By Justin Petrone

Agilent Technologies and Febit this week separately announced expansions to their sequence-capture product lines, while Roche NimbleGen discussed plans to grow its seq-cap portfolio by year end.

Clients of these firms use sequence capture, an application also known as target enrichment and targeted resequencing, to select specific target sequences for deep sequencing on second-generation tools sold by Illumina, Life Technologies' Applied Biosystems, and Roche 454 Life Sciences.

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