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BGI, Utrecht Ink Partnership

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – BGI has signed an agreement with Utrecht University and University Medical Center Utrecht to establish a genomics research partnership in the Netherlands under which BGI will provide its next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics platforms, Utrecht Life Sciences said.

The partnership, which will focus on joint large-scale genome sequencing and functional genomics, will provide Utrecht researchers access to BGI's resources and will provide BGI with access to the research resources at the Utrecht institutes.

Financial and other details about the partnership were not released.

Today's announcement follows a similar deal BGI and the University of California, Davis announced in June.

Utrecht Life Sciences is an alliance between partners in education, research, and entrepreneurs in the region that seeks to initiate networks involved in research in basic, translational, and clinical research areas.