NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Having recently kicked off a beta testing program for its miniaturized RNAi screening technology, startup Persomics is aiming for a full commercial launch of its first products before the end of the year.

In the meantime, the company is working to strike deals with the various life science firms that will provide the siRNA content for the plates that are the foundation of its technology, as well as providers of high-content imaging platforms interested in optimizing their systems for use with the plates, Persomics COO Mike Sjaastad told GenomeWeb this week.

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