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According to the company, the new product is an example of its direction for next-gen sequencing sample prep: flexible and automated.

The platform can prepare almost 1,000 samples in less than 24 hours using the SISCAPA workflow, Tecan said.

Agilent Technologies, DxNA, Toyo Seikan Kaisha, Gen-Probe, NuGen, and 3M are awarded US patents.

IP Roundup: May 10, 2011

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Advanced Liquid Logic, Duke University, NuGen Technologies, Stanford University, Schott, Corning, Immucor

However, the company confirmed that it is no longer commercializing its test, the Enigma ML Influenza A/B detection assay, in partnership with GlaxoSmithKline as was previously reported.

Under the terms of the agreement, NuGen's Ovation RNA-seq kit will be the first to be automated on the Apollo 324 system and will be available commercially this year.

New Products: Apr 12, 2011

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NuGen's Ovation RNA-seq for Roche's GS systems, NEB and Sequenom's EpiMark Methylated DNA Enrichment Kit, Complete Genomics releases 29 whole-genome datasets

The companies will co-promote NuGen's Ovation RNA-Seq system with 454 Life Sciences' GS FLX and GS Junior systems to enable whole-transcriptome profiling of low-abundance samples.

The firms will automate NuGen's NGS Sample Preparation workflows on IntegenX's Apollo series next-generation sequencing library preparation instruments.

NuGen and WaferGen Biosystems are collaborating to develop and market workflows that combine NuGen's sample prep and preamplification technology with WaferGen's SmartChip high-density and –throughput real-time PCR system.

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GenomeWeb reports that Veritas Genetics is suspending its US operations.

A Brazilian-led team of researchers reports it has generated a sugarcane genome assembly that encompasses more than 99 percent of its genome.

Certain plasma proteins could be used to gauge a person's age and whether they are aging well, according to HealthDay News.

In Science this week: approach to measure microRNA targeting efficiency, strategy to conduct high-throughput chemical screens at single-cell resolution, and more.