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Bionano Genomics Announces American Society of Human Genetics Presentations Featuring Optical Genome Mapping for Genetic Disease and Cancer Research Applications

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SAN DIEGO, Oct. 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bionano Genomics, Inc. (BNGO), developer of the Saphyr® system that uses optical genome mapping (OGM) for the detection and analysis of structural variants (SVs), today announced the American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) conference lineup of customer posters and presentations featuring OGM. The customer posters and presentations span genetic disease applications including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and postnatal, as well as cancer research applications including pediatric brain tumors and myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). The ASHG conference is being held virtually this year and runs from Monday, October 18, 2021 to Friday, October 22, 2021.

Talks featuring Bionano Genomics OGM solutions include research into how structural variation contributes to the cause of ALS; inverted genomic triplication structures; and a multi-site clinical validation study of constitutional postnatal SV, CNV and repeat array sizing, as well as findings of SVs in pediatric brain tumors, and epigenetics. Below is a list of customer presentations featuring OGM at this year’s ASHG conference.

OGM Application Area



Presentation Title

Inherited Genetic Disorders

Dr. C.M. Grochowski

Baylor College of Medicine

Inverted genomic triplication structures: two breakpoint junctions, several possibilities

Dr. Emily McCann

Macquarie Univ. Ctr. for MND Research, Sydney, Australia

Development of a discovery pipeline for structural variation contributing to the cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Dr. Nikhil Sahajpal

Agusta University, Praxisgenomics, University of Iowa Hospital

Optical Genome Mapping for Constitutional Postnatal SV, CNV, and Repeat Array Sizing: A Multisite Clinical Validation Study

Dr. Ravindra Kolhe

Augusta University

Large-Scale, Multi-site, Postnatal Studies on Optical Genome Mapping (OGM)

Hematological Malignancies

Dr. Rashmi Kanagal-Shamanna

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Optical Genome Mapping Improves the Clinically Relevant Structural Variant Detection in MDS

Dr. Gordana Raca

Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Utilization of Optical Genome Mapping in Detection and Characterization of Rare Genetic Markers in Pediatric Leukemias

Solid Tumor Analysis

Dr. Miriam Bornhorst

Children’s National Hospital

Optical genome mapping reveals novel structural variants in pediatric brain tumors

Epigenetics Application

Dr. Surajit Bhattacharya

Children’s National Hospital

Utilization of Dual-Label Optical Genome Mapping for genetic/epigenetic diagnosis

“We are delighted to see the broad range of presentations on OGM at ASHG this year,” stated Erik Holmlin, PhD, CEO of Bionano Genomics. “Our customers continue to push forward conducting cutting-edge research in the human genetics space and we are excited for them to share their research with the ASHG community. Congratulations to the authors on their work and the recognition that comes with delivering presentations at this important conference.”

For more details and to register for this online event please go to:

About Bionano Genomics

Bionano is a genome analysis company providing tools and services based on its Saphyr® system to scientists and clinicians conducting genetic research and patient testing; it also provides diagnostic testing for those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other neurodevelopmental disabilities through its Lineagen business. Bionano’s Saphyr system is a research use only platform for ultra-sensitive and ultra-specific structural variation detection that enables scientists and clinicians to accelerate the search for new diagnostics and therapeutic targets and to streamline the study of changes in chromosomes, which is known as cytogenetics. The Saphyr system is comprised of an instrument, chip consumables, reagents and a suite of data analysis tools. Bionano offers genome analysis services to provide access to data generated by the Saphyr system for researchers who prefer not to adopt the Saphyr system in their labs. Lineagen has been providing genetic testing services to families and their healthcare providers for more than nine years and has performed more than 65,000 tests for those with neurodevelopmental concerns. For more information, visit or

Forward-Looking Statements of Bionano Genomics

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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

Media Relations:
Michael Sullivan
+1 (503) 799-7520

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