Arrayit Corporation (OTCBB/exchange>: ARYC), a proprietary life sciences technology leader, announces that on August 31st, 2009 the company received a patent certificate from the most populous country on the planet, the People's Republic of China. The patent covers Dr. Mark Schena's microarray methods of genotyping multiple patient samples, commonly referred to as Arrayit's "Variation Identification Platform™" (VIP) technology.
Arrayit VIP is a universal platform for deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)-based genetic screening, testing, diagnostics, genotyping and single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) analysis. In simple terms, VIP allows clinical laboratories to examine DNA samples from as many as 80,000 individuals with a single test rather than relying on limited "one test per patient" techniques. China is the world's largest marketplace, and Arrayit sees nearly unlimited diagnostics sales potential in this emerging region.
"VIP is well suited for analyzing DNA from large populations in a rapid, affordable and highly accurate manner," states Rene Schena, CEO and co-founder of Arrayit Corp. "We look forward to introducing VIP technology to the People's Republic."
VIP is a versatile testing platform that allows scientists and medical doctors to screen mass numbers of humans for the presence of genetic markers, as well as for viral and bacterial infections. VIP also empowers the analysis of livestock, poultry and crop plants. This is a very critical aspect of VIP, as it allows the tracing of disease origins from agents such as the H1N1 flu strain. VIP could clearly become the gold standard for genetic and infectious disease detection and management.
Arrayit has obtained VIP patents in a long list of countries, and the China issuance represents a significant milestone for the company.