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AltheaDx Named Ion Torrent CSP

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – AltheaDx has been named a certified service provider for the Ion Torrent semiconductor-based sequencing platform.

San Diego-based AltheaDx provides biomarker discovery, assay development, and validation services for genomics researchers. It said the CSP status formalizes its extensive training and testing under the guidance of Ion Torrent personnel.

"The fact that Life [Technologies] has laid out a diagnostic path for the Ion Torrent device means that we can now push ahead several of our companion diagnostic programs based on NGS," Joe Monforte, CSO of AltheaDx, said in a statement.

Last week Austin, Texas-based Asuragen was named a CSP for Ion Torrent's PGM.

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