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Imaging Research, Genicon Collaborate to Market Microarray, Informatic Tool Kit

NEW YORK, Oct. 12 - Imaging Research has signed a software licensing, promotion, and distribution agreement with Genicon Sciences that will marry Imaging’s ArrayVision analysis software with Genicon's RLS signal-detection technology, the companies announced on Friday.

Through the collaboration, Genicon’s Resonance Light Scattering technology, which the company says may be applied to many molecular-assay platforms, and Imaging Research's ArrayVision, which is used to analyze gene expression and protein arrays, will be combined “to provide a complete research and analysis tool kit.”

Terms of the deal call for Genicon, of San Diego, to promote and commercialize Imaging’s ArrayVision product with its own RLS technology. The agreement also allows for the ArrayVision software to be customized for additional RLS applications, and grants Genicon the option to promote ArrayStat, Imaging Research's other informatics product.

Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.

"We are delighted that Genicon has selected Imaging Research products as a key component of their signal detection, measurement and analysis process," David Burns, chief operating officer of St. Catharines, Ontario-based Imaging Research, said in a statement. "The high-quality RLS array images, when analyzed by ArrayVision software, yield more meaningful data and longer-lasting results."

Patrick Mallon, CEO of Genicon Sciences, added that combining the two products “will give researchers open access to a validated system for conducting accurate microarray experimentation.”

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