations:
Amy Conrad
Juniper Point
+1 (858) 366-3243

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