NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – British medical diagnostics company Tepnel Life Sciences will market and distribute SoftGenetics’ genotyping software for use with its prenatal screening test, Tepnel said today.
Under the agreement, Tepnel will market the GeneMarker software with its Elucigene QST*R kits, which are rapid DNA diagnostic tests that use STR markers to detect three common trisomal disorders, including Down syndrome, Edwards syndrome, and Patau syndrome.
Using the GeneMarker software with the kits “will considerably streamline the data analysis process and results reporting time for users,” Tepnel said.
Tepnel is based in Manchester, UK, and it has laboratories in the US and in France. It provides tests and reagents for molecular diagnostics and biomedical research.
SoftGenetics has facilities in Stamford, Conn., and in State College, Pa., and it focuses on developing software for research and diagnostic applications.
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.