Bionano Genomics Announces American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting Presentations Featuring OGM Utility Across Blood Cancer Research Applications

San Diego, California, UNITED STATES


  • A scientific workshop will feature Dr. Rashmi Kanagal-Shamanna from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center delivering a presentation on the use of emerging technologies for prognostication and research into myeloid neoplasms
  • Four scientific posters featuring results from OGM applications in myeloid cancers, acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and hematological malignancy research, including one poster covering a multi-site study in Spain on data analysis for OGM for leukemia and lymphoma research, will be presented at the conference

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bionano Genomics, Inc. (Nasdaq: BNGO) today announced its participation in the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition 2022 with a broad range of content covering optical genome mapping’s (OGM) utility for research areas including myeloid cancer, hematological malignancy, leukemia and blood disorders.

ASH’s Annual Meeting brings together industry, medical, and academic professionals to discuss advances in the field of blood disease. The ASH conference will be held December 10-13, 2022, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Poster presentations and scientific workshop sessions on OGM include:

Poster NumberTitleAuthorsPresented
2177Pilot Inter-Laboratory Comparison Study of Optical Genome Mapping Analysis for Cytogenomic Characterization of Hematological Malignancies: A Spanish Multicentric StudyPuiggros A., Mallo M., Salido M., Gómez-García A., Cisneros A., García-Serra R., González-Gil C., Avetisyan G., Rodríguez-Rivera M., Diaz-Gonzalez A., Granada I., Such E., Genescà E., Collado R., Ramírez-Orellana M., Solé F., Espinet B.December 10, 2022
5:30-7:30 PM CST
Session 803
3496Combined Structural Variant and Mutation Profiling for Comprehensive Characterization for Chromoanagenesis and TP53 Mutations in Myelodysplastic Syndromes with Complex KaryotypeKanagal-Shamanna, R., Yang H., Garcia-Manero G., Wei Y., Sasaki K., Chien K., Tang Z., Montalban-Bravo G., Kalia A., Luthra R., Medeiros J.December 11, 2022
6:00-8:00 PM CST
Session 803
3496Combined Structural Variant and Mutation Profiling for Comprehensive Characterization for Chromoanagenesis and TP53 Mutations in Myelodysplastic Syndromes with Complex KaryotypeKanagal-Shamanna, R., Yang H., Garcia-Manero G., Wei Y., Sasaki K., Chien K., Tang Z., Montalban-Bravo G., Kalia A., Luthra R., Medeiros J.December 11, 2022
6:00-8:00 PM CST
Session 803
4134Optical Genome Mapping and Comprehensive Next Generation Sequencing Panel for Myeloid Cancers: New Era of Complementary ProfilingSahajpal N., Mondal A., Jillella A., Kota V., Kolhe R.December 12, 2022
6:00-8:00 PM CST
Session 617
4148Deciphering the Somatic and Germline Structural Variation Landscape in Pediatric B-Cell Precursor Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia by Whole Genome Optical MappingBrandes D., Brozou T., Nebral K., Bergmann A., Haas O., Köhrer S., Stanulla M., Fischer U., Borkhardt A., Wagener R.December 12, 2022
6:00-8:00 PM CST
Session 618
SessionTitleAuthor/AffiliationPresented
Scientific WorkshopHarnessing Emerging Technologies for Accurate Genomic Classification, Prognostication and Therapeutic Discovery in Myeloid NeoplasmsKanagal-Shamanna R., University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer CenterDecember 9, 2022
2:03-2:47 PM CST

Dr. Blanca Espinet, who leads the translational research group on hematological neoplasms at the Institut Hospital del Mar d’Investigacions Mèdiques (IMIM) in Barcelona, Spain, participated in a multi-site pilot study that will be presented at ASH as a poster in session 803 on Saturday, December 10, 2022, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The study was conducted by the Spanish Working Group on Optical Genome Mapping in Hematologic Malignancies, under the Spanish Society of Hematology and Hemotherapy (SEHH). The project aimed to describe the inter-laboratory reproducibility in the identification and reporting of cytogenomic variants by OGM and to outline the main causes of discrepancies among centers, to be addressed in future OGM recommendations. Dr. Espinet commented, “We are excited to attend ASH and to share information from our pilot comparison study of OGM data analysis. We believe this study will be of interest to ASH attendees as it underscores the need for international guidelines and training mechanisms for OGM, which should have benefits for innovative research.”

Erik Holmlin, president and chief executive officer of Bionano, added, “We are delighted to see the broad range of presentations on OGM at ASH this year. In particular, we are excited about the poster covering the Spanish multi-site study, which we believe shows the potential for the growing adoption and implementation of OGM. Our customers continue to push forward conducting cutting-edge research in the human genetics space and we are pleased to see them share their research with the ASH community.” 

More details on the conference can be found here.

About Bionano Genomics

Bionano Genomics is a provider of genome analysis solutions that can enable researchers and clinicians to reveal answers to challenging questions in biology and medicine. The Company’s mission is to transform the way the world sees the genome through OGM solutions, diagnostic services and software. The Company offers OGM solutions for applications across basic, translational and clinical research. Through its Lineagen, Inc. d/b/a Bionano Laboratories business, the Company also provides diagnostic testing for patients with clinical presentations consistent with autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental disabilities. Through its BioDiscovery business, the Company also offers an industry-leading, platform-agnostic software solution, which integrates next-generation sequencing and microarray data designed to provide analysis, visualization, interpretation and reporting of copy number variants, single-nucleotide variants and absence of heterozygosity across the genome in one consolidated view. For more information, visit www.bionanogenomics.comwww.bionanolaboratories.com or www.biodiscovery.com.

Bionano’s OGM products are for research use only and not for use in diagnostic procedures.

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Bionano Genomics, Inc.
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