BioTrove said this week that Charles River Laboratories has purchased an OpenArray system for use in detecting rodent-specific pathogens.
 
Charles River had previously purchased an OpenArray SNP Genotyping system for genetic quality control processes. The firm is designing pathogen panels using OpenArray plates, which can contain between 16 and 3,072 assays and can be loaded with up to 144 samples.
 

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