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Dutch Government Funds KeyGene, Genome Diagnostics, UMC for HLA Typing Project

NEW YORK, Dec. 20 (GenomeWeb News) - SenterNovem, an agency of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, will fund a collaboration between Keygene, Genome Diagnostics, and University Medical Center Utrecht, the organizations said today.


The funding, for an undisclosed amount, will be used to develop technology for fast, accurate, and affordable human leukocyte antigen typing.


Keygene develops and applies molecular genetics in plant breeding using its Design concept, AFLP, CRoPSTM, SNPWave, and cDNA AFLP tools. Genome Diagnostics, a UMC Utrecht spin-off, offers diagnostic tools to facilitate donor/recipient matching; while UMC Utrecht will serve as a reference center for HLA typing strategies.


Additional details were not disclosed.

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