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Baylor, Dasa Partner to Bring Genetic Testing to Brazil

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Baylor College of Medicine's Medical Genetics Laboratory and Brazil's Dasa medical diagnostic laboratory announced on Friday an agreement to provide advanced genetic testing technology in that country.

Under the terms of the deal, Baylor's lab in Houston will conduct genetic testing and prepare a clinical report for Dasa, which will convey the results to the ordering physician in Brazil. The agreement also provides Dasa access to Baylor's database of clinical microarray results and access to Baylor's genetic research and diagnostic laboratory expertise, BCM said.

Luis Franco, assistant professor of molecular and human genetics at BCM, said in a statement that the collaboration is expected to create opportunities for technology transfer and the joint development of tests tailored to the Brazilian market.

Financial and other terms were not disclosed.

Dasa is Latin America's largest medical reference lab and the world's fourth-largest provider of diagnostic services, according to BCM.

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