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GeneTrace Introduces High-Throughput SNP Validator


ALAMEDA, Calif.--GeneTrace Systems, a privately held genomics and bioinformatics company, inaugurated its automated high-throughput single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) validation process line last month. Capable of generating SNP data on 10,000 samples per day, it is expected to operate at a rate of 50,000 per day by July.

GeneTrace said it is combining its expertise in marker design, automation, and time-of-flight mass spectrometry to construct tools to study SNPs. George LaMotte, CEO of GeneTrace Systems, said, "The analysis of these new datasets with our bioinformatics tools and integration with our existing database will provide another level of information and value to our partners."

The company's core technology platforms include geno-typing through the characterization of SNPs and microsatellites; high-throughput gene expression screening of chemical treated cells; analysis of gene expression patterns for target discovery; and systems for proteomics analysis. GeneTrace is working with Monsanto to design agricultural applications of its technology focused on genotyping various plants and animals.

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