NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – OraSure Technologies subsidiary DNA Genotek announced today that it has signed a multi-year agreement to supply DNA collection kits to Chinese personal genomics firm WeGene.
According to DNA Genotek, WeGene will use the Oragene-DNA — an all-in-one system for the self collection and stabilization of DNA in saliva — for its genetic testing and personalized healthcare services. Additional terms were not disclosed.
"We are committed to creating a superior personalized medicine and ancestry offering tailored to the East Asian population," WeGene CEO Qiang Zheng said in a statement. "A key enabler to our service offering is reliable collection of high-quality DNA samples to genotype for our database. ... Oragene-DNA is easy to use for our customers and consistently delivers superior samples for DNA analysis."
DNA Genotek's deal with WeGene follows its announcement this week that it has settled a patent-infringement and breach-of-contract dispute over its saliva DNA collection kits with Ancestry.com.