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Pathogenica Signs Agreement With Illumina, Inc. (ILMN)

7/17/2013 8:45:48 AM

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BOSTON, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pathogenica Inc. announced today it had entered into an agreement with Illumina, whereby the parties will co-market in the Asia Pacific region a new version of Pathogenica's HAI BioDetection kit compatible with Illumina's MiSeq benchtop sequencing system. The combined solution will enable users to identify an expanded panel of bacteria and drug resistance genes present within clinical specimens and mixed cultures or isolates.

The new version of the HAI BioDetection kit, currently under development, will be a research use only test that enables identification and sub-typing of bacterial species responsible for over 95 percent of hospital acquired infections. The solution provides sequence-level resolution with automated analysis software in a multiplexed assay that makes hospital-wide surveillance practical. Species identified by the new kit will include (but not be limited to): A. baumannii, C. difficile, E. coli, K. pneumonia, P. aeruginosa, and S. aureus.

"We are excited to partner with Illumina to bring next-generation sequencing-based surveillance to labs in Asia," said Yemi Adesokan, CEO of Pathogenica. "The introduction of an Illumina-compatible version of our kit emphasizes the platform-agnostic flexibility of our technology, and allows us to reach new users in the large number of clinical-facing facilities keen to use Illumina's sequencing technology."

Pathogenica's BioDetection solution has the capability to bypass the requirement of bacterial isolation and culture, drastically expediting workflow, and can process 24-48 samples simultaneously per sequencing run.

Products referenced are for research use only. Not intended for diagnostic purposes.

About Pathogenica

Pathogenica ( is combining the power of Cloud-based DNA sequencing analysis and next-generation DNA sequencing to revolutionize pathogen identification and enable real-time bio-surveillance. Its DxSeq platform offers new applications in health services through rapid multiplex identification of pathogens and drug resistance genes, providing personalized diagnosis for infectious diseases and enabling more effective patient care.

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Yemi Adesokan


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