The University of Notre Dame has donated what it calls an "advanced analytical platform" to Manchester University for its master’s degree program in pharmacogenomics. The Sequenom MassARRAY Analyzer 4 System is valued at $240,000.

The system uses advanced data analysis software to streamline the assay design, validation and performance needs of genomic laboratories.   

“The ability to expand education in the laboratory setting is critical as our graduates move to positions in the PGx industry, research laboratories and health care settings, where the field is expanding,” said Dave Kisor, professor and director of pharmacogenomics education at Manchester, in a news release. "This generous gift from Notre Dame speaks to a keen recognition that they could contribute to the education of students beyond their institution, and Manchester is very appreciative of this contribution.”