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NEW YORK, June 11 – Canada’s Virtek Vision International said Monday that its Virtek ChipWriter and Virtek ChipReader had been selected for a six-month trial to apply its microarray technology for a neonatal screening application.

Under the terms of the alliance, Virtek has agreed to supply its spotter and reader to Neo Gen Screening and TeleChem International/ArrayIt.com for the testing of metabolic disorders in newborns. TeleChem of Sunnyvale, Calif., has developed the assays while Neo Gen Screening of Pittsburgh, Pa., develops tests for screening disorders.

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