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NuGen, Genome Institute of Singapore Collaborate on Amplification System

NEW YORK, Oct. 15-California's NuGen Technologies will work with researchers at the Genome Institute of Singapore to develop microarray-based amplification and gene expression analysis technologies, the company said today.


The partners will develop NuGen's Single Primer Isothermal Amplification platform, which is a linear amplification technique. Researchers will adapt its gene expression application, Ribo-SPIA, to work with the Singaporean institute's custom-made oligonucleotide microarrays.


Financial details of the partnership were not revealed.


NuGen is a privately held company based in San Carlos, Calif. The company is working to develop a gene expression analysis product that can function with sample sizes of less than 20 ng of RNA.

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