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Agencourt Expands Sequencing Services with Second ABI SOLiD Sequencer

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) - Agencourt Biosciences has added a second Applied Biosystems' SOLiD System to its tool shed for use in commercial and academic sequencing services, the Beckman Coulter subsidiary said yesterday.
 
Agencourt's genomic services include its Solid Phase Reversible Immobilization bead-based chemistries and kits and the Biomek automated lab workstations for nucleic acid purification.
 
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

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