This story was originally published Feb. 2.
Illumina and GenoLogics, which designs laboratory information management system software, have entered into a co-selling agreement, GenoLogics said last week. Under the terms of the deal, Illumina will market a version of GenoLogics' Geneus LIMS software that is pre-configured for its next-gen sequencing systems and TruSeq sample prep kits.
GenoLogics said the software will enable customers to track library preparation and instrument runs, and prepare basic reports in weeks rather than months.
GenoLogics' CEO Michael Ball said that the agreement follows on a previous preferred partner agreement that has allowed the company to work with Illumina on software that is "complementary" to its hardware and sample prep kits. "This enables next-generation sequencing labs to deploy instrumentation and data management solutions simultaneously."
The company has also partnered with Pacific Biosciences for data handling and analysis (IS 2/16/2010).