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CombiMatrix, STMicroelectronics to Combine Techs for Dx Apps

NEW YORK, June 29 (GenomeWeb News) - CombiMatrix will combine its ElectroChemical Detection Technology with STMicroelectronics In-Check Lab-on-Chip platform to investigate their applications in the research and point-of-care diagnostics markets, the companies said today.


Terms of the deal call for ST to provide undisclosed financial support to CombiMatrix in this work.

ST's In-Check DNA amplification and analysis platform, when combined with CombiMatrix microarrays, may enable it to be "as sensitive, or more sensitive," than current fluorescent/optical detection techniques and provide a number of advantages over optical detection, the firms said.

Financial terms of the alliance were not disclosed.

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