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Qatar-Based Genetics Center Installs GenVault, Hamilton Technologies

NEW YORK, May 16 (GenomeWeb News) - The Shafallah Genetics Medical Center of the Shafallah Center for Children with Special Needs in Doha, Qatar, has purchased a GenVault biosample management system and a Hamilton DNA separation system, the companies said yesterday in separate announcements.


GenVault said that SFMC will use its Dynamic Archive biosample management system as part of its mission to analyze genetic material from Persian Gulf populations. Financial terms were not disclosed.


Hamilton said that SFMC has purchased an $850,000 automated system for PCR sample preparation and DNA separation. The system includes four Hamilton Microlab Star pipetting workstations, Hamilton said.


Last week, Illumina said that it had placed a BeadLab genotyping system at SFMC to facilitate the center's research on rare autosomal recessive diseases as well as complex diseases such as diabetes, particularly in founder populations indigenous to the Persian Gulf region.

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