NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Startup GeneCapture has announced that it plans to enter the point of care diagnostics market by screening for common infectious diseases in vulnerable areas with its portable genotyping platform.

Based in Huntsville, Alabama, GeneCapture spun out of the University of Alabama at Huntsville (UAH) in 2009 as a partnership between CEO Peggy Sammon and CTO Krishnan Chittur. Chittur previously developed the original gene probe technology underlying GeneCapture's platform at UAH and later applied for a patent.

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