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Agencourt, Amplicon Co-Market Genomic Services for BAC Libraries

NEW YORK, March 21 (GenomeWeb News) - Agencourt Bioscience and Amplicon Express will jointly offer their customers BAC library construction and sequencing services, the companies said today.


Under the co-marketing agreement, Pullman, Wash.-based Amplicon will offer BAC services, including library construction, fingerprinting, nylon filter arraying, clone picking and pooling. Agencourt, of Beverly, Mass., will provide high- and low-throughput sequencing services for analyzing the BAC libraries.


Agencourt is one of five NHGRI-funded large-scale sequencing centers.

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