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Source: Gene Logic
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 01:37 PM IST (08:07 AM GMT)
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Release no: 19493
Gene Logic Ramps up Genomics Momentum
Announces an Enhanced Genomics Portfolio and calls for Collaborations with Diagnostics, Agro-Tech, Food & Neutraceuticals Organizations through its new Web 2.0 Site
Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States, Wednesday, March 18, 2009 -- (Business Wire India) -- Gene Logic (An Ocimum Biosolutions Company), a leading genomics company, today announced an enhanced range of services through its new interactive website. The website integrates 14 years of research & development in Biomarker Discovery and areas like SNP analysis, Genome Wide Association Studies (GWAS), Microarray Profiling & Genotyping. The website also showcases new priority application areas like Diagnostics, Agriculture, and Food & Nutrition.
Gene Logic, who has been providing Genomics services & solutions since 1995, recently expanded its range of service offerings with the purchase of an Illumina iScan system. The system will be used with the recently released high density Infinium HD assays, Illumina's most advanced assays, as well as their whole genome expression and methylation technologies. This technology provides clients with another option for GWAS and determination of chromosomal Copy Number Variation in DNA samples. The company is offering a limited time introductory pricing for its services on Illumina platform untill April 30, 2009.
On this launch, Gene Logic encouraged and called for partnerships with organizations and scientists working in areas like Diagnostics, Agro-Tech, Food & Neutraceuticals and other Discovery Areas saying that there is a huge scope of applying genomics in R&D and for improving scientific support mechanisms in a consumers' perspective.
Anu Acharya, CEO, Gene Logic said, "We have been partnering with many pharma and biotech companies to help them focus on their core competencies and outsource their 'genomics programs' to us. We have also recently launched a number of accessible programs for Emerging, Small & Mid-sized biotechs, sector-specific innovators in Diagnostics, Agro-biotech, Neutraceuticals & Food Science."
She added, "Our new website emerges from a worldwide survey we have been doing for the past few months. It incorporates feedback and suggestions from the genomics community, who have trusted us for over 15 years. This new website signals Gene Logic 2.0 that has geared up to deal with Genomics 2.0 challenges. We are also pleased to launch our new services and products along with our complete genomics outsourcing options. "
About Gene Logic (An Ocimum Biosolutions Company)
Gene Logic is a leading integrated genomics company providing comprehensive genomic reference databases, life science lab information management solutions, GLP-compliant microarray services and essential research consumables. Over 2/3rd of the top 25 pharma companies, leading research institutes and emerging biotech companies worldwide have chosen us as their preferred outsourcing partner and utilize our expertise for understanding underlying mechanisms of diseases, discovery and prioritization of gene targets and biomarkers.
We are a preferred outsourcing partner for providing integrated biorepository and genomic services for several global pharmaceutical companies. Our global infrastructure, standardized procedures, capacity, expertise and highly skilled staff support drug development programs from pre-clinical target development and toxicogenomic assessment to clinical biomarker identification and patient stratification. In creating the world's largest commercial gene expression databases - BioExpress® and ToxExpress®, we have developed expertise and capabilities that are unparalleled in the genomic services industry. We provide multiple GLP-compliant platforms for gene expression and SNP genotyping data generation. We also provide full biorepository and genomic services support for the Genetic Alliance, which is an umbrella organization representing ~600 genetic advocacy groups. Besides providing the physical infrastructure for storing thousands of biological samples, we provide services to assist sample accrual, IRB approvals, CRO training, sample collection, clinical data capture and management.
For more information, please visit www.genelogic.com.
Ms. Nazia Sultana, Gene Logic, +91 (40) 66627200, firstname.lastname@example.org
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