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.

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