NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – As part of a global launch of its hospital-acquired infection kit, Pathogenica today announced a deal with Life Technologies Japan to distribute the kit in Japan on the Ion Torrent platform.

The kit is the first DNA sequencing analysis product for identifying infectious disease "with high accuracy at high specific strain resolution and at a scale that makes hospital-wide testing practical," the companies said.

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