NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Pressure BioSciences will develop a sample preparation method for Parabase Genomics' targeted next-generation sequencing-based neonatal molecular diagnostics platform, the companies said today.

Parabase will incorporate Pressure BioSciences' patented Pressure Cycling Technology (PCT) sample prep platform into its LifeTime NewbornDx service, which evaluates 350 genes involved in genetic disorders.

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