We have launched an updated Asper Neurogenetics menu. Genetic testing for Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome is now available, as well as updated version of Epilepsy panel. Learn more at www.asperbio.com/asper-neurogenetics
We have added a panel of Coagulation Disorders to our testing menu. The test consists of 17 genes associated with a wide variety of coagulation abnormalities. More details can be found www.asperbio.com/coagulation-disorders
Von Hippel-Lindau Disease testing by sequencing of the VHL gene is now available. Please see www.asperbio.com/von-hippel-lindau-disease/ for more information.
We are proud to announce a brand new testing menu – Asper Dermatology, which includes gene panels targeting the diagnostics of different skin related inherited disorders. New panels also facilitate differential diagnosis of diseases with overlapping features. Visit www.asperbio.com/asper-dermatology/ to find out more.
We have launched a panel of 20 genes to test for Osteogenesis Imperfecta and a panel of 3 genes for Frazer Syndrome testing. Find more at www.asperbio.com/asper-dysmorphology
Genetic testing for primary ciliary dyskinesia is now available. The test includes analysis of 35 genes associated with different types of disease. Read more at www.asperbio.com/primary-ciliary-dyskinesia
Asper Ophthalmics testing menu has been updated with Senior-Loken Syndrome gene panel. We have also added a number of genes to Cone-Rod Dystrophy, Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy, and comprehensive eye diseases panels. Comprehensive eye diseases panel now covers 283 genes associated with different eye disorders. View updated testing options at www.asperbio.com/asper-ophthalmics/
We have added Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome panel to our Asper Cardiogenetics testing menu. In addition, Noonan Syndrome panel has been updated with LZTR1 gene. For more information visit us at www.asperbio.com/asper-cardiogenetics/
Asper Biogene has added 10 new genes to the Parkinson’s Disease gene panel. Now the NGS panel consists of 32 disease related genes. Learn more about genes and conditions covered by the test at www.asperbio.com/parkinson-disease
Updated version of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy gene panel is now available. Learn more about added genes and related conditions at www.asperbio.com/hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy/NGS-panel
Metabolic Myopathy and Rhabdomyolysis NGS panel has been updated with the SCN4A gene. View full list of genes at www.asperbio.com/metabolic-myopathy-and-rhabdomyolysis/
Cancer Predisposition NGS panel has been updated with 10 new genes. For the complete list of genes please visit www.asperbio.com/cancer-predisposition
We will be attending the 4th Congress of the European Academy of Neurology in Lisbon, 16-19 June. Do not miss the opportunity to get informed about recent developments and news in clinical neurology. Stop by the exhibition hall to learn about Asper Neurogenetics tests and get acquainted with our experts. Looking forward to meeting you at booth #C24!
We have updated Cornelia de Lange Syndrome NGS panel with four new genes. Learn more at www.asperbio.com/cornelia-de-lange-syndrome
We have updated Parkinson’s disease NGS panel with two new genes. Del/dup analysis is also available. For detailed testing options visit www.asperbio.com/asper-neurogenetics/parkinson-disease
Comprehensive Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (LGMD) test is now available. The new test enables detection of disease-causing variants by sequencing of a multigene panel and deletion/duplication analysis. Various subtypes of LGMD are covered by the analysis, visit https://www.asperbio.com/asper-neurogenetics/limb-girdle-muscular-dystrophy-ngs-panel/ to find out complete testing information.
Del/dup analysis can now be ordered in addition to NGS panels. Read more about upgraded testing options at each portfolio or see the price list www.asperbio.com/Asper-Biogene-price-list. Feel free to contact us if there are any additional genes you would need to be included in the analysis.
Vitreoretinopathy NGS panel with 19 genes has been added to Asper Ophthalmics testing portfolio. Read more about genes and diseases covered by the panel on www.asperbio.com/vitreoretinopathy
Hereditary Sideroblastic Anemia NGS panel is now available. View genes and diseases covered by the panel on https://www.asperbio.com/hereditary-sideroblastic-anemia
Leukodystrophy and Leukoencephalopathy NGS panel of 40 genes is now available. View full list of genes www.asperbio.com/eukodystrophy-and-leukoencephalopathy
Congenital Myopathy and Distal Myopathy NGS panel has been added to Asper Neurogenetics portfolio. The new panel includes analysis of 43 genes linked to numerous types of myopathy. Learn more about test www.asperbio.com/congenital-myopathy-and-distal-myopathy
We would be very grateful for any comments on whether this panel can enhance your testing activities or additional genes/conditions should be involved in the panel. Contact us at info[at]asperbio.com and give your feedback.
All our catalogue prices will be reduced by 10% for the next two months. Use the great opportunity and make sure to place your order before January 31, 2018.
Asper Biogene is pleased to introduce our new testing portfolio of metabolic disorders. Single gene tests as well as multigene panels are included in Asper Metabolic Disorders’ menu. Glycogen and lysosomal storage diseases, fatty acid oxidation disorders, and urea cycle disorders are represented among others.
