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EnviroLogix, Douglas Scientific Partner on Nucleic Acid Analysis

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – EnviroLogix today announced an agreement with Douglas Scientific to develop and optimize solutions for high-throughput real-time and endpoint nucleic acid analysis.

The solutions will use EnviroLogix's isothermal DNAble v.2.0 chemistry and Douglas' Array Tape platform.

DNAble is a rapid, highly specific isothermal nucleic acid amplification technology that amplifies DNA and RNA targets with single base resolution one billion-fold in five to 10 minutes at a single and constant temperature, Portland, Maine-based EniviroLogix said. It added that unlike PCR technology, DNAble can amplify a target sequence from a crude sample preparation with minimal equipment, making the technology valuable for point-of-use testing and extremely high-throughput applications.

Array Tape is a flexible microplate replacement for high-throughput screening, consisting of a continuous polypropylene strip serially embossed with reaction wells in customized volumes and formats.

"By partnering with EnviroLogix, we can provide end-to-end qualitative and quantitative nucleic acid testing automation solutions that break the current paradigms of qPCR," Dan Malmstrom, president and COO of Douglas, based in Alexandria, Minn, said in a statement.

Financial and other terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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