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ViaLogy of Pasadena, Calif, a spinoff of ViaSpace Technologies, a technology commercialization company developed by the NASA/Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratory, this week announced the launch of a microarray analysis service targeting large-scale users of microarrays. ViaLogy will launch services based on its quantum resonance interferometry (QRI) technology, a proprietary method that it says can amplify signals previously garbled by background interference.

The company will accept data files from existing microarray instrumentation and databases and reprocess it using its technology in a service available online on a pay-per-use basis, the company said in a statement. The online service will become available in December.

Results should be available within 24 hours, the company said.

The ViaLogy technology, based on concepts gleaned from aerospace research, allows the amplification of signals to enable the detection and quantification of hybridization events that other technologies might not perceive due to background noise.

ViaLogy’s microarray service is pre-calibrated and selectable for several different types of Affymetrix GeneChip technology and the company is adding capabilities for formats on glass slides.

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