OTTAWA, ON, February 6, 2013. DNA Genotek, a leading
provider of products for biological sample collection, today announced that it is introducing the
GenoFIND Genomic Services Award, which is designed to facilitate analysis of nucleic acid
samples. The award will accelerate genetic discoveries by providing $10,000 US in GenoFIND
services to the selected winner. GenoFIND is a compilation of commercially available genomic
services that include: nucleic acid extraction, SNP genotyping, PCR-based assays, whole genome
and targeted sequencing, array-based SNP and expression profiling, custom assay development
and bioinformatic analysis.
DNA Genotek is accepting award entries from researchers at academic institutions and non-profit
research centers from now until March 1, 2013. The winner will be notified on March 12, 2013.
Requirements for submission include a brief abstract of the research project, the number and type
of collected samples, and the type of assays required for analysis.
“We designed this award to recognize and reward researchers who have collected nucleic acid
samples and are ready to analyze those samples,” said Ian Curry, president of DNA Genotek Inc.
“We are pleased to be able to provide genomic analysis services and research-ready data that can
immediately be used to help researchers gain insights into a disease or condition.”
For more information about the award or to submit an entry, please visit
About DNA Genotek
DNA Genotek Inc., a subsidiary of OraSure Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: OSUR), focuses on
providing high-quality biological sample collection, stabilization and preparation products. The
®?Dx product line is the only FDA 510(k) cleared saliva-based collection kit
for in vitro diagnostic use. DNA Genotek also offers Research Use Only products to collect and
preserve large amounts of DNA or RNA from saliva for use with humans, animals or livestock.
The reliability and ease-of-use of the company’s products have resulted in rapid adoption at top-
tier health research institutions globally, including Harvard, Stanford, Cambridge, and Johns
Hopkins. DNA Genotek markets its products worldwide and has a global customer base with thousands of customers in over 100 countries. For more information about DNA Genotek, visit
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