NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – NuGen Technologies plans to open two new facilities in November. The plans include a move from an existing facility in San Carlos, Calif., into a larger one, and a new research facility in Seattle.
The genomic sample prep company said today that the new facilities are part of its plan to expand its technology portfolio "to include breakthrough applications in the [next-generation sequencing] market." NuGen said its products will offer researchers "the ability to convert a broader range of material types into sequencing libraries while streamlining sample preparation workflow."
One of its new products will be a sample prep kit for next-generation RNA-Seq, with other products for the next-gen sequencing market planned for the near future.
"Our commercial success to date allows us to make a significant investment in establishing a strong presence in the high-growth NGS market," Elizabeth Hutt, NuGen's CEO, said in a statement. "Part of that investment is the recruitment of a team of new scientists, led by Dr. Christopher Raymond, formerly of Rosetta Inpharmatics."