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Merry Christmas and a happy New Year 2014

Christmas is a time of giving and caring about each other.
Christmas is a time of charity and family.
Christmas is a time of backpedaling and review.
Christmas is also a time of thinking about the future.

This year we decided to donate to three charitable foundations in the amount of 1,000 Euros each to:

Care-for-Rare Foundation, Munich
ARCHE IntensivKinder, Kusterdingen
Stiftung für kranke Kinder, Tuebingen

The CeGaT team wishes you and your family a Merry Christmas season and a healthy and successful New Year 2014.

CeGaT extends Diagnostic Panel "Neurodegenerative Diseases"

CeGaT extends on their Diagnostic Panels the spectrum of Neurodegenerative Diseases from 16 to 22 panels. In addition to the existing panels for Parkinson´s disease, dementia, ALS, dystonia and other hereditary neurodegenerative syndromes which have been updated, CeGaT now offers new panels for ataxia, hereditary spastic paraplegia, spinal muscular atrophy, choreatic movement disorders and leukodystrophy/ leukoencephalopathy. In total CeGaT offers the analysis of 242 genes.

Please find further information on the section for Neurodegenerative Diseases.

CeGaT participates in pancreatic cancer research

CeGaT has joined a scientific research consortium of leading European scientists to identify the genetic causes of pancreatic cancer. The European Union FP7-Programm, which will last five years, is publicly funded with over 11 million euros. Eleven partners from five countries are working together for a better understanding of this extremely aggressive and difficult-to-treat cancer.

CeGaT's Exome Sequencing identifies the cause of a rare syndrom

CeGaT successfully clarified the cause for a patient's disease by sequencing and diagnosing the exomes of the young patient and their parents. A point mutation was found in the gene SATB2 which caused the disease. To date, only one mutation in the SATB2-gene has been identified worldwide. Together with the Klinikum Stuttgart, the phenotype of the SATB2-associated syndrome (SAS) was described and published in the European Journal of Human Genetics.

Summary of CeGaTs publications...

CeGaT is "Entrepreneur of the year" 2013 Award winner

CeGaT is winner at the Ernst & Young competition "Entrepreneur of the year" 2013 Award in the category "Start-up". Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs.

Saskia and Dirk Biskup are very proud of this triumph.

CeGaT celebrates roofing ceremony

Seven months after the ground-breaking ceremony CeGaT celebrated on November 22nd 2013 afternoon the roofing ceremony of the new CeGaT office and laboratory building in Tuebingen.