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Affy and Partners HealthCare to Develop CLIA-Validated Genetic Tests

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Partners HealthCare and Affymetrix have signed a three-year translational research collaboration to develop microarray-based diagnostics tests, the two organizations said today.
 
Under the collaboration, Partners HealthCare’s researchers at Harvard Medical School, Partners HealthCare, and Harvard Medical School-Partners HealthCare Center for Genetics and Genomics will create and validate microarray tests using Affymetrix GeneChip genotyping, resequencing and expression technologies in Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments laboratories.
 
Affymetrix and HPCGG estimate that it may take a year to develop the first chip-based diagnostic test for use in the CLIA-approved lab. The CLIA-validated tests will first be offered to patients in the Partners HealthCare system.
 
Financial details were not disclosed.

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