Swift Biosciences

The two companies hope to provide translational researchers a faster, more comprehensive option for the design and validation of Accel-Amplicon panels.

The sample prep technologies firm intends to use the funding to expand its commercial channels, among other things.

A team from Mount Sinai and Swift Biosciences used targeted sequencing to detect cancer mutations in uterine lavage fluid.

The partners plan to improve yields from small input samples and provide better sequencing libraries.

Both partners believe the agreement will help expand the scope of their services and give them additional markets for their products.  

The companies will combine their technologies to create workflows for the next-generation sequencing of tumor cells obtained from FFPE samples. 

The companies are combining their respective products to provide a solution that covers genetic testing from sample prep to clinical reports.

Swift will incorporate Horizon Discovery's NGS reference standards as a positive control in its oncology panel.

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