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Tepnel to Offer DNA Genotek's Sample Collection Kits

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – DNA Genotek said today that Tepnel Pharmaceutical Services will offer its Oragene DNA sample collection kits as part of its nucleic acid extraction and genotyping service.

Ottawa, Ontario-based DNA Genotek said that Tepnel, which is a business of Gen-Probe, will offer the Oragene kits as part of end-to-end packages that include collection, extraction, and genetic analysis.

Tepnel validated the Oragene kits for use with its nucleic acid extraction and genotyping service through its recently announced DNA Genotek Partner Program. Tepnel's service includes sample quantification and normalization, whole genome amplification, singleplex and array-based genotyping, expression analysis, and sample archiving.

"We can now offer a reliable and comprehensive end-to-end solution for DNA collection, extraction and genotyping from saliva," Gen-Probe Life Sciences Managing Director Allan Brown said in a statement. Brown also said that the system will provide a "cost-effective option for clients who are looking for complete contractual research services."