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Almac Adds NuGen's Ovation Systems to Gene Expression Services

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Almac Diagnostics has added NuGen Technologies’ Ovation Systems to its gene-expression profiling services, NuGen said in a statement released today.
Craigavon, Northern Ireland-based Almac will initially offer the NuGen systems for its RNA amplification and target preparation services for formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue samples and whole-blood samples.
In addition to offering the systems as part of its services, Almac also will use the Ovation System in developing its own genomics-based diagnostic tests, said San Carlos, Calif.-based NuGen. Almac has developed prognostic tests for colorectal and lung cancer and is working with pharma partners on the development of companion diagnostics.

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