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SeqWright Adds 454 GS FLX System to Services Offering

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – SeqWright said today that it has purchased a GS FLX  DNA sequencing system from Roche’s 454 Life Sciences subsidiary.
 
The Houston, Texas-based genomics services provider had previously purchased a SOLiD next-gen sequencer from Applied Biosystems.
 
It said the GS FLX would complement the ABI system and enable it to offer a more diverse array of next-generation services, including de novo sequencing of higher organisms. “For example, utilizing the strengths of the two systems, SeqWright can create a scaffold sequence using the long reads of the GS FLX and subsequently combine that scaffold with the vast amounts of sequence data from SOLiD to build up the genomic coverage,” SeqWright said in a statement.

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