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Halo Genomics Enlists Westburg as Distributor for Belgium, Netherlands, Luxemburg


Halo Genomics of Sweden has tapped Westburg to distribute its sequencing target enrichment products in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxemburg, the company said this week.

Netherlands-based Westburg is a supplier of molecular biology reagents and equipment for research and molecular diagnostics applications.

Halo Genomics, based in Uppsala, offers target selection services and kits for next-gen sequencing that are based on its Selector technology. It is currently working on a new product that combines single-tube target amplification and sequencing library prep for the Illumina platform (IS 3/1/2011).

The firm, which changed its name from Olink Genomics last year, recently signed on several other distributors: Cambio for the UK, Integrated Sciences for Australia and New Zealand, and Biozym Scientific for Germany and Austria.

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