eGene Inc. Will Introduce the First Automated HLA SSP Genotyping System at the 2006 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics in San Diego, California, October 16-20, 2006.
IRVINE, Calif. -- eGene Inc. (OTCBB OTCBB
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Ming S. Liu, CEO of eGene, made the announcement noting: "eGene's HLA SSP digital genotyping technology will benefit HLA (human leukocyte antigen human leukocyte antigen
n. Abbr. HLA
A gene product of the major histocompatibility complex; these antigens have been shown to have a strong influence on human allotransplantation, transfusions in refractory patients, and certain disease ) genotyping analysis by not only replacing labor-intensive slab gel electrophoresis methods but also simplifying and digitalizing the tedious data process work. eGene will attend this meeting to introduce our products to HLA laboratories. We will host a customer presentation and live system demonstrations during this meeting, so people can experience first-hand our automated genotyping technology. Our automated HDA-GT12 genetic analyzer has already been used by HLA lab in the City of Hope Hospital National Medical Center for more than 30,000 tests per month. There are nearly 600 HLA laboratories worldwide routinely checking the individual HLA genotype for organ and bone marrow transplantation Bone Marrow Transplantation Definition
The bone marrow—the sponge-like tissue found in the center of certain bones—contains stem cells that are the precursors of white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. . We believe our automatic, affordable, user-friendly genotyping system represents the future of HLA genotyping analysis."
eGene's Booth Number is 512.
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About eGene Inc.
eGene Inc. (www.egeneinc.com) focuses its core technologies of capillary electrophoresis, microfluidics, liquid handling and automation to develop and manufacture low-cost microfluidic, miniaturized digital genetic analyzer systems, software and consumables for biological materials testing applications. These products detect, quantify, identify and characterize DNA and RNA at high rates of specificity and sensitivity while automating routine and non-routine laboratory and industrial procedures critical to product safety, development quality and productivity.
eGene's HDA-GT12(TM) Genetic Analyzer is in use at more than 100 hospitals and research centers worldwide. The system analyzes genetic fingerprinting of living organisms through microsatellites, AFLP and RFLP RFLP
restriction fragment length polymorphism
restriction fragment length polymorphism.
RFLP . It performs fast DNA sample screening and high-resolution DNA fragment analysis (2-5bp). The system also analyzes the quality and quantity of total RNA and cRNA, determines the efficiency of cRNA and cDNA amplification reactions and ensures quality of fragmented cRNA. The company sells cartridges that are specific to the type of analysis to be performed. All data is then received in digital form for appropriate transmission and storage.
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