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Zymo Becomes Illumina CSP for NGS

NEW YORK(GenomeWeb) – Epigenetic service provider Zymo announced on Monday it has become an Illumina Certified Service Provider for next-generation sequencing. 

Zymo said it underwent a two-step process including minimum data generation, data certification, and an on-site audit of the facility and process to ensure that it follows Illumina CsPro best practices for customer communication, sample and reagent management, library preparation and sequencing, and data processing. 

Based in Irvine, Calif., Zymo provides services for genetic, epigenetic, and expression analysis. Other services that it offers include ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, and DNA modification analysis by mass spectrometry, it said. 

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