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LabCorp to Validate Roche s AmpliChip, Help Evaluate Leukemia Microarray

NEW YORK, July 25 (GenomeWeb News) - Laboratory Corporation of America will start validating Roche Diagnostics' AmpliChip CYP450 and will help Roche evaluate its research leukemia microarray, which is currently in development, the company said on Friday.

 

Roche's AmpliChip CYP450, which is built around Affymetrix's DNA chips, is designed to help physicians select dosing regimens for drugs covering a broad array of conditions, including cardiac diseases, chronic pain, cancer, and common psychiatric disorders.

 

Its leukemia microarray, which also uses AmpliChip technology, is designed to identify subclasses of leukemia.

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