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SciGene to Manufacture BlueGnome Systems

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BlueGnome announced yesterday that SciGene will manufacture its new range of ClearHyb hybridization and wash systems.

The manufacturing and supply deal marks BlueGnome's entry into the microarray hardware market. The Cambridge, UK-based firm offers microarray consumables and solutions for screening chromosomal abnormalities in cytogenetics and in vitro fertilization.

According to GenomeWeb Daily News sister publication BioArray News, BlueGnome's increased sales to customers in different geographies prompted the firm's decision to directly offer all laboratory equipment associated with microarray processing.

Sunnyvale, Calif.-based SciGene develops instruments that automate workflows used with microarray-based procedures in research and clinical diagnostic laboratories.

The firms expect to begin shipping the new ClearHyb instruments in August.