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Australian Genome Research Facility Named Agilent CSP for NGS

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb)—Agilent Technologies has named the Australian Genome Research Facility (AGRF) as an Agilent Certified Service Provider for next-generation sequencing.

The AGRF is a nonprofit organization established in 1997 under a government science infrastructure program. According to Agilent, the facility serves genomic scientists in public and private enterprise through laboratories in five locations across Australia.

"Making Agilent's innovative next-generation sequencing solutions easily accessible to researchers via a reputable service provider like the AGRF is going to help advance research outcomes in our region," Jeremy Dumsday, regional sales manager for Agilent's Genomic Solutions, said in a statement. Additionally, Dumsday noted that Agilent's Bioanalyzer, TapeStation, and SureSelect products are an integral part of AGRF's service offerings.

The Agilent certification gives laboratories access to Agilent technology and proven workflow solutions, and allows customers access to reliable results from a validated lab, without the cost of technical challenges of implementing NGS technology in their own lab, the company said.