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Life Tech, OpGen to Combine Technologies for Outbreak Surveillance

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Life Technologies and OpGen today said that they will co-develop technologies and applications for public health surveillance.

The companies plan to incorporate Life Tech's Ion Torrent sequencing system with OpGen's whole-genome mapping technology. They will focus on developing technologies and applications to improve the management and surveillance of food-borne microbial outbreaks and infectious disease analysis.

As part of the collaboration, Life Tech will join the public health consortium recently established by OpGen to evaluate whole-genome mapping and sequencing for confirmation and management of disease outbreak.

The collaboration will "provide public health and clinical laboratories access to cutting-edge technologies for microbial analysis and outbreak management," Douglas White, CEO of OpGen, said in a statement.

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