NEW YORK, Aug. 7 – Affymetrix and Orchid have expanded their joint effort to develop SNP genotyping kits using Affymetrix’ GeneChip GenFlex tag arrays, the companies said on Tuesday.

The non-exclusive agreement allows Orchid to use Affymetrix’ oligonucleotide sequences in primer extension applications, a method for detecting and identifying SNPs in samples. Orchid must pay royalties for any sales that result from the collaboration.

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