NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Sorenson Genomics has merged into a single segment its Identigene arm, which specializes in forensic-DNA research for law enforcement, and its GeneTree arm, which focuses on DNA-based paternity testing, the company said today.
Sorenson said the new unit will do business under the Identigene brand name and will continue to operate from Identigene’s bases in Houston and Salt Lake City.
Sorenson bought Identigene in June for an undisclosed sum. Identigene and GeneTree, both founded in the mid-1990s, perform forensics casework for law enforcement and DNA paternity testing, and the newly formed division will continue to offer both services, Sorenson said.
The reorganization comes one month after Sorenson said it is expanding its lab facilities and is boosting its staff in the Salt Lake City region. Sorenson also said it is buying new sequencers and sample-prep tools in an effort to expand its capacities five-fold.