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S2 Genomics, Riken Partner on Single-Cell Genomics Applications

NEW YORK – S2 Genomics said on Tuesday that Japan's RIKEN Center for Integrated Medical Sciences will evaluate and further develop single-cell sequencing applications on the S2 Genomics' Singulator tissue prep system under and early-access program.  

According to Livermore, California-based S2 Genomics, the Singulator platform combines enzymatic and mechanical disruption to produce suspensions of cells or nuclei for downstream single-cell applications.

S2 Genomics plans to commercially launch the platform later this year as a research-use-only instrument.

"The Singulator automates and standardizes the dissociation of solid tissues and can improve the quality of single-cell and single-nuclei data from a variety of solid tissue types," S2 Genomics CEO and President Stevan Jovanovich said in a statement. "We are excited to work with the RIKEN IMS to evaluate the performance of the system and to develop new applications for the Singulator platform."