NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genomics service provider MOgene today said it has signed an agreement with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to provide services using the Lawrence Livermore Microbial Detection Array.
The array probes for more than 3,000 bacterial and viral species and has been optimized for NimbleGen arrays, said MOgene, a NimbleGen service provider. The array provides rapid and comprehensive analysis of bacteria and viruses from biological material of unknown nature, and has been shown to be of use in food and pharmaceutical safety, detection of bacterial and viral infections, animal health, and other applications, the St. Louis-based firm said.
It added that the array would allow food safety professionals, law enforcement, medical professionals, and others to detect any virus or bacteria that has been sequenced and included among the arrays' probes within 24 hours.
Shaukat Rangwala, senior vice president of MOgene, said in a statement that the deal "allows us to expand into new areas for our microarray and sequencing service business."