Full list of tests is available on www.asperbio.com/asper-metabolic-disorders
We have expanded our selection of cardiovascular genetic tests to include tests for different types of dyslipidemias, cardiomyopathies, and arrhythmias. In addition, pulmonary arterial hypertension test has been upgraded with a set of genes to facilitate differential diagnosis. Full list of tests is available: www.asperbio.com/asper-cardiogenetics/
Asper Dysmorphology now includes NGS panel for the diagnostics of skeletal ciliopathies. The panel encompasses testing of different forms of short-rib thoracic dysplasia as well as phenotypically overlapping disorders like cranioectodermal dysplasias. For further information visit www.asperbio.com/skeletal-ciliopathies
Asper Endocrinology testing portfolio has been launched now. Our latest testing selection is designed for the diagnostics of both monogenic, and complex hereditary endocrine disorders.
Since molecular diagnostics has become the daily practice of endocrinology we are to provide valuable tool for clinicians in order to facilitate diagnosing, optimize treatment, and identify at risk family members.
List of the tests is available on www.asperbio.com/asper-endocrinology/
New multigene panel enables testing of autism spectrum disorders by next generation sequencing of 62 genes. View test details and list of genes www.asperbio.com/autism-spectrum-disorders
Melanoma NGS panel is now available. For detailed information see www.asperbio.com/melanoma. Feel free to throw out suggestions for the genes you would like to add to the panel.
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease NGS panel has been upgraded with the following genes: ARSA, HINT1, HSPB3, KIF1A, NGF, SCN9A, SLC5A7, SPTLC1, SPTLC2, TFG, TYMP, WNK1.
The new version of the test covers the analysis of 67 genes. Full list of genes is available on www.asperbio.com/cmt.
We wish to inform our clients and partners that Asper Biotech has been acquired by Asper Biogene LLC and is therefore under new management. The business and day-to-day operations will continue to be conducted as usual and the change in ownership will not bring about any changes to client relationships and processes. Corporate identity of the company will be renewed in the near future.
Asper Hematology testing portfolio now includes thrombocytopenia NGS panel. List of 14 genes is available www/asper hematology/thrombocytopenia
Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia/Cardiomyopathy NGS panel of 14 genes is now available. For further information see Asper Cardiogenetics/ARVD
International meeting on mitochondrial pathology was held in Cologne, 11-15 June.
Poster “Effectiveness of the whole mitochondrial DNA sequencing in patients with suspected mitochondrial disorder” was presented by our clinical geneticist Dr Kairit Joost at the meeting.
Whole Genome Sequencing
We have extended our testing options to whole genome sequencing (WGS). WGS is the most comprehensive tool for identifying the full range of genetic variations. Including the non-coding regions of the genome in the analysis can considerably improve the diagnosing of genetically and phenotypically heterogeneous diseases.
Our high quality data and thorough interpretation of analysis results contribute substantially to diagnosing complex diseases or diseases with atypical phenotype.
Service details are available https://www.asperbio.com/ngs-service/
As Asper Biotech is turning 18 today we would like to thank all our loyal customers and partners for being part of this journey and for supporting us over the years. Though celebrating the anniversary we are still keeping busy with upgrading the testing portfolios. Asper Ophthalmics has been updated with several new tests inquired by our customers. These include NGS panels for anophthalmia/microphthalmia/coloboma/anterior segment dysgenesis and cataract as well as single gene sequencing for Norrie Disease and papillorenal syndrome.
We have upgraded Asper Oncogenetics testing portfolio with NGS panels for Fanconi anemia and thyroid cancer diagnostics. Please see detailed testing information on https://www.asperbio.com/asper-oncogenetics/
New NGS panel covers the analysis of 7 genes associated with pulmonary arterial hypertension. Testing information and list of genes are available on https://www.asperbio.com/asper-cardiogenetics/pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-ngs-panel/.
Today is Rare Disease Day. Over 90 countries worldwide are participating in different events to raise more awareness for rare diseases. Asper Biotech’s representative is attending a roundtable discussion at the Parliament of Estonia about possibilities and challenges within the rare disorders research, provision of medical care and services.
PREDICTION-ADR project close-out meeting was held this week in Tallinn. The meeting was very presentable involving participants from different European countries.
The aim of the PREDICTION-ADR study was to discover the genetic factors predisposing patients to adverse drug reactions from cardiovascular disease drugs. The meeting wrapped up achievements of the project funded by the European Commission. New prospectives for further collaboration of consortium members were considered as well.
The event ended up with an inspiring visit to historical Tallinn Town Hall, the oldest in Scandinavia.
Two new NGS panels are now available – Joubert Syndrome and Neurodegeneration with Brain Iron Accumulation. For further information see https://www.asperbio.com/asper-neurogenetics/.