NimbleGen, Singapore institute link on SARS test

June 7, 2004 — The Genome Institute of Singapore and NimbleGen Systems Inc. of Madison, Wis., have teamed up to develop a microarray-based test that they say more rapidly and accurately identifies strains of the SARS virus than current methods.


The institute and NimbleGen said in a news release that the gene chip cuts the testing period down to three days from one week. It also can process up to 50 samples at a time, potentially increasing the number of patients that can be screened simultaneously. It also lends itself to large-scale studies of the evolution of the genetic makeup of the virus and can be adapted for other diseases, the release said.


An institute official said the chip “genetic fingerprinting” technique can help tell where and when an infected individual might have contracted the disease.


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