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PerkinElmer, 10x Genomics to Jointly Offer Automated NGS Solutions

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – 10x Genomics said today that it has signed an agreement with PerkinElmer to jointly offer automated next-generation sequencing solutions using a combination of their respective technologies.

The companies will merge 10x's Chromium system and PerkinElmer's automation solutions into a combined NGS solution for researchers. PerkinElmer said its automation solutions increase both the throughput and efficiency of sequencing assays, allowing researchers to streamline and enhance existing NGS workflows they have developed.

10x's Chromium system features the company's Linked-Read sequencing technology, which allows researchers to glean long-range sequence information from small fragments of DNA. Combined with PerkinElmer's automated solutions, 10x said it believes Chromium will be able to significantly increase throughput and sample numbers, accelerating discoveries of disease-associated variants.

"By offering the Chromium System together with high-throughput automation platforms from PerkinElmer, we believe we will not only better serve our customers, we will also create a compelling workflow for meeting the research community’s critical need for long range, structural and cellular information," 10x CEO Serge Saxonov said in a statement.