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Asuragen Certified for Agilent Assays

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Agilent Technologies said today that it has certified Asuragen to offer its array-based comparative genomic hybridization and microRNA assays along with its lab services offerings.

Agilent named Asuragen a certified service provider for these assays after a training and assessment program that included proficiency in analyzing Agilent's 60-mer oligo microarrays, providing sample quality control on the Agilent 2100 Bioanalyzer, using its reagents and protocols, scanner and extraction software, and using the GeneSpring bioinformatics platform for data analysis.

"Agilent's miRNA microarrays and Array CGH for DNA allow us to add another dimension to our comprehensive oncology services and Encompass for FFPE (Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded) Tissues Services portfolios for our clients," Carol Berry, GM of Asuragen's Pharmaceutical Services Division, said in a statement.

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