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Illumina, Febit

lllumina this week launched Illumina Connect, a bioinformatics software partnership program established to advance data integration and analysis.
This program offers access to third-party bioinformatics providers of advanced data analysis applications for processing Illumina array data. Customers who have upgraded to Illumina's BeadStudio 3.0 Data Analysis Software for analyzing genotyping, gene expression, and copy number variation analysis can use the program, Illumina said.
Participating vendors currently include Biocomputing Platforms, GeneSifter, Golden Helix, Ingenuity Systems, Partek Genomics, Rosetta BioSoftware, Sapio Sciences, SAS, and Stratagene.

Febit last week announced that it will now offer a Geniom miRNA Biochip for all known microRNA sequences to be used on its Geniom One instrument or forthcoming Geniom Analyzer.
In addition to the miRNA from the most recent version of the Sanger Institute’s public miRBase database, researchers can include oligonucleotides for detection of non-published sequences connected to their studies, Febit said.
Researchers can order ready-to-go biochips for use with the Analyzer or synthesize the chips themselves using the Geniom One instrument.

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