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New Products: Asuragen's AsuraSeq Cancer Panels

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Asuragen has launched as a service three sequencing-based cancer panels: AsuraSeq-1000, AsuraSeq-35, and AsuraSeq-8, which target 1,000, 35, and eight amplicons from 52, 16, and five known cancer genes, respectively.

The company offers AsuraSeq-1000 on the Illumina Genome Analyzer, while the others are offered on the Ion Torrent PGM. Additionally, it is also offering Ion's AmpliSeq Cancer Panel, which targets 190 amplicons from 46 genes. All panels are sequenced to greater than 1,000-fold coverage, and the company will report mutations down to a 5 percent prevalence.

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