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Affymetrix and Singapore-based Start-up PathGEN Dx Sign Partnership

Published: Monday, August 27, 2012
Last Updated: Sunday, August 26, 2012
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Agreement for diagnostic test development for pathogen detection.

Affymetrix, Inc. and PathGEN Dx Pte. Ltd. have announced that they have signed a Powered by Affymetrix™ (PbA) Program agreement.

Under this PbA agreement, PathGEN Dx will develop an in-vitro diagnostic kit for comprehensive pathogen detection using their PathGEN® PathChip and is based on a patented, efficient, and accurate microarray-based protocol and analysis method.

The kit will be comprised of PathGEN Dx’s proprietary reagents, an automated software package, and a contract manufactured GeneChip® microarray from Affymetrix.

It will detect the presence of more than 70,000 viral and bacterial genomes from a wide variety of human samples, annotate the genomic information, and identify co-infecting pathogens.

Dr. Martin Hibberd, PathGEN Dx Co-Founder, said, “This will be the start of our development plan for a diagnostic microarray that we feel will ultimately help medical researchers and surveillance investigators identify the full range of viruses and bacteria in their samples.”

“We are very pleased to have PathGEN Dx join the Affymetrix’ PbA Program. This adds significantly to our PbA Program in which we help partners to develop novel molecular diagnostic tests that will potentially provide solutions for directing proper treatment for patients,” said Roger Schaller, Sr. Director of Global Business Development for Clinical Applications at Affymetrix.

“We are very proud that PathGEN Dx, the first spin-off from GIS, has achieved this collaboration that will significantly advance their reach to the clinical diagnostics global market. The journey first began in 2004 as a project in GIS, and then funded by Exploit Technologies in 2008 to clinically validate, productize, and develop the business strategy. This is an exciting next phase in PathGEN DX’s entrepreneurial journey and we look forward to greater success,” said Mr. Philip Lim, CEO of Exploit Technologies, A*STAR’s technology transfer arm.

“The Genome Institute of Singapore is pleased to support PathGEN Dx and look forward to incubating more startups in the future,” said Prof. Ng Huck Hui, Acting Executive Director of GIS.

This PbA Program agreement also provides PathGEN Dx access to Affymetrix’ international distribution network.

Dr. Christopher Wong, Founder of PathGEN Dx, added “We are pleased to join the ranks of other PbA Program partners, such as Roche Diagnostics and Pathwork Diagnostics in adopting the Affymetrix technology in our IVD product development program.”


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