CeGaT and B. Braun Medical US established in June 2014 a subsidiary to serve the US sequencing and diagnostics market: B. Braun CeGaT, LLC located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. This step is a logical consequence of the excellent collaboration between CeGaT and B. Braun.
Cenata GmbH was founded jointly by Labor Enders, CeGaT GmbH and Prof. Dr. Hinrichsen in May 2015. Since then the non-invasive prenatal test HarmonyTM is being performed in Germany by Cenata GmbH. The HarmonyTM test reliably detects the most common chromosomal disorders in unborn children.
Maternal blood already contains not only genetic information of the mother but also genetic information of the child from an early phase of pregnancy. This so-called “cell-free fetal DNA” (cffDNA) can be investigated for the presence of chromosomal disorders in the unborn child (e.g. trisomy 21 – “Down syndrome”) using the HarmonyTM test. All that is needed is a blood sample from the mother.