NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Wafergen Biosystems today announced a collaboration with a unit of the University of Toronto for the use of the company's sample preparation technology for affordable and large-scale BRCA1 and BRCA2 screening. 

The agreement is with the Familial Breast Cancer Research Unit of the Women's College Research Institute at the University of Toronto for the use of Wafergen's Seq-Ready TE System. Steven Narod, director of the Familial Breast Cancer Research Unit and Mohammad Akbari, an assistant professor at the university, will lead the research. 

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