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New Products: Eureka Genomics' Proton Services; Roche's GS FLX+ Software

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Eureka Genomics is now offering next-generation sequencing services on Life Technologies' Ion Proton. Initially, the service will focus on library preparation and sequence data generation, with services to expand to target enrichment of gene panels and the exome, and complete data analysis.


Roche has launched software v2.9 for it 454 GS FLX+ system, which extends amplicon read lengths to 800 bases for targeted sequencing projects while maintaining greater than 99 percent accuracy, according to the company.

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