Agilent Touts 'Substantial' Market Potential of Impending Target-Enrichment Kit | GenomeWeb

Agilent Technologies last week said it plans to launch later this month its SureSelect Target Enrichment System, which is designed to enable scientists to sequence genomic areas of interest with second-generation sequencing instruments.

According to Agilent, researchers can use the platform to capture a subset of exons or other genome targets and wash away the rest of the genome prior to sequencing. The company views the product as a replacement for what it calls “labor-intensive” methods for targeted re-sequencing, such as PCR.

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