NEW YORK, May 19 - The Human Genome Sequencing Center at Baylor College of Medicine will develop a customized sample preparation tool in collaboration with Pall Corporation, the company said today.
Pall said the multi-year agreement is "valued at several million dollars." Further financial details were not provided.
Baylor will use the new technology as it works to close the remaining gaps in the human genome, increasing the overall accuracy of the sequence to greater than 99.9 percent.
Baylor currently operates 78 sequencing machines, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and processes more than 2.5 million reactions every month. Pall, which currently supplies the center with 96-well filter plates, will collaborate with Baylor to develop a customized 192-well plate specific to its requirements.