Baebies had the privilege of conducting a video interview with Dr. Yin-Hsiu Chien to discuss learnings from over a decade of newborn screening for Pompe disease in Taiwan.
(Updated 9/19/2019 with video.) Today is International MPS Awareness Day. We are featuring the story of an MPS I family to help raise awareness and bring light to the importance of newborn screening for this rare disorder. Meet Tracy Rose and her daughter Maggie who live in Chapel Hill, NC. Maggie was clinically diagnosed with MPS I last year just after her first birthday. Learn more in our interview with Tracy.
Baebies interviewed Dr. Skrinska to learn more about newborn screening (NBS) in Qatar, implementation of lysosomal storage disorder screening, and what’s next for NBS.
Newborn screening is one of the country’s most successful public health programs. And who do we have to thank? State newborn screening program staff. The lab managers, scientists, geneticists and others who dedicate their careers to giving babies a healthy start.
Baebies reached out to Dr. Bradford Therrell for his view on the current status of global newborn screening. Read our interview and find out how you can meet Dr. Therrell and the Baebies team at the upcoming International Society for Neonatal Screening (ISNS) meeting.
Congress is currently considering the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2019, which continues and expands support for one of our country’s most successful public health programs. One of our co-founders provides an update and why this piece of legislation is so important to the continued success of newborn screening and healthy beginnings for 4 million babies born each year.
As public health newborn screening (NBS) programs expand, there is growing concern that the standard volume of dried blood spots (DBSs) collected from each newborn may not be sufficient to perform all screening tests. Digital microfluidics fluorometry (DMF) technology addresses this issue.
On the heels of Mother’s Day weekend and National Women’s Health Week, we celebrate strong moms everywhere – from members of the Baebies team to parents around the world who are advocating for the health of their children.
View the presentation agenda including an introduction to the Baebies team, presentation from genetics expert Dr. Richard Parad on how second tier genetic sequencing compares to second tier biochemical testing. Learn how our assay pipeline expansion supports future RUSP conditions.
Today is Rare Disease Day. Around the world, organizations are recognizing Rare Disease Day through advocacy, events, and education. In recognition, our President and co-founder Vamsee Pamula, PhD discusses the impact of identifying all diseases, including rare diseases, at birth through newborn screening.