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LifeNome, Imagene Labs Extend Partnership in Asia

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Singapore's Imagene Labs and New York-based LifeNome announced they are expanding their partnership on so-called "wellness genomics" to include China and Hong Kong.

Imagene Labs will incorporate LifeNome's bioinformatics platform into its consumer genomics testing products to be offered in both markets. Imagene said in a statement that it is building genetic testing facilities in China and plans to offer "personalized genomics guidance on nutrition, fitness, skin care, allergy potentials, and other wellness insights" by early 2017.

In May 2016, Imagene — a subsidiary of Asia Genomics — and LifeNome entered into a strategic partnership to launch consumer genomics testing in a heap of southeast Asian countries including Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, and Vietnam.