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Agena Biosciences Names Bioyong as Certified Service Provider for MassArray

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Agena Bioscience today announced it has named Bioyong Technology as a certified service provider for its MassArray platform in China.

Agena's MassArray system detects genetic variation using end-point PCR and label-free mass spectrometry. Bioyong has provided MassArray services since 2008, Agena said in a statement.

"Chinese researchers are attracted to the MassArray system's high sensitivity, multiplexing, and easy assay development at a reasonable cost, particularly in comparison to other methods for genetic analysis. MassArray data helps answer difficult questions with immediate applications very quickly," Bioyong CEO Ma Qingwei said in a statement.

The other MassArray certified service providers in China and Taiwan are CT Bioscience, Feng Chi Biotech, Wuhan Kindstar, and Shanghai Benegene Biotechnology, Agena said.

In February San Diego-based Agena launched a smaller 24-well format of the MassArray system for use in the clinical laboratory market.

Agena acquired the MassArray technology as part of its purchase of Sequenom's bioscience business last June.