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Roche, National Jewish Health Ink Molecular Diagnostics Collaboration

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – National Jewish Health announced today that it will collaborate with Roche Diagnostics on molecular diagnostics products for environmental testing of allergens.
 
The initial collaboration is intended to introduce a consumer product called Family Air Care that will test indoor air quality and measure indoor allergens from pets, dust mites, and mold. The product is aimed at those with allergic rhinitis and asthma — conditions that can be exacerbated by such allergens.
 
Under the agreement, Roche will provide the technology and assays for testing indoor mold levels, and National Jewish Health will develop test platforms and protocols using Roche's technology.
 
National Jewish Health said that it reached separate distribution and marketing agreements with EcoBrokers International and the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors to assist in selling the kits.
 
National Jewish expects to launch the Family Air Care kits this fall.

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