NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Healthcare technology company Iggbo and DNA testing firm DNA Diagnostics Center have partnered to make DNA testing more efficient for consumers, they said today.
Iggbo offers a care coordination platform, which enables healthcare companies to aggregate their healthcare services and products in one place, as well as automate their processes. DDC, which offers tests for paternity, immigration, and other family relationships; ancestry; health and beauty; forensics, and genetic traits of animals, said it will use Iggbo's technology to send specialists to patients' homes, doctors' offices, and to Iggbo's network of care locations around the US to collect specimens from consumers who may want to take one or more of the firm's tests.
DDC will also have access to Iggbo's network of on-demand specialists and its brick-and-mortar locations in order to offer customers personalized care.
"Iggbo's partnership with DNA Diagnostics Center makes it possible to access their science in the most convenient, user-friendly way possible. Our technology coordinates point of care so that it occurs at the right time and place," Iggbo Cofounder and CEO Nuno Valentine said in a statement.
DDC CEO Connie Hallquist added that the deal represents her company's pursuit of finding ways to "improve the quality and efficiency of handling every DNA sample" and to find "the best processes for our customers."