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Specialty Laboratories Joins Siemens and Sequenom to Evaluate MassArray for Clinical Dx

NEW YORK, April 5 (GenomeWeb News) - Speciality Laboratories will help Sequenom and Siemens to validate Sequenom's MassArray genotyping platform for clinical diagnostics, the San Diego-based company said today.


Under the collaboration, Sequenom will install its MassArray Compact system at Specialty's clinical laboratory facility, where the platform's analytical data quality and current workflow will be evaluated in a benchmarking study expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2005.


The deal is part of an agreement between Siemens and Sequenom from late 2004, under which Siemens has bought and plans to install four MassArray systems in certain diagnostics and clinical labs in Europe and North America.

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