NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Molecular diagnostics firm QuantuMDx said today it has bought identity testing company NorthGene in a stock and cash deal for an undisclosed amount.

Founded in 1995 as a spin-out of Newcastle University in the UK, NorthGene provides paternity and other relationship testing. QuantuMDx said that it plans to build out NorthGene's laboratory and staffing infrastructure, secure laboratory accreditation, and expand its test portfolio and DNA analysis services "to embrace medical, veterinary, and scientific research application."

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