Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Abbott Will Market Atria Genetics HLA Typing Tests

NEW YORK, Jan. 12 - Abbott Laboratories will distribute HLA tissue typing tests for Atria Genetics, the company said today.


Abbott, based in Abbott Park, Ill., obtained exclusive marketing and distribution rights for Atria's DNA sequencing-based HLA typing tests outside the US, as well as for its HLA analyte specific reagents within the US. Abbott will distribute these tests through its alliance with Celera Diagnostics.


Atria, based in South San Francisco, is doing business as Forensic Analytical/Molecular Genetics.



The Scan

Pig Organ Transplants Considered

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration may soon allow clinical trials that involve transplanting pig organs into humans.

'Poo-Bank' Proposal

Harvard Medical School researchers suggest people should bank stool samples when they are young to transplant when they later develop age-related diseases.

Spurred to Develop Again

New Scientist reports that researchers may have uncovered why about 60 percent of in vitro fertilization embryos stop developing.

Science Papers Examine Breast Milk Cell Populations, Cerebral Cortex Cellular Diversity, Micronesia Population History

In Science this week: unique cell populations found within breast milk, 100 transcriptionally distinct cell populations uncovered in the cerebral cortex, and more.