New Products: Illumina's TruSeq Amplicon – Cancer Panel; BGI's FFPE Service; FlexGen's Gene Searcher
Illumina has launched its TruSeq Amplicon — Cancer Panel, which targets 35 kilobases of mutational hotspots from 48 known cancer genes with 212 amplicons.
FlexGen of the Netherlands said last week that China's BGI and Leiden University Medical Center will use its target enrichment technology to validate variants for the Genome of the Netherlands, or GoNL, project.
New Products: FlexGen's FleXelect kits; Hamilton Robotics' automated sample prep kit; Galaxy update
FlexGen has launched a set of target enrichment products in its FleXelect product line. The products include a whole-exome enrichment kit as well as several targeted gene panels, including a cancer risk panel, hereditary diseases panel, and a BRCA screening kit.
The firm will use the undisclosed amount to optimize the protocols for its genomic-selection application and to start building a sales and marketing force that "will become more visible in the second half of this year," CEO Fred Dom said.