Beckman Coulter Genomics is now offering RNA-seq services using Illumina's TruSeq RNA sample prep kits and HiSeq 2000 in conjunction with Beckman Coulter's Biomek liquid handling platform.
Life Technologies is now offering LGC Forensics' ParaDNA under a distribution agreement. ParaDNA screens samples for the presence of a usable DNA profile in 75 minutes. The system helps determine whether a sample is suitable for further testing and processing. According to Life Tech, it will complement the company's existing DNA technologies, such as its GlobalFiler product.