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The collaboration builds on an oligonucleotide supply agreement the partners signed in 2019 for Clear Labs' nanopore sequencing-based food safety testing.
The technologies, called non-extensible oligonucleotides and linear DNA assembly, may help the sample prep firm improve existing products.
Using genetic probes and fluorescent scanning, the firm plans to market the $20 test for pathogens that cause urinary tract infections and biological warfare.
The company plans to launch the system this summer in Europe, aiming to broaden cell-free DNA screening for trisomy 21, 18, and 13.
IDT will operate as a standalone company within Danaher's Life Sciences segment after the close of the deal, which is expected to occur in mid-2018.
Fusion originally developed its synthetic capture probe technology for cancer gene fusion assays but is repurposing it to diagnose infectious diseases.