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Tm Bioscience to Supply Emory Genetics Laboratory With Reagents For Use in Its Ashkenazi Jewish Panel Gene Assay

NEW YORK, June 3 (GenomeWeb News) - Tm Bioscience announced yesterday that it has signed an agreement to supply the Emory Genetics Laboratory at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., with the Tag-It ASR reagents for use in its Ashkenazi Jewish Panel gene assay.

 

The Ashkenazi assay detects gene mutations associated with Tay-Sachs disease, Canavan disease, Familial Dysautonomia, Gaucher disease, Bloom syndrome, Fanconi Anemia, Neimann-Pick disease and Mucolipidosis Type IV.

 

"We are seeing growing demand for genetic screening across the state of Georgia," said KasinathanMuralidharan, director of the molecular genetics laboratory at Emory. "Incorporating the Tag-It reagents from TmBioscience will help us serve our patient population by providing a multi-disease panel that will produce fast results, with high throughput and a minimum of operator time."

 

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