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Spectral Genomics Inc.

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Executive Summary

Spectral Genomics Inc., aims to become one of the first, if not the first, to bring a diagnostic microarray through to FDA approval. Spectral belives its BAC clone arrays offer major advantages in detecting large scale chromosomal amplifications, deletions and rearrangements characteristic of cancers and many congenital defects. The speed and universality of the arrays make them potentially practical for low-cost, high-speed, and targeted diagnostic purposes.

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