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KeyGene to Use Roche's GS-FLX in Bacterial, Viral Sequencing Services Deal with UMC Utrecht

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Keygene will provide genomic sequencing services for University Medical Center Utrecht using its Roche Genome Sequencer-FLX system, the Dutch company said today.
Under the agreement, Keygene will provide sequencing services for bacterial and viral sequencing projects as well as for other “more complex” studies, as well as its own Seqtag DNA tagging sample identification tags.
Keygene’s manager of business development, Mark van Haaren, said the contract will allow the company to “improve our sequencing capabilities, and the close interaction with the UMC Utrecht scientists will allow us to develop and implement new sequencing applications.”
The company also said the agreement allows it to test out new research applications on the GS-FLX.
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.

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