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.
CAG GmbH – Center for Animal Genetics
CeGaT and dw sport horses GmbH founded in October 2014 CAG GmbH – Center for Animal Genetics to bring cutting-edge research to horse, dog, and cat breeders and owners, providing tools to improve the genetic health and welfare of their animals. This partnership brings together CeGaT’s award-winning expertise in molecular genetics, sequencing, and data analysis and dw sport horses’ experience in the world of horses and animal breeding. The corporate objective is to conduct ground-breaking molecular analysis of animal genetics and hereditary diseases. In addition to on-going research to develop new tests, CAG will offer identity and parentage testing, and single-gene disease and phenotype tests. CAG collaborates with academic laboratories, breed registries and breeders, and also offers services such as Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) of various animal species to answer specific research questions.
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.