New ExomeXtra® Sequencing – Taking Exome Sequencing to a New Level with Genome-wide CNV Detection

March 04, 2024

With ExomeXtra® Sequencing (EXS), researchers now have access to the most innovative sequencing service that bridges the gap between exome and genome sequencing. ExomeXtra® Sequencing encompasses all disease-relevant coding and non-coding variants, along with genome-wide copy number variations. 

Combining the Best of Exome and Genome Sequencing for Medical Research Questions

CeGaT’s proprietary ExomeXtra® Sequencing has been developed to surpass the limitations of standard exome sequencing services, which can be restrictive in human genetic research. To address this issue, ExomeXtra® Sequencing combines the deep and uniform coverage of the coding regions from whole exome sequencing (WES) with the extensive scope of whole genome sequencing (WGS). Its unique design ensures coverage of all genomic regions linked to diseases: It targets disease-relevant variants in both coding and non-coding areas as described in the Human Gene Mutation Database (HGMD) and the ClinVar database. An innovative CNV backbone enables the high-resolution detection of copy number variations across the entire genome. Continuous updates with the latest scientific discoveries from dedicated databases make our ExomeXtra® Sequencing products ideal tools for finding the genetic cause of a disease.

A Strategic Expansion in Sequencing Solutions Rooted in Genetic Testing

CeGaT’s Research & Pharma Solutions business unit provides smart sequencing solutions for every need. The portfolio is complemented with the new service category of ExomeXtra® Sequencing. ExomeXtra®, CeGaT’s bespoke self-developed exome, has been utilized in genetic testing to identify the causes of genetic diseases, standing as the market’s most comprehensive genetic test. Now, its great potential also empowers the scientific community to understand the genetic factors underlying disease, thereby speeding up the advancements in our understanding of complex cases. Three different ExomeXtra® Sequencing (EXS) products are available to researchers: EXS Classic, EXS Premium, and EXS Premium Deep. To learn more about these products, have a look at our website or contact us by mail at