Sequenom, Inc. and GeneSeek, Inc. have announced that GeneSeek has agreed to purchase Sequenom's proprietary MassARRAY® genetic analysis system for animal diagnostic testing, traceability and contract research and development.
GeneSeek intends to use Sequenom's high throughput MassARRAY system which is designed to offer flexible panel design, accuracy and call rate efficiency to conduct animal genotyping for a number of its customers.
For example, GeneSeek will use the MassARRAY system to perform high-throughput single nucleotide polymorphism genotyping of cattle in support of their recently announced collaboration with Merial Limited.
"We are pleased that GeneSeek selected Sequenom's MassARRAY system with the iPLEX™ assay," stated Harry Stylli, MBA, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Sequenom, Inc.
"There is growing demand for our platform in the high growth potential animal genotyping market."
"Our genotyping services are relevant to gene discovery, diagnostic testing and identity management across many species, with important applications for agribusiness, food safety and pharmaceutical research," stated Abraham Oommen, Chief Executive Officer of GeneSeek, Inc.
"The iPLEX assay's flexibility supported our choice of Sequenom's MassARRAY system for providing SNP genotyping services to our global customer base."