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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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The New York City Police Department will be removing DNA profiles from a local database if they are from people who were never convicted of a crime, the New York Times reports.

Science reports that accusations of sexual assault against a microbiome researcher has also led to questions about his academic certifications.

Wired reports that researchers are analyzing the DNA fish leave behind in water to study their populations.

In Science this week: comprehensive cellular map of the human thymus, evidence of admixture between the ancestors of Neanderthals and Denisovan and a 'superarchaic' population.