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Sequenom to Collaborate with Chinese University of Hong Kong on Prenatal Diagnostic Technology

NEW YORK, Aug. 10 (GenomeWeb News) - Sequenom said today that it has formed a research collaboration with the Chinese University of Hong Kong to develop prenatal diagnostic application's for Sequenom's MassArray platform.


The deal includes the placement of a MassARRAY Compact DNA analysis system at the department of chemical pathology of CUHK, and is designed to accelerate the introduction of non-invasive prenatal tests from the laboratory into the clinical diagnostic market, said Sequenom.


In July, Sequenom announced that a previous collaboration with CUHK had resulted in the development of a novel process to determine genetic mutations in circulating fetal nucleic acids in maternal plasma.


Specific terms of the company's arrangement with CUHK were not disclosed.


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