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February 6, 2007

Transgenomic and Fiuotecnica Renew Cardiovascular Disease Gene Panel Agreement

  • Transgenomic renewed a collaboration with Fiuotecnica  to produce and market a genetic panel assay to predict the risk of cardiovascular disease and heart attacks using Transgenomic's WAVE® System.

    Transgenomic will supply its WAVE System technology and related reagents to Fiuotecnica. Upon completion of the assay development, Fiuotecnica will retain rights to market the cardiovascular panel in Italy, while Transgenomic will obtain rights to market the assay in the rest of the world.

    "Fiuotecnica has evaluated other platforms, but we believe that Transgenomic's unique technology platforms, including the WAVE System for DHPLC analysis and Surveyor Nuclease, provide the highest sensitivity for mutation detection," states Antonio Mele, CEO of Fiuotecnica.