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Dovetail Genomics Inks South Korean Distribution Deal

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Dovetail Genomics announced today that it has signed an agreement making Daon BioSciences the exclusive distributor of its genome assembly services in South Korea.

Specific terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"A key goal of ours in 2017 is to further expand our reach into Asia," Dovetail CEO Todd Dickinson said in a statement. "South Korea has established itself as a leader in genomics, and we are thrilled to be partnering with Daon BioSciences to introduce Dovetail services to this important segment of the scientific community."

Dovetail offers genome assembly services for plant, animal, and microbial genomes based on its proprietary short-read sequencing-assembly protocol. Its service options include full de novo assembly, with Illumina or Pacific Biosciences sequencing methods, or assembly improvement. The company also recently introduced its Hi-C sequencing and assembly service, which yields chromosome-scale genome assemblies.

In December, Dovetail partnered with Tomy Digital Biology to offer its assembly services in Japan.