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Sequenom Certifies First Center of Excellence

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sequenom and Genome Quebec announced today that Sequenom has certified its first Center of Excellence for genotyping technology: the McGill University and Genome Quebec Innovation Centre.

Under the new collaboration, the Innovation Centre, which is funded by Genome Canada and the Quebec provincial government, plans to use the Sequenom MassARRAY system to help maintain high-quality genotyping data. It currently has two MassARRAY compact instruments and plans to begin testing for qualification of Sequenom’s EpiTYPER methylation services in the near future.

The institution will be the only Sequenom Genotyping Center of Excellence in Canada for the first year of its certification, though Sequenom has indicated that it eventually hopes to expand the certification program to other academic and research institutions. To receive the certification, Genome Quebec passed initial laboratory qualification and proficiency tests and operating procedure audits that looked at criteria such as data delivery and turnaround time.

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