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Cartagenia Adds Two New Customers to its Client List

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Cartagenia has added Australia's Mater Hospitals, and the Life and Brain genetics lab, which is associated with University of Bonn, Germany and Groningen University Medical Center in the Netherlands to its client list.

Both institutions have licensed Cartagenia's BenchLab NGS, the company's software and database solution for next-generation sequence variant analysis, interpretation, and reporting.

The financial details of the agreements were not disclosed.

Cartagenia's customer base includes the Birmingham Women's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, which licensed the company's software for use in its West Midlands Regional Genetics Laboratory (BI 4/12/2013), and Greenwood Genetic Center, a non-profit institute that provides clinical genetic services and diagnostic laboratory testing (BI 3/22/2013).

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