NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Eurofins Genomics and genome analysis firm Igenbio today announced a deal to combine their expertise in sequencing and analysis services for microbial, fungal, and algal organisms.

The agreement will provide researchers a one-stop shop for their genomics projects with analysis of raw extracted DNA, the partners said. Financial and other terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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