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Vela Diagnostics Announces Pre-Launch of an Automated Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) Solution

June 18, 2014 - Singapore

Vela Diagnostics announced today the pre-launch of its automated Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) solution that is expected to launch in the third quarter of 2014 as a CE-IVD device in Europe and followed by Australia in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Vela Diagnostics' NGS solution is highly automated and shares components with its existing qPCR workflow, providing the first solution combining PCR and NGS in an automated workflow.

"Our Sentosa® SX101 platform has the unique ability to seamlessly integrate both qPCR and NGS solutions from our menu of assays. The modularity approach will reinforce our position in the market by enabling laboratories to meet their workflow needs and their expansion plans," said Vela Diagnostics CEO Michael Tillmann.

The Vela Diagnostics NGS solution addresses the specific requirements of the laboratory. The automated workflow offers sample tracking ability and LIS interface capabilities. The solution includes software for intuitive and powerful results analysis thus minimizing the need for bioinformatics expertise typically associated with sophisticated NGS data analysis, coupled with automated report generation.

In conjunction with the launch, Vela will be introducing an Early Access Program (EAP). Vela expects the NGS solution to begin shipping commercially in August 2014 to our EAP customers.

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About Vela Diagnostics
Vela Diagnostics is a worldwide provider of integrated molecular diagnostics workflows that address individual testing needs. Established in 2011 with its global headquarters in Singapore, Vela Diagnostics provides innovative test and data reporting solutions for Real-Time PCR and Next-Generation Sequencing. Reliable and multi-purpose instruments help reduce the cost for optimal efficiency across laboratories of all sizes. With scalability and open-channel capabilities, laboratories also benefit from the flexibility and versatility of the systems available. For more information, please visit

Vela is a trademark of Vela Holding Pte Ltd. Sentosa is a registered trademark of Vela Holding Pte Ltd in several markets including the US and the European Union.

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