Gene Logic ramps up Genomics Momentum

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Gaithersburg, Mar 18 (ANI/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 and development in Biomarker Discovery and areas like SNP analysis, Genome Wide Association Studies (GWAS), Microarray Profiling and Genotyping.

The website also showcases new priority application areas like Diagnostics, Agriculture, and Food and Nutrition.

Gene Logic, who has been providing Genomics services and 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 and Neutraceuticals and other Discovery Areas saying that there is a huge scope of applying genomics in R andD 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 and Mid-sized biotechs, sector-specific innovators in Diagnostics, Agro-biotech, Neutraceuticals and 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. " (ANI)

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