Nanogen and Prodesse announced last week a collaboration to develop microarray-based tests for infectious disease agents such as influenza, West Nile virus, and SARS.

Prodesse, an early-stage, Milwaukee, Wis.-based firm, will provide its multiplex amplification technology for use on Nanogen’s NanoChip electronic microarray platform. The two firms will create gene-based testing products for marketing to healthcare providers and clinical reference labs.

Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

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