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ABI to Use Berry & Associates' Reagent with SOLiD Sequencer

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The biochemistry specialty company Berry & Associates said today that it will supply Applied Biosystems with a custom reagent for use with its SOLiD second-generation sequencer.
Under the five-year agreement, Berry & Associates said it will supply ABI with a custom nucleoside phosphoramidite that “meets the high purity standards required for synthesis of the oligonucleotide probes that are used in the SOLiD System.”
Berry & Associates is a private company based in Dexter, Mich., that offers custom nucleosides, nucleotides, monomers for DNA and RNA synthesis, fluorescent markers, and other biochemical agents.
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

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