Sequenom has launched iPlex, a new multiplexing SNP-genotyping assay that is compatible with the company's PCR-based MassArray System platform for genetic analysis. The company said that iPlex offers a number of advantages over its existing homogeneous MassExtend reaction, including routine multiplexing at the 24-plex level, "significant" cost reduction, improved call rates and accuracy at higher multiplex levels, and increased throughput of up to 10,000 genotypes per chip.

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