Halo Genomics

By Julia Karow
Broadening its DNA target enrichment portfolio beyond SureSelect, Agilent Technologies last week acquired Halo Genomics of Uppsala, Sweden, for an undisclosed amount.

Agilent Technologies said today that it has acquired Halo Genomics, a privately held Uppsala, Sweden-based provider of sample prep tools for next-generation sequencing.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Agilent Technologies today announced two deals that are expected to grow its footprint in the life science space.

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Halo Genomics and Uppsala University today announced a joint project to identify genetic mutations that lead to colon cancer.

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Oxford Nanopore Technologies has hired Kristen Stoops as business development director.

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Illumina has launched several products related to its MiSeq platform, including TruSeq Custom Amplicon Kits, Nextera DNA sample prep kits, and its BaseSpace Cloud Environment for storage and analysis.

The appointment of Genycell follows similar announcements by Halo Genomics covering Japan and France.

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Lawmakers have asked four direct-to-consumer genetic testing companies to explain their privacy policies and security measures, according to Stat News.

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