Skip to main content

Affymetrix, Ingenuity Ink Co-promotion Deal

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Ingenuity Systems and Affymetrix today announced a deal to co-promote each other's products.

Specifically, the terms of the deal call for the firms to co-promote Ingenuity iReport with Affy's expression microarray products. The combined products, Ingenuity and Affy said, will provide researchers a sample-to-insight continuous workflow "for rapid, confident interpretation of results without the need for bioinformatics experience or support."

Ingenuity iReport is an interactive, web-based report that uses the Ingenuity Knowledge Base of biological and chemical data culled from peer-reviewed literature and databases.

"Bundling together our robust expression microarrays with the iReport platform will provide Affymetrix's customers with a simple and accurate tool to convert data into biologically relevant results," Kevin Cannon, senior vice president of the expression business unit at Affy, said in a statement.

Financial and other terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

The Scan

Pfizer-BioNTech Seek Full Vaccine Approval

According to the New York Times, Pfizer and BioNTech are seeking full US Food and Drug Administration approval for their SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.

Viral Integration Study Critiqued

Science writes that a paper reporting that SARS-CoV-2 can occasionally integrate into the host genome is drawing criticism.

Giraffe Species Debate

The Scientist reports that a new analysis aiming to end the discussion of how many giraffe species there are has only continued it.

Science Papers Examine Factors Shaping SARS-CoV-2 Spread, Give Insight Into Bacterial Evolution

In Science this week: genomic analysis points to role of human behavior in SARS-CoV-2 spread, and more.