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CombiMatrix Inks BAC-Array CGH Lab Service Deals With Two Genetics Labs

This updates includes confirmation that Southwest Genetics is one of CMDX's two new partners.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – CombiMatrix today said that its molecular diagnostics subsidiary has penned two partnerships for its newly launched BAC-array comparative genomic hybridization “Technical Only Program.”

Under the deals, the partners will take orders and receive samples, but all of the technical lab testing will be conducted at CMDX’s facilities. The data will be delivered to the partner electronically, who will interpret the information.
CombiMatrix did not name the partners, but in a statement released this morning the company quoted spokespeople from Molecular Genetics, a diagnostic and clinical core laboratory at the
University of
Michigan, and Southwest Genetics, a private genetics reference laboratory in
San Antonio, Texas.

Greg Mengden, director of Southwest Genetics, today confirmed that his company "selected [CMDX] as the provider of that service.”

A call to Molecular Genetics and CMDX were not returned.

Financial terms of the agreements were not released.

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