Cell Line Genetics

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Agilent Technologies today said it will collaborate with Cell Line Genetics to develop high-throughput, genomic characterization workflows for confirming and monitoring the integrity of cell lines for translational and regenerative medicine research.

This story has been updated to include additional comments from Ambry Genetics and Sigma-Aldrich.
By Justin Petrone

Ambry's StemArray is manufactured by Roche NimbleGen and enables researchers studying stem cells to detect genomic abnormalities that would ordinarily be missed by low-resolution karyotyping.

CLG will sell the StemArray products and services to its current customers and other companies and research institutions.

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