NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – British ag-bio firm Bio-Genesys Diagnostics has signed a deal to use Affymetrix technology exclusively as the foundation for its commercial agricultural genotyping services, the companies announced today.
Bio-Genesys will run all of its genetic testing services for cattle, pigs, goats, sheep, and camelids on Affymetrix's Axiom 384HT genotyping platform. According to the companies, they have already codeveloped a commercial cattle breeding array that is now available in Europe.
"Bio-Genesys required a genotyping technology that offered complete customization flexibility to develop multispecies custom designed arrays which generate high quality genomic data quickly, consistently, and cost-effectively," Laurent Bellon, senior vice president and general manager of genotyping at Affymetrix, added in the statement. "The Axiom 384HT platform delivers all of these requirements in routine industrial testing."
Additional terms of the arrangement were not disclosed.