genotyping

The company said that the funds will allow it to take its ReadyPlex rapid blood group genotyping assays into clinical trials and commercialization.

The kit is designed to be used on the same platform as Grifols' other molecular typing platforms and can provide results within four hours of DNA extraction.

The Alabama Genomic Health Initiative aims to recruit participants from every county in the state and provide genomic analysis and interpretation free of charge. 

Based on the results, the researchers, based in Toronto, have initiated a clinical study in Ontario, called OCTANE, that involves a number of cancer centers in the province.