NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Clinical lab firm ARUP Laboratories and SciGene said today that they will collaborate on the development of an automated platform for processing DNA samples used in microarray-based tests for genetic defects.
Sunnyvale, Calif.-based SciGene will contribute its ArrayPrep Target Preparation System, which is a robotic liquid handling and incubation platform, as part of the alliance. ARUP will provide scientific expertise for testing and optimizing procedures performed on the ArrayPrep.
The firms aim to develop a fully automated platform that would process patient samples in less than a day.
Financial and other terms of the partnership were not disclosed.