Life Technologies said this week that it has signed a supply and licensing deal with VelaDx to develop sequencing-based oncology and infectious disease diagnostics on the Ion Torrent PGM platform.

The Singapore-based diagnostics firm plans to commercialize its first products on the PGM in the second quarter of 2014 and will seek global regulatory approval for its menu of tests.

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