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EraGen and McGill Univ. Partner in Microarray Development

SAN FRANCISCO , Dec. 4 – EraGen Biosciences and McGill University will collaborate to design and produce universal DNA microarrays, the organizations announced Tuesday.

The project will bring together researchers from Montreal ’s McGill University ’s School of Computer Science with bioinformatics staff at Madison, Wis.-based EraGen to develop algorithms for arrays not specific to a single organism or set of genes, and that will allow for simultaneous monitoring of multiple hybridizations, according to EraGen.

Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.

The organizations will extend existing algorithms utilizing EraGen’s AEGIS bases during the first phase of the collaboration. Co-development of software that uses a thermodynamic model to detect DNA secondary structure formation will follow, according to the company.

SAN FRANCISCO , Dec. 4 – EraGen Biosciences and McGill University will collaborate to design and produce universal DNA microarrays, the organizations announced Tuesday.

  The project will bring together researchers from Montreal ’s McGill University ’s School of Computer Science with bioinformatics staff at Madison, Wis.-based EraGen to develop algorithms for arrays not specific to a single organism or set of genes, and that will allow for simultaneous monitoring of multiple hybridizations, according to EraGen.

  Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.

The organizations will extend existing algorithms utilizing EraGen’s AEGIS bases during the first phase of the collaboration. Co-development of software that uses a thermodynamic model to detect DNA secondary structure formation will follow, according to the company.

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