NEW YORK, April 6 (GenomeWeb News) - Genaissance Pharmaceuticals and ParAllele BioScience today announced a joint licensing and co-marketing agreement for ParAllele's upcoming MegAllele DME-T assay panel.
Under the terms of the agreement, ParAllele will license more than 400 proprietary SNPs from Genaissance. These will be combined with SNPs from the public domain to make up a total of around 1,500 SNPs that ParAllele will incorporate into MegAllele DME-T, which will assay around 160 genes that are involved in drug metabolism and transport pathways.
Genaissance will market the panel for research use only in GLP-compliant environments.
In mid-March, ParAllele said that it had teamed with Eli Lilly to make the DME-T panel available for contract research organizations to genotype Lilly's clinical trial participants. This application for the assay panel is expected to be available by August or September.
ParAllele also said at the time that it would file for FDA approval to market a version of the assay as an in vitro diagnostic.
The panel will run on Affymetrix's GeneChip platform.