Affymetrix (Santa Clara, California) (AFFX) and DNA Link Sign Partnership for Forensic Test Development for Human Identification
2/7/2013 9:51:19 AM
SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Affymetrix, Inc. (NASDAQ: AFFX) and DNA Link, Inc., a Korean genomics-based biotechnology company, today announced that they have signed a Powered by AffymetrixTM (PbA) Program agreement in which DNA Link, Inc. obtains a worldwide license to develop and commercialize a forensic test for comprehensive human identification and other diagnostic tests using Affymetrix’ microarray technology and the Korea FDA (KFDA) cleared GeneChip® System 3000Dx v.2. AccuID®Chip is a novel SNP marker based array for personal identification which can be applied to a variety of forensic samples, including degraded DNA samples. This array utilizes DNA Link’s unique approach of combining Affymetrix’ target resequencing array technology and multiplexing PCR technology to genotype hundreds of SNP markers in a single experiment to obtain high quality data and a wide variety of information – all with high throughput and cost efficiency.