Freedom4 centre of AsureQuality and Ubiquitome collaboration
The partnership will use Ubiquitome's hand-held, battery powered real-time PCR device, the Freedom4.
AsureQuality said it sees opportunities in the ability to deliver accurate, sensitive and timely diagnostic information to customers.
It is a commercial company owned by the New Zealand government. It provides food safety and biosecurity services to the food and primary production sectors.
Ubiquitome is a New Zealand-based developer of handheld, cloud connected real time PCR devices.
Paul Pickering, CEO of Ubiquitome, said the Freedom4 has seen applications including food safety testing and pathogen identification.
"Timely and accurate diagnostic information is becoming increasingly important in our globalised economy. Our partnership opens up multiple avenues to unlock customer value and realise the potential of ubiquitous genomic information."