Ambry Genetics Announces Certified Service Provider Status for Agilent Microarrays

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Ambry Genetics
15 Argonaut
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Aliso Viejo, CA, September 1, 2009 - Ambry Genetics announced today that they have completed certification to become an Agilent Certified Service Provider on the Agilent MicroArray platform. The initial certification is for Comparative Genomic Hybridization (aCGH) which is an application used by researchers to discover and detect genomic copy number variations within specific genomes.

The Agilent Certified Service Provider program comprises a select list of strategic organizations that pass a rigorous assessment to use Agilent's MicroArray platform. The program combines the provider's focused expertise with the complete Agilent MicroArray workflow to create specialized services or complete genomic research solutions.

"We are thrilled to be the first Agilent Certified Service Provider on the West Coast of the United States," said Ardy Arianpour, Director of Business Development, Pharmaceutical Services at Ambry Genetics. "Our Pharmaceutical, Biotech, and Academic customers will be able to receive the highest quality results and service with the CSP stamp of approval. This accomplishment continues to demonstrate Ambry Genetics’ dedication to our customers and the genomics services industry."

"Array comparative genomic hybridization has become the approach of choice in research settings to comprehensively identify chromosomal imbalances throughout the genome," added Dr. Aaron Elliott, R&D Scientist, Ambry Genetics. "Agilent’s wide variety of catalog arrays combined with a cost effective custom design capability available through Agilent’s eArray Software allows us to provide our researchers with highly sensitive genome-wide scans at varying resolutions. Our CSP status further ensures our researchers that they are getting the best quality service available."

For more information about Ambry Genetics research support MicroArray services click here.


About Agilent Technologies, Inc.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: A) is the world’s premier measurement company and a technology leader in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company’s 18,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries. Agilent had net revenues of $5.8 billion in fiscal 2008. Information about Agilent Technologies, Inc. is available on the Web at www.agilent.com.

About Ambry Genetics ®

Ambry Genetics is a leader in clinical diagnostic and software solutions, combining both to offer the most comprehensive genetic testing menu in the industry. Ambry is both College of American Pathologists (CAP)-accredited and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-certified. As part of the Konica Minolta family, Ambry is responsibly applying new technologies to the clinical molecular diagnostics market to bring about precision medicine. For more information about Ambry Genetics, visit www.ambrygen.com.

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