NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — Ocimum Biosolutions has become authorized by NuGen to provide sample preparation services in India using NuGen’s Ovation Systems, Hyderabad, India-based Ocimum said today.
Ocimum said it will now be able to offer the Ovation service to researchers who are conducting gene expression profiling studies from a range of sample types, such as small, compromised, or formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissues.
NuGen representatives will provide Ocimum with specialized training to ensure their proficiency in generating high quality data from customer samples. The two companies also will work together to develop additional resources for customers including online seminars and technology updates.
The Ovation Systems are designed to be used in a range of sample types, including FFPE tissues, whole blood, tissue biopsies, later-captured micro-dissected cells, and sorted cells.
“With India's rapidly growing number of partnerships with global pharma companies, our alliance will significantly contribute to the success of customers' development and collaboration programs,” Sue Pandey, VP of field operations for San Carlos, Calif.-based NuGen, said in a statement.
Financial terms of the agreement were not released.