Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

GenDx, Thermo Fisher Ink Global Reseller Pact for QuantStudio qPCR Systems

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Dutch molecular diagnostics firm Genome Diagnostics (GenDx) has become a global reseller for Thermo Fisher Scientific's Applied Biosystems QuantStudio real-time PCR systems.

Under the non-exclusive agreement, GenDx and its local distributors are authorized to supply QuantStudio systems, including the QuantStudio 5, QuantStudio 6 Flex, and QuantStudio 7 Flex, as well as service contracts for their use in human leukocyte antigen typing and chimerism monitoring in their respective countries.

QuantStudio systems work with reagents and software from GenDx, which together form a workflow for monitoring the chimeric status of bone marrow and stem cell recipients. Through the agreement, GenDx can better support laboratories that perform low-resolution HLA typing for solid organ transplants.

"We are very pleased to expand our partnership with Thermo Fisher Scientific to include the suite of QuantStudio real-time PCR instruments," said GenDx CEO Wietse Mulder in a statement.

Earlier this year, GenDx signed another global reseller agreement, to offer Thermo Fisher's Ion next-generation sequencing systems.

The Scan

ChatGPT Does As Well As Humans Answering Genetics Questions, Study Finds

Researchers in the European Journal of Human Genetics had ChatGPT answer genetics-related questions, finding it was about 68 percent accurate, but sometimes gave different answers to the same question.

Sequencing Analysis Examines Gene Regulatory Networks of Honeybee Soldier, Forager Brains

Researchers in Nature Ecology & Evolution find gene regulatory network differences between soldiers and foragers, suggesting bees can take on either role.

Analysis of Ashkenazi Jewish Cohort Uncovers New Genetic Loci Linked to Alzheimer's Disease

The study in Alzheimer's & Dementia highlighted known genes, but also novel ones with biological ties to Alzheimer's disease.

Tara Pacific Expedition Project Team Finds High Diversity Within Coral Reef Microbiome

In papers appearing in Nature Communications and elsewhere, the team reports on findings from the two-year excursion examining coral reefs.