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TATAA Biocenter Expands Its Next-Generation Sequencing Offerings with HTG Molecular Diagnostics’ Unique HTG EdgeSeq System

GÖTEBORG, Sweden and TUSCON, Ariz., Dec. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TATAA Biocenter, Europe’s leading provider of genomic services, and HTG Molecular Diagnostics, Inc (HTG) (Nasdaq: HTGM), a provider of instruments, reagents, and services for molecular profiling applications, today announced the expansion of TATAA Biocenter’s next-generation sequencing (NGS) offerings with HTG’s unique HTG EdgeSeq system.

“The HTG EdgeSeq system is a conceptual breakthrough in targeted RNA sequencing offering superior sensitivity and specificity to traditional RNASeq approaches,” said Dr. Mikael Kubista, founder and CEO of TATAA Biocenter. “We have validated the HTG EdgeSeq system in the European CANCER-ID consortium (www.cancer-id.eu), and we are proud to be among the first in Europe offering RNA sequencing service with this new platform.”

Jean Claude Gerard, HTG’s Vice President of European Operations stated, “HTG is thrilled to partner with TATAA Biocenter on extending TATAA’s current genomic service and hands-on NGS training course offerings. With the growing need for broad and reproducible gene-expression analysis from ever decreasing sample sizes, HTG’s extraction-free HTG EdgeSeq technology enables sensitive profiling of very limited samples. We believe these capabilities will open new perspectives in the field of liquid biopsy and tumor profiling and help advance precision medicine.” Mr. Gerard concluded, “A key to making this happen is HTG, as a technology provider, making education and training one of its key missions. Joining forces with TATAA Biocenter reflects a next step in our ongoing commitment to this effort.”

About TATAA Biocenter:
TATAA Biocenter is world’s largest organizer of hands-on training in molecular analyses and Europe’s leading provider of nucleic acid analysis services in compliance with ISO17025 standard. In 2007 TATAA Biocenter was the first company in Europe to provide digital PCR services to researchers and published in 2008 one of the first papers featuring an application of digital PCR on a high throughput platform (Nucleic Acids Research 36: 387, 2008). TATAA experts also co-authored the Guidelines for Minimum Information for Publication of Quantitative Digital PCR Experiments (Clinical Chemistry 59:6, 2013). Founded in 2001, TATAA has permanent facility in Gothenburg, Sweden, and Prague, Czech Republic. In 2013 TATAA was presented the Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Leadership as Best-in-Class Services for Analyzing Genetic Material. Visit us at www.tataa.com.

About HTG Molecular:
HTG is focused on NGS-based molecular profiling. The company’s proprietary HTG EdgeSeq technology automates complex, highly multiplexed molecular profiling from solid and liquid samples, even when limited in amount. HTG’s customers use its technology to identify biomarkers important for precision medicine, to understand the clinical relevance of these discoveries, and ultimately to identify treatment options. Our mission is to empower precision medicine at the local level. Visit us at www.htgmolecular.com.

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