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Lab21, Greenville Hospital System Launch Genomics Center

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Lab21 today said that it has opened a new clinical genomics center within the Greenville Hospital System Memorial Medical Campus in Greenville, SC.

Cambridge, UK-based Lab21 said the center will be located within the GHS Institute for Translational Oncology Research (ITOR) as part of an ongoing collaboration aimed at introducing complex biomarker analysis into routine cancer patient management. In addition, the firm said that Life Technologies is providing an Ion Torrent Personal Genome Machine as the key launch platform technology.

"The establishment of this center underlines our commitment to our personalized medicine strategy and to introduce state-of-the-art molecular services and products into North America," Lab21 CEO Graham Mullis said in a statement. "It also reinforces our relationship with ITOR and the potential to use this technology for clinical trial applications with a view to identifying new biomarkers which can subsequently build our proprietary companion diagnostic portfolio."

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