NEW YORK, April 8 - Lawrence Livemore National Laboratory will use Aclara's eTag assay system for a biological agent detection program, Aclara said today.
Under the agreement, Aclara, of Mountain View, Calif., will provide LLNL scientists with eTag assay reagents, software, and services. LLNL scientists will develop miniaturized assays for detection of biological agents.
LLNL chose the eTag assays because of high sensitivity, high specificity and the ability to detect a "broad spectrum" of biological pathogens, Steven Visuri, a Senior Scientist in LLNL's Chemical and Biological National Security Program, said in a statement.
The eTag system uses Aclara's eTag reporters for multiplex gene or protein analysis in a single sample.
This announcement follows closely on Aclara's recent management changes.