ProGenTech Partners With the China CDC to Develop an Automated Molecular Diagnostic Platform and Assays
science and molecular diagnostics company based in
Francisco Bay Area
create a joint laboratory that will focus on developing next generation
molecular diagnostic systems and assays.
Under the terms of the agreement, the joint laboratory will leverage
ProGenTech’s existing Entura instrument platform and proprietary cassettes for
the development of an integrated molecular diagnostic system. This joint
system will be specifically designed for the rapid surveillance and detection
of existing and emerging pathogens identified by the CDC in
Development of ProGenTech’s first fully-automated systems for sample
preparation was driven by an emphasis on affordability and usability, design
concepts the company plans to carry forward into this joint effort.
Commenting on this new relationship, Dr.
“This collaboration provides the latest molecular diagnostic technology to
enhance China CDC’s ability in the area of infectious disease detection and
In October of this year, ProGenTech executed key licenses to enable the
development of several assays for hospital-acquired infection targets
including MRSA/MSSA, VRE, and C. difficile. This collaboration with the China
CDC will create a unique environment for ProGenTech to rapidly expand its
product pipeline by developing infectious disease assays the China CDC sees as
the highest priority.
relationship marks an important step forward in our global diagnostics program
and gives us a unique partner in the China CDC to lead the world in products
for rapid infectious disease testing.”
ProGenTech currently markets the Entura family of nucleic acid
purification instruments in
ProGenTech’s first steps towards actively developing and launching diagnostics
products in the region. The
the China CDC plan to market and sell the joint products within their networks
once development is completed.
About ProGenTech Limited
ProGenTech Limited is a life science and molecular diagnostics company
developing instrumentation for nucleic acid and protein purification and
molecular diagnostics testing. The company was founded in 2005 and has
offices in the
of sample purification instruments, the Entura product family, increases
efficiency in the lab through true walkway automation. These instruments are
compatible with the company’s unique cassettes, which allow users to isolate a
variety of nucleic acids and proteins from a variety of sample types.
ProGenTech is also developing a series of molecular diagnostic assays and a
fully-integrated instrument for detecting hospital-acquired infection targets.
Additional information about ProGenTech can be found at
About China CDC
Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) has over
3000 centers in
and prevention. China CDC is a member of the WHO. Additional information about
China CDC can be found at http://www.chinacdc.net.cn.
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