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Geospiza and NuGen to Integrate and Co-Market Software, Sample Prep for Next-Gen Sequencing


Geospiza and NuGen Technologies said this week that they are developing a workflow for next-generation sequencing that will integrate their respective genetic analysis software and sample-prep technology.

Under a co-marketing agreement, the companies will combine Geospiza's GeneSifter software with NuGen's Ovation and Encore sample prep reagents.

The integrated workflow will enable researchers "to follow and document a step-by-step best practice for sample preparation combined with fully integrated data analysis and other sample information in one system," said Rob Arnold, Geospiza's president, in a statement.

Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute will be testing the new workflow.

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