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GEN News Highlights : Jan 31, 2007

OGT and Sanger Institute Work on a Test for Prenatal Syndromes

OGT will develop the 60-mer oligonucleotide microarray.

Oxford Gene Technology (OGT) and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute will develop a single-platform microarray to test for genetic defects in unborn children. The goal of is to develop and validate a microarray to specifically target a number of key prenatal syndromes.

OGT will design and develop the  60-mer oligonucleotide microarray using its ink jet in situ synthesis platform and work. The company will work with the Sanger Institute‚Äôs clinical network to target the most appropriate syndromes.