NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Pharmacogenetic testing firm PGXL Laboratories announced on Thursday a long-term national distribution deal with Essential Molecular Testing for PGXL's drug sensitivity testing.

The partnership, called PGXL Partners, provides the Louisville, Ky.-based laboratory a larger sales force to address growing demand for its tests. In a statement, PGXL Labs President Roland Valdes Jr., said that the company has increased sales of its tests to thousands each month from hundreds.

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