10th April, 2017
GenDx has signed a global reseller agreement with Thermo Fisher Scientific for the rights to offer an end to end workflow to HLA typing laboratories that includes the Ion Torrent brand of next-generation sequencing (NGS) systems and consumables with GenDx assays and analysis software for allelic level HLA typing analyses.
Under the agreement, GenDx and its distributors is authorized to provide the Ion PGM, Ion S5 and Ion Chef systems with GenDx’s HLA-NGSgo® reagents and NGSengine® software within the field of HLA sequencing.
Wietse Mulder, co-founder and CEO of GenDx commented: “We are very pleased to have signed this global agreement and we are really enthusiastic about expanding the collaboration with our trusted OEM partner, Thermo Fisher Scientific. We are glad to offer researchers, active in the field of transplantation diagnostics, alternatives to obtain high-resolution HLA typing by NGS. We have evaluated the HLA typing results with the NGSgo® full workflow strategies on multiple NGS platforms. The Ion PGM and Ion S5 systems provide reliable typing results that are of high resolution and phasing comparable to other NGS platforms on the market. This expanded relationship reinforces our leading position in the field of HLA typing. It also fits to our company’s mission, to be an independent organisation with respect to our business partners. At GenDx, our efforts are focused on offering molecular diagnostics solutions that combine scientific innovation with reliability, ultimately leading to a better outcome of transplantation.”
Readers of this message, who are interested in HLA typing by NGS and wonder whether they could benefit from this new agreement, can receive more information by contacting their local GenDx distributor or contacting GenDx directly.