NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genetic testing firm BioServe and personal genomics company Suracell said today that they have struck a partnership for DNA testing services.
Under the terms of the agreement, BioServe will serve as Suracell’s exclusive DNA testing partner.
BioServe will receive samples collected from de-identified patients who use Suracell’s “genetic testing web portal” program and will analyze the patient DNA using a panel of proprietary SNPs selected by Suracell. BioServe will then transmit the processed data back to Suracell using Suracell’s IT platform, and Suracell will deliver the results to requesting physicians and healthcare practitioners.
BioServe said that Suracell’s web portal allows physicians and healthcare centers to order and receive tests and test results online in various formats.
The companies hope to expand their agreement into a more “comprehensive partnership” in the future, BioServe said.
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.