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June 14, 2006

SPECTRAL SPEND
PerkinElmer has acquired the assets of Spectral Genomics, whose array products and analysis software help researchers identify chromosomal abnormalities related to the study of cancer and pre- and postnatal genetic disorders. Their Array CGH technology provides a high-resolution global view of the human genome to  identify the location of chromosomal deletions and amplifications that increase genetic disease risk.

NANOSCALE NEWS
BioNanomatrix LLC, developer of a nanoscale whole genome imaging and analytic platform, announced receipt of a two-year grant from the National Cancer Institute and new seed financing from two venture investors. Ben Franklin Technology Partners has made a seed investment, and 21Ventures is providing bridge financing until Series A financing closes later this year.

TESTMAKERS
deCODE Genetics and Illumina formed a strategic alliance to co-develop and commercialize DNA-based diagnostic tests in several major disease areas. The alliance will employ Illumina’s platform for high-multiplex SNP genotyping to develop tests for gene variants deCODE has shown to have impact on major public-health risks.

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