NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Roche NimbleGen today said that it has named Macrogen a Certified Service Provider for Korea.
Specifically, Macrogen has joined the CSP program for offering services using NimbleGen's Comparative Genomic Hybridization/Copy Number Variation services in its lab in Seoul, South Korea. Macrogen will process gDNA samples for CGH/CNV using the complete NimbleGen array CGH workflow including the high-resolution MS 200 Microarray Scanner.
Macrogen had used the NimbleGen aCGH microarrays as part of its efforts for the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's CNV projects. That project was a two-phase study, which included a large-scale characterization of CNVs in Korean populations and analysis of common CNVs in genome-wide association studies for 6,000 Korean individuals, said Roche in a statement.