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Agencourt and Integrated Genomics Sign Co-Marketing Agreement

NEW YORK, Aug. 20 (GenomeWeb News) - Agencourt Bioscience and Integrated Genomics have signed an agreement to co-market their sequencing, bioinformatics, and library construction services, the companies said today.

 

Under the agreement Agencourt, of Beverly, Mass., will provide customers with the library construction and sequencing services, and Integrated Genomics, of Chicago, will provide its genetic analysis software, bioinformatics services, and genome database.

 

The agreement "will allow our customers to make better use of the sequence data we generate by identifying previously unknown or mischaracterized genes, assigning functions to genes and integrating genes into pathways," R. Brian McKernan, president and CEO at Agencourt, said in a statement.

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