Among American cities with metropolitian statistical area (MSA) populations of 1 million or more, Nashville is estimated to have experienced the 10th most growth (1.7 percent) from 2011 to 2012, according to the U.S. Bureau of the Census. At this rate, Nashville, which had an MSA population of 1.72 million by 2012's end, will be home to approximately 2 million residents by 2020. Of note, Nashville peep city Austin grew fastest from 2011 to 2012 with 3 percent metro growth. Here are the percentage growth numbers for other mid-sized cities located in the South and percieved as peers to Nashville: Orlando (2.2 percent), Raleigh (2.2), San Antonio (1.9) and Charlotte (1.7).
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NextGxDx Inc. today announced an agreement with genetic testing laboratory PreventionGenetics to include the company’s test catalog in NextGxDx’s online genetic testing platform.
Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
The move follows the Nashville-based company’s announcement earlier this month on the closing of a $1 million Series A2 funding round to increase brand awareness, accelerate the growth of its health care professional user base and expand laboratory relationships and hire more staff. (Read more here.)
The partnership with Wisconsin-based PreventionGenetics adds hundreds of new genetic tests to the NextGxDx marketplace for easy search, comparison and ordering, the company said in a press release.
“PreventionGenetics adds tremendous depth to our catalog and enhances the choice of genetic testing products available to health care providers through our platform,” Judsen Schneider (pictured), NextGxDx scientific director, said in the release. “Given their commitment to the research and development of new genetic testing products, we expect that catalog will continue to expand over time.”
NextGxDx provides clinicians with a one-stop online shop to search, compare and order genetic tests.
PreventionGenetics provides DNA testing for clinical and research purposes, and DNA banking for individuals.
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