NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Applied Biosystems said today that it has kicked off a service provider program for its SOLiD next-generation sequencing platform.
Initial members of the program include Agencourt Bioscience and Seqwright in the US, Germany’s GATC Biotech, and Spain’s Sistemas Genomicos.
These firms will offer a range of services, including high-throughput genetic analysis, protocol assistance, and data storage and analysis, ABI said.
ABI added that the service providers will use the SOLiD system to conduct a variety of applications, including whole-genome sequencing, chromatin immunoprecipitation, microbial and eukaryotic resequencing, digital karyotyping, medical sequencing, genotyping, gene expression, and small RNA discovery.
The company said it is supporting the program by providing “technical and marketing support,” but did not provide further details.