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Sequenom Sells MassArray Instrument to Roswell Park Cancer Institute

NEW YORK, May 20 (GenomeWeb News) - Sequenom has sold a MassArray genotyping instrument to the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, the San Diego-based company said today.


The institute, based in Buffalo, NY, will initially use the system for pharmacogenomic studies in breast cancer patients to predict response to treatment, as well as to determine who is at risk for cardiovascular disese.


Sequenom's MassArray system analyzes DNA by mass spectrometry.

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