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New Next-gen Sequencing Facilities in New York

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Empire Genomics, the University at Buffalo, and Life Technologies have joined to develop CLIA-certified next-generation sequencing facilities in upstate New York, they announced today.

The facilities will be set up at the UB's New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences and at the Buffalo, NY, headquarters of Empire Genomics. Life Technologies is providing Ion Torrent sequencers to the facilities.

The technology along with the expertise of UB researchers and Empire Genomics "will help researchers develop new diagnostic tests that, in the future, could enable physicians to prescribe treatments tailored to each individual based on genetic make-up," the three partners said.

Financial and other details of the deal were not disclosed.