Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Ambry Becomes First Certified Service Provider for Ion Torrent's PGM

Premium

Ambry Genetics will be the first authorized customer-service provider for Ion Torrent's Personal Genome Machine, the companies said this week.

Under Ion Torrent's new service provider program, CSP certification means that the organization has been trained and tested by Ion Torrent to produce high-quality sequence data.

Ambry was an early-access user of the PGM, and the company is "now taking orders and lining up customers" for sequencing, Ardy Arianpour, Ambry's vice president of business development, said in a statement.

He added that since the PGM was launched, the company has received "numerous requests to sequence various types of samples."

Ambry CEO Charles Dunlop said in a statement that the company has been generating data with the PGM for six months and is "excited about launching services on this platform."

The Scan

Two J&J Doses

Johnson & Johnson says two doses of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine provides increased protection against symptomatic COVID-19, CNN reports.

Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Response in Kids

The Pfizer-BioNTech SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in a lower-dose format appears to generate an immune response among children, according to the Washington Post.

Chicken Changes to Prevent Disease

The Guardian writes that researchers are looking at gene editing chickens to help prevent future pandemics.

PNAS Papers on Siberian Dog Ancestry, Insect Reproduction, Hippocampal Neurogenesis

In PNAS this week: ancestry and admixture among Siberian dogs, hormone role in fruit fly reproduction, and more.