SOURCE: BioServe

BioServe

February 22, 2010 08:00 ET

BioServe Partners With DNA Genotek

Company to Offer RNA and DNA Extraction Services for Oragene®.DNA Saliva Collection Kit

BELTSVILLE, MD--(Marketwire - February 22, 2010) -  BioServe, a leading provider of human biomaterial and genomic research services, today announced that it has completed validation testing of the Oragene•DNA saliva collection kits and has joined DNA Genotek's Partner Program. Now, BioServe can offer customers a comprehensive testing platform for extraction and genetic analysis for Oragene•DNA samples.

BioServe has validated Oragene•DNA kits for use within its DNA extraction and genotyping service, including sample quantification and normalization; whole genome amplification; multiplex-based genotyping, expression analysis and sample archiving.

"Validating Oragene•DNA kits for use with our genomic services is consistent with our goal of providing customers the highest quality and most economical services," said Rama Modali, president, BioServe. "Partnering with DNA Genotek, we can now offer our customers a best-in-class solution for processing Oragene•DNA samples including extraction and genotyping from saliva, which is in keeping with the high standards customers expect from BioServe."

"DNA Genotek's Partner Program is designed to facilitate the development of strong collaborations between the customers who use our technologies and our global partners. BioServe Biotechnologies has fully met all the program criteria and has proven expertise in working with our products," said Ian Curry, president and CEO, DNA Genotek, Inc. "We look forward to further developing this relationship with BioServe and providing our customers with another validated option for processing the DNA samples collected with Oragene•DNA."

About BioServe
BioServe provides pharmaceutical, biotechnology, clinical and academic research markets with comprehensive 'biomaterial to validated data' genomic research services that generate pre-clinical data needed for breakthroughs in drug discovery and molecular diagnostics. BioServe's services feature over 600,000 high quality, well-annotated and clinically relevant biological specimens from its Global Repository® and a suite of complimentary CLIA-certified genomic research services. Used together or separately BioServe's genomic services enable biomedical researchers to efficiently conduct genomic and proteomic research, validate drug and diagnostic targets and correlate clinical data with molecular data for the development of improved drugs and diagnostics. BioServe has headquarters in Beltsville, MD and Hyderabad, India. For more information please visit www.bioserve.com or call 301-470-3362.

® Oragene is a registered trademark of DNA Genotek, Inc.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Rama Modali
    President
    BioServe
    301-470-3362
    Rmodali[at]bioserve.com

    Constantine Theodoropulos
    BasePair Communications
    617-816-4637
    Constantine[at]basepaircomm.com