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Sequenom and England s Health Protection Agency to Analyze Pathogens

NEW YORK, Jan. 22 (GenomeWeb News) - Sequenom and England's Health Protection Agency are collaborating in a genotyping study of microbes, San Diego-based Sequenom said today.


Using Sequenom's MassArray technology, the researchers aim to find genetic markers that differentiate pathogenic from nonpathogenic strains of microbes.


Sequenom's method for pathogen identification and differentiation was published this month in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology in a study entitled "Novel Mass Spectrometry-Based Tool for Genotypic Identification of Mycobacteria."


